December  2016
Visit us at the SCARCE facility from 3pm-7pm Thursday, Dec 8th. Check out our book rescue and demo some of our hands-on education tools. Seeing is believing when it comes to SCARCE - so come on by to learn about all the things we do. Check out our IKEA office makeover while you're at it! Light refreshments are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

SCARCE wants to work with HS/college students to create foreign language educational videos on the smart grid and energy efficiency in a way that highlights other cultures. Equipment provided. Cash prizes!  Videos will be shown in a movie theater! 

Check out some local leaders in green! Westmont Jr. High students #PickUp5 and Villa Park School District 45 is a star in the energy field.
Students made upcycled ornaments for a holiday tree.
This holiday season, DuPage County's Environmental Division partnered with Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) to celebrate the holidays in an environmentally-friendly way through a new program called Cool Yule. 

Naperville joins the list of towns with electronics recycling drop-offs. Televisions accepted for a 

DuPage County offers grants to help with projects such as green roofs, permeable pavers, streambank stabilization and more! Applications due January 20th, 2017.

Leaders, join us at SCARCE for this opportunity to learn about water issues with a focus on STEM. You'll leave inspired and confident to earn water badges and bring more water activities to your group.

Over 56 tons of pumpkins were collected for composting around Illinois on Saturday Nov 5th. Check out some photos and learn about the environmental benefits of this growing effort.
Over 240 gallons of cooking oil was collected for recycling into biodiesel during the 4th annual post-Thanksgiving collection event. 

Bring us your old, your broken and your tangled, burnt out masses of holiday lights! Over 26 towns offer various collection locations to recycle holiday lights this season. 
SCARCE founder, Kay McKeen, will show you new ways to save water, energy, and money - all at the same time. You'll go home with a wealth of information and unique tips will inspire you to reduce, reuse, and recycle all year long!

The Bensenville and Roselle police stations now collect medicines for safe disposal. All Naperville Fire Stations also collect medicines for disposal. Be sure to empty pills into a ziploc bag! 

SCARCE has a special key collection program "Keys for Conservation". The metal gets recycled, which helps our environment in more ways than one, and the proceeds support our education programs.

Energy STAR tells us that 9 out of 10 homes in the US are under-insulated. Have you ever checked your attic? First step, measure your insulation! Find more details on making your home more energy efficient this winter.

The United Nations wants you to consider the powerful and transformative impact your travel can have, SCARCE wants to help! Our "suitcase project" can help you bring needed books and supplies to wherever your travels take you.

The SCARCE offices and Book Rescue will be closed Dec 24-Dec 26 and Dec 31-Jan 02. We will close at 4:30pm on Tuesdays December 20th and 27th.

Recycling Events: Stay tuned until Spring!

Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • ADP
  • ATI
  • Crandall & Brackett
  • Elmhurst Tang Soo Do Karate
  • ETA
  • International Contractors, Inc (ICI)
  • MacKay & Company 
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Repeat Botique
  • Ronald McDonald House
Benedictine University
College of DuPage
COD International Program
DuPage High School District 88
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenbard South Key Club
Lisle High School Eco Club
SASED Visually Impaired
SEAL South
UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
Vanguard School 
Helpful Links
Support SCARCE with your online purchases. 

Report stormwater issues online.

Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling Guide, Trail Systems and more!