Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
August 2019
Saturday, Aug 17th @ 6pm - Buy Tickets
Head out to the ballpark for an evening of classic summer fun!  Get a $1 discount per ticket with our link   plus $5 from each will be donated to SCARCE.  Enjoy fireworks at the end of the game. At only $11 per ticket, it's affordable fun for the whole family!
The top-ranked Schaumburg Boomers take on the Lake Erie Crushers Aug 17.
Dragonflies are natural predators for mosquitoes. Make your yard a haven for dragonflies to keep pesky mosquitoes in check.

Left: SCARCE's summer interns built a mini dragonfly garden, on display at the DuPage County Fairgrounds.
Left: Schafer Elementary School, Lombard
SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management received a 2019 Achievement Award in the Children and Youth category from the National Association of Counties for our Water Quality Flag program. The program is offered by SCARCE in partnership with DuPage County Stormwater Management and has awarded 24 local schools and organizations since 2014 for their efforts to protect local water quality.
Where is Away? Exhibit at the West Chicago Public Library
During the month of August check out SCARCE's Where is Away? exhibit at the West Chicago Public Library. Get the answers to your questions on recycling, composting, and more with this interactive display. Starts Friday, August 2nd.

Are you considering doing a renovation or building an eco-friendly home? Get inspiration and information for your future project or simply have fun touring local green homes including LEED certified and Passive homes.
You can make a big difference in the lives of under-privileged students living in DuPage County at the annual   Back-to-School Fair. Each year, SCARCE brings thousands of books for students to choose for their very own. We need your help to make it happen!
Sept 21st - Tickets available Sept 3rd
DuPage County Stormwater Management will offer the public a rare opportunity to tour its Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility on Saturday, September 21st. Past tours have sold out so get your tickets early!
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Accepting Candles for Reuse & Recycling
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is currently accepting new and used candles. Used candles are being melted down into new candles and sold as a fundraiser to support the pantry. Contact the pantry about donating at 630-469-8688.
Recycling Events
Environmental Events -  Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Used Book & Record Sale  @ SCARCE 9am-12pm every Tues & Fri and select Saturdays
Thank You to Businesse s
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our  Rescue Projects  this month!
  • Hotel Arista - Naperville
  • Keson Industries - Aurora
  • Lexus of Naperville
  • The Westin Hotel - Lombard
  • Whole Foods - Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our July Volunteers
----- Boy Scout Troop 8 - Hinsdale
----- Glen Oaks Transition Program - Glen Ellyn
----- Lisle Park District
----- Loyola University - Chicago
----- Neuqua Valley High School - Naperville
----- St. Charles Borromeo Parish - Elmhurst
----- St. Francis High School - Wheaton
----- Waubonsie Valley High School - Aurora
----- Wheaton North High School
----- York High School - Elmhurst
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. 
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling: Saturdays (Age 14+)
Our book rescue couldn't function without these amazing people that dedicate their time each week to sorting, stocking, and organizing your donations!

If you see them when you visit, give them a high-five!
Al - Andrea - Bonnie - Cindy - Diane - Denny - Gregg - Gayle - Greg - Glenn - Joyce - Janice - John P. - Jane - John G. - Jim - Jane - Jen - Jill - Karen - Kathy - Linda - Lynda - Marilyn - Maureen - Mary Lynn - Marcy - Nancy - Penny - Tip - Susan - Sharon
Helpful Links
Green Bulletin | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | info@scarce.org | www.scarce.org
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DPC Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman, the DPC Environmental Committee, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DPC Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Jan Breyne, Laura Fanning, Lauren Favia, Heather Goudreau, Carrie Horak,
Bev Jaszczurowski, Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef

Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
( S chool & C ommunity A ssistance for R ecycling and C omposting E ducation)
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.