Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
March 2020
We are  so  excited to share that we are moving! The new space will more than double our square footage making it easier to run our  Book Rescue volunteer &   education programs , and  Scarcely Used Books & Records .
Most of all, it will be a much better space to serve you!

Our new location is only 3 miles up Route 53 . We look forward to serving you in Addison!

Things to know:
  • Our contact info and hours will remain the same.
  • Office staff will be available via phone and email during the move.
April 26th 1-4pm
Celebrate Earth Day with SCARCE and the Glen Ellyn Park District at this free, family-friendly event. Go on a guided hike, partake in an eco-workshop, paddle Lake Ellyn and more!

During the month of March check out SCARCE's Where is Away? exhibit at the Lisle Library. Get 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.
Native plants add beauty and extra flooding protection. Learn how to maintain your organization's detention basin and how to select a native landscape/restoration contractor. Registration required.
Spring is coming - time to start planning for the growing season! Save the date and reserve your supplies for pick up at our annual Growin' Green Garden market.
Pre-order available for:

Did you know that SCARCE accepts corks for recycling? SCARCE joined ReCork as a collection partner in 2017 and they recently celebrated a big milestone: Over 110 million corks recycled since 2008!
Come learn about cutting edge electric vehicles and alternative fuels and how they could help your fleet's bottom line. Dozens of vehicles on display and test drives offered. Early bird pricing thru 04/17 - Fleet managers (and above) can register for a free pass!
After you cast your vote on March 17th, recycle any unwanted corrugated plastic signs and metal stakes at the Lombard Village Hall. 24-hour drop off.
Did you know that average household leaks waste over 10,000 gallons of water each year?For Fix a Leak Week March 16-22, take a few minutes to find & repair leaks in your home.
Whether your participating in Earth Hour on March 28th or not, reduce your climate change impact year-round with these simple tips.
SCARCE has ended our disk recycling program. Unfortunately, the company we worked with for recycling is no longer accepting them. Disks are not recyclable in regular recycling programs. GreenDisk offers a mail-in program for a fee.
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!
  • Egg'lectic Cafe - Wheaton
  • Fifth Third Bank - Oak Brook
  • Performance Food Group - Montgomery
  • UPS Global Business Services - Addison
Special THANK YOU to our February Volunteers

----- Benedictine University - Lisle
----- Benet Academy - Lisle
----- College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn
----- Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School - Glen Ellyn
----- Hinsdale Central High School NHS
----- Invesco - Downers Grove
----- Wheaton North High School
----- Wheaton Warrenville South High School - Wheaton
Invesco Cares volunteers helped out in our book rescue in February.
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.