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Give the gift of green this holiday season

The holidays are approaching fast, and this year you might want to consider making your celebrations more environmentally friendly. Between gift wrap, trees, decorations, food, and more, the environmental footprint […]

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Council agenda includes hotel development review  Conceptual plans for an ambitious development in Woodstock – an 84-room hotel, two drive-thru restaurants, and two apartment buildings with 150 residential units – […]

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Get, use the newest edition of The Green Guide

While we greatly appreciate all the calls the Environmental Defenders receives with questions from caring folks who want to do the right thing and not toss recyclable or hazardous items […]

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Virtual (of course) annual meeting Sunday

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invites you to register for our virtual (of course) annual meeting on Sunday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.  You can register on […]

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Enviro-tips can help you with recycling, more

We hope the following helps to answer questions you may have or consider things you haven’t thought of before! Recycling can be confusing … so please enjoy these recycling and […]

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Citizen science projects for winter days

By Mallory Fischer Even if the weather outside is frightful, you can go on some delightful environmental adventures from the comfort of your own home! Citizen science projects are always […]

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Ways to ring in a green new year

With more time spent inside and less ambition to do big shopping at crowded stores, for reasons we can all relate to, many people are thinking of different ways to […]

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