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7 Ways You Can Be Greener in 2016

April 22 is Earth Day, a perfect time to think of ways to appreciate nature and our natural resources. Here are a few ideas to help you be greener in 2016.

1. Gather a few friends, co-workers or neighbors to volunteer for an hour or two in a park.

2. Sign up for a Nature Program at Knoch Knolls Nature Center,

3. Purchase a rain barrel and/or compost bin for your home or business through The Conservation Foundation. If you order soon, you can arrange to pick up your rain barrel at the City of Naperville's Arbor Day Tree Sale on April 30. Home delivery also is available all season.


  4. Plant a few native plants in your garden.  Learn more about native plants by visiting the Idea Gardens at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots or attending a free workshop on May 7 about gardening with native plants.

5. Help protect river wildlife by letting ducks feed naturally. Engage your kids in watching ducks dive for food, take photos and learn more about ducks online or in books.


   6. Enjoy nature this spring and summer by taking a walk or a bicycle ride along one of the many trails in our parks.


  7. Join others in the community in adopting a park, trail, or field.


    We would love to hear what you are doing to care for our environment. Feel free to comment below or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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