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Green Tips

Green Tip #40
Winter Preparation

Winter is coming. Here are a few ways you can go green:

  1. Let the sun in.
    The sun provides natural light and warmth open your curtains to take advantage. Close them in the evening for insulation.
  2. Install a programmable thermostat.
    Set the temperature lower when you aren't in the house. Save some green and you won't even notice the temperature difference.
  3. Stop the drafts.
    For about $30 you can stop drafts near windows and doors by sealing them with caulk or weather stripping. You'll save that much in a month.

Each small action on the part of an individual, when combined with the actions of others, makes great strides toward improving our environment.

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
(217) 423-7708

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