Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
April 2022
Earth Day 2022
Celebrate with a SCARCE Tour!
This year's Earth Day theme is "Invest in Our Planet!" Why not start by learning more about the rescue projects and environmental education happening locally at SCARCE!

Special one-hour tours will be offered on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. Learn more & register.

Thinking about making a donation in honor of Earth Day? Consider SCARCE, your local organization with an eco-mission. Check out our Earth Day Giving page to see how your donation can help!
D is for Donating
ABC's of Smart Recycling
Donating can feel great! But it's only great for the environment if the stuff continues to have a useful life after you pass it along.

Find out the "do's and don'ts of donating" with tips on where to donate and how to donate in a way that's safe, sanitary and secure! Learn more about making Smart Donations.
Saturday, April 30th - Outdoors at our Addison location
The Growin' Green Garden Market is ready to help you green-up your spring with plants, food scrap amended compost, and advice. Featuring organic seedlings, native plants, earth-friendly supplies, rain barrels, workshops and more!

When: Saturday, April 30, 9am - 1pm
Where: 800 S. Rohlwing Road, Addison

Pre-orders now being accepted for seedlings, rain barrels, and food scrap amended compost.
On Tuesday, April 5th, students from six local high schools showcased their models of sustainable buildings. Additionally, some students presented their models virtually. They were impressive!

There were homes, a hospital, a restaurant, a homeless shelter, and even a college dorm. Thank you to the students, teachers, professionals, and sponsors who contributed to this amazing learning experience! Read more here.
For 50 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has been planting trees to improve our world. This year's celebration includes events across the United States. Find Celebrations in Illinois.

Want to participate in a local initiative to plant native trees and track their growth? Stop by SCARCE's Growin' Green Garden Market on Saturday, April 30th and pick up a native oak sapling. Let's get growing!
Arbor Day is April 29th!
"Pick Up 5" is a great way to celebrate both Arbor Day and Earth Day this month! It's easy to participate. The next time you take a walk, just pick up 5 pieces of trash along the way.

When everyone joins in, we can significantly reduce the amount of litter that pollutes our waterways and public spaces like parks and hiking paths. Learn more about #PickUp5!
Green Drives Conference & Expo - Tuesday, May 3rd
Are you interested in sustainable transportation?

Green Drives celebrates the latest in green-vehicle technology and environmentally friendly vehicles. Speakers at this year’s show include John Davis, the Emmy Award-winning host of MotorWeek Television.
The conference is being held at Northern Illinois University’s Conference and Meeting Center, 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville.

April 18th - 30th

Bring an old, expired or damaged car seat to Target and recycle it to redeem a coupon on your Target app or Target.com/circle for 20% off one car seat, one stroller or select baby gear. Materials from the old car seats are recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management.
April 30
Elmhurst Quarterly Electronics & Textile Recycling 8:00am-noon
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped at recycling events this past month: scout groups, high school and college students, DuPage County Sheriff, SWAP, and the Wheaton Lions Club.

A total of over 2,460 cars attended events in the communities of Addison, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, and Wheaton. Great job!
For details on upcoming recycling events, visit our calendar.
Don't Miss Our April 22 Earth Day Tours!
Register for a 1-hour tour of SCARCE (10am, 1pm or 3pm) and learn more about all we do!
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE-LY USED Books & Records @ SCARCE Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Look Who Stopped By!
Teachers, students, and volunteers enthusiastically participated in a variety of environmental projects and education programs.
Helpful Links
Green Bulletin | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | info@scarce.org | www.scarce.org
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman, the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Sheila Rutledge, Chair, and the DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Jan Breyne, Rachel Carlson, Jasmine Flores, Heather Goudreau, Bev Jaszczurowski,
Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, Rose Naseef, Carina Ruscitti & Julie Wachowski
Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
(School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 190000000000000
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program.