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Green Bulletin
March 2018

One recycling conundrum we get asked about frequently is trophies. Odds are you've got a few lying around the house. You're done watching them collect dust so, what are your recycling options?
March 16th

Whether it's backyard or a curbside pick-up program you're interested in supporting, this webinar is for you. This program is aimed at anyone interested in encouraging composting at the local level.  

This month we highlight the efforts of the Glenside Fire Protection District to protect public health and the environment with their sharps disposal collection and advocacy as well as the progress of county-wide holiday light recycling efforts.
March 2-11th - across Chicago area

The One Earth Film Fest features over 30 environmental documentaries at over 50 free screenings across Chicagoland. This year the theme " This is the Moment" aims to help viewers take action. Check out the viewings in DuPage County in our post. 
Mar 13th 5pm-9pm

Support SCARCE and fill your belly! Make dinner a selfless act by stopping by Chipotle Mexican Grill Glen Ellyn on Tuesday, March 13th to order a meal or two (or ten!). Mention SCARCE and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to us to support our resource center and education programs.
March 24th, 8:30-9:30pm

Show your commitment to climate action by joining in this global movement to protect our planet. Create or join an event near you.
April 17th

SCARCE is looking for motivated DuPage County high school students as well as professionals in design-related fields to take part in our 12th annual Sustainable Design Challenge on Tuesday, April 17th.  The challenge is a hands-on learning opportunity with real-world connections.

Do you offer a product or service to help home gardeners grow green? Perfect for upcycled garden art creators, experts in backyard livestock (bees, chickens, goats), and eco-friendly garden tool purveyors. Contact [email protected].

Dunkin' Donuts and McDonalds announce plans to eliminate foam packaging and a summary of our collective progress on the food waste battle is optimistic. Click through for details and links to the original stories.

SCARCE could not function without our dedicated volunteers! If you're looking to make a regular commitment, check out our list of much needed volunteer roles. Unable to make a commitment? We're happy to work with one-time volunteers, as well. Get started today!

As part of a new Terracycle brigade, SCARCE now collects Now Foods brand flexible packaging and XyliWhite Toothpaste tubes. Items must be empty and dry.
Recycling Events

Mar 17  Lisle Sustainable Saturday
April 7  Wheaton Paper Shredding
April 21  Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza
April 21  Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza
April  28
May 5
May 12
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Mar 4  Film: Happening - A Clean Energy Revolution
Mar 5  Film: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman
Mar 6  Film: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Mar 8  Film: After the Spill
Mar 10  Garden Resource Fair
Mar 13  Chipotle Grill Fundraiser for SCARCE
Mar 21  Stream & Stormwater BMP Monitoring Webcast
Mar 22  The State of Our Water
Mar 24  Earth Hour
Mar 27  Natural World Book Club
April 3
April 17  Sustainable Design Challenge
April 21  Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Environmental Movement
April 28  Annual All-Volunteer Trail Clean-Up
May 5  Growin' Green Garden Market


SCARCE Used Book & Record Sale every Tues & Fri 9am-12pm and select Saturdays
Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • Domtar Corporation - Addison
  • Inland Real Estate - Oak Brook
  • MacKay and Company - Lombard
  • Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
  • Whole Foods - Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our February Volunteers

Benedictine University
Benet Academy
College of DuPage
Domtar Corporation
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Lisle High School Ecology Club
Naperville Rotary After Dark
Northern Illinois Academy
Room & Board Oak Brook
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
School of Expressive Arts and Learning - South
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. We need volunteers that can lift!
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling: Saturdays (Age 14+)
Helpful Links

Support SCARCE with your online purchases 
Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling Guide, Trails Systems, and more!
Report stormwater issues online.
Be a part of this initiative!


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This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board,
Daniel Cronin, Chairman,
the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Amy Grant
and DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.

Kay McKeen, Founder & Director
Vicki Baldino, Jeff Gahris, Heather Goudreau, 
Carrie Horak, Kaitlyn Hornik, Bev Jaszczurowski, 
Erin Kennedy,  Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef 

Environmental Education Programs are operated by SCARCE
School & 
Assistance for 
Recycling and  
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 100363
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program