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Green Tip #31
Garbage In, Garbage Out

Fewer than half of us recycle at the office, according to a 2008 Harris Interactive and Randstad USA poll. One way to fix that, suggests's Senior Editor Katherine Bell, is for companies to join a small but growing trend: installing tiny wastebaskets for non-recyclable trash and making workers empty them into a central dumpster.

The idea, first used in 1993 Ontario offices, is to make us think twice before tossing out trash. At California 's Sonoma State University , recycling rose by 55%, or nearly 90 tons, in 2006, as people put cans and bottles in their proper place instead of in newly installed five-inch-tall bins.

By Jacob Stokes, Business Week, August 11, 2008.


Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:27 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:27 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
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