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Green Tips

Environmental awareness and stewardship don't require overwhelming changes.

Below are monthly Green Tips that you can incorporate into your daily life to care for the earth and reduce your impact on the earth's resources.

January – Replace Your Appliances!   July – Red, White, Blue and Green
February – Green Valentine's Gifts   August –Back To School
March – Stop Using Paper and Plastic   September – Green Cooking
April –Go Paperless!   October –Various Green Ideas for Vinegar
May – Make Compost   November –
June – Solar Powered   December –

More Helpful Green Tips!

What to do with old Electronics   Ceiling Fans Can Help Reduce Air Conditioning Costs
Home Energy Audits   Tips for a Green Lawn
Water Conservation in the Bathroom   Corded Telephones Save Energy
Kitchen Water Conservation   Trees Save Energy & Keep You Cool
Green Shopping Tips   Make the Plastic Bag History
Improve Your Fuel Economy   Reduce Your Lawn and Help Wildlife
Reduce Chemical Use at Home  

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Using Recycled Trash Bags   Local Farmer's Market in Decatur, IL
What are Rechargeable Batteries?   LED Headlamps Save Batteries and Bulbs
Green Tax Credits   Use Phosphate-Free Laundry Detergents
Reduce Paper Use   Boost the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner
Vehicle Oil Changes   Fish for Eating, Fish for Saving
Eat Locally   Pack a Lunch
Environmental Workouts   Borrow Books and Magazines
Enjoy Spring Weather   Line-Hang Laundry to Dry
Fluorescent Lights Myth   Winter Preparation
May is National Bike Month   How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?
The Truth About Computers   Save Paper with Digital Faxes
Ghosts & Phantoms in Electronics   Pack an Eco-Friendly Lunch
Save Energy with Your Thermostat   Green Children's Activities
Keep Cool and Save Energy   Holiday Charity Gifting
Save Energy with Your Water Heater   Green Holiday Parties
Energy Savings During Air Conditioning Season   Save Paper This Holiday Season!
Gas Prices Ruining Your Summer Vacation?   Continue Greening Yourself

Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:35 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:10 PM

What can you do at the Nature Center?

Visit Our Conservation Areas

Rock Springs Conservation Area
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
Fort Daniel Conservation Area



The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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