Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
February 2020
Wednesday, February 19th - Free
Calling all doctors, nurses, and pediatricians! Learn about the unique vulnerability of children to environmental toxicants and understand the pivotal role medical professionals have in advising families in the reduction of chemical exposures. 
Partners distribute books at Lutheran Church of the Master food pantry in Carol Stream.
SCARCE is proud to work with a network of volunteers and community partners to distribute gently-used and new books to our neighbors in need at local food pantries. Together, we can feed hungry minds and bodies while caring for our planet.

Do you work with a food pantry that can get books to those in need? Contact us to get started.
Local government is getting it done! Downers Grove is recognized for their green vehicles, West Chicago brings composting to town, and Clarendon Hills is featuring sustainability at their new commuter station.
The Village of Downers Grove was recognized for sustainable fleet.
West Chicago has added a curbside composting option for residents.
Clarendon Hills broke ground on a new train station with a focus on sustainability.
During the month of February check out SCARCE's Where is Away? exhibit at the Addison Public Library. Get the answers to your questions on recycling, composting, and more with this interactive display.   Learn more about the exhibit and how to bring it to your library here.
Wed, March 4, noon-1:30pm
Find out how you can help preserve streams and rivers in your neck of the woods through simple actions at this workshop. Registration required.
Come support local students competing in the 14th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. You'll be wowed by their creative building designs and innovative concepts - maybe you'll even get a few ideas for your next project!

------- Tuesday, April 21st - Public viewing 9am-11am
------- DuPage County Administration Building
------- 421 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton

Is your high schooler interested in participating? Registration opens February 5th!
Check out the creative ways cities are reducing their use of road salt to protect water quality and wildlife while maintaining safety during the winter.
Do you have a flair for art and an appreciation for pollinators? The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is seeking artists for a collaborative exhibit with the DuPage Monarch Project showing May-June.
Due to increased recycling costs, SCARCE's shredded paper recycling is discontinued, effective immediately. Please help us keep costs down by removing any non-usable papers from donations before dropping off such as used notebook pages, damaged folders, and copies of worksheets. Thank you!
Recycle Aluminum Cans at Naperville Humane Society
Recycle aluminum cans and other metals at the Naperville Area Humane Society (1620 W Diehl Rd). Drop off is open 24/7 in the open trailer in the parking lot. All funds support the humane society.
Recycling Events
Lots more scheduled! View full list of 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!
  • Culver's of Darien
  • Edward Jones - Glen Ellyn
  • John Walsh & Associates - Western Springs
  • Meyers & Flowers Law Firm - Carol Stream
  • Readerlink - Romeoville
  • Veritiv - Addison
  • Whole Foods - Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our January Volunteers
----- Benedictine University - Lisle
----- Benet Academy - Lisle
----- College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn
----- Girl Scout Troop 50994 - Darien
----- Girl Scout Troop 55524 - Clarendon Hills
----- Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School - Glen Ellyn
----- Hinsdale Central High School NHS
----- Hinsdale South High School AP Env Science - Darien
----- Islamic Foundation School - Villa Park
----- Wheaton North High School
----- Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Girls scouts helped us sort and peel crayons for our Super Crayon project.
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 individuals 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 - Davina - Diane - Denny - Gary - Gayle - Glenn - Greg - Gregg - Jane - Janice - Jen - Jill - Jim - John P. - John G. - Joyce - Karen - Kath - Kathy - Linda - Marcy - Marilyn - Mary Lynn - Maureen - Nancy - Penny - Sharon - Susan - Tip
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, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DuPage County 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.