Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
May 2020
Learn how you can protect clean water from home in this free webinar. Get tips on native gardens, composting, rain barrels, and more things you can do to keep pollution out of our local waterways.

Orders due May 21 st , Pick-up May 30 th
Do you have gardens? House plants that need love?
Give 'em a boost with food scrap amended compost! This nutrient-dense, natural fertilizer is made locally, diverts food waste from landfills, and helps fight climate change.

Sale is pre-order only with contactless curbside pick-up May 30th. BYO container, shovel, and muscle.
SCARCE is grateful to everyone caring for our community during these challenging times. We are doing our part by helping organizations get the supplies they need to serve the public safely and effectively.
Transparencies given for face shields.
Goggles donated to protect first responders.
Books provided for our local neighbors in need.
Learn with us - virtually
Join us for a free virtual webinar each Wednesday at 3pm or schedule a private virtual program for your group!

Visit scarce.org/events for our upcoming webinars or contact us to inquire about a program for your group.
Some Electronics Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Sites Re-open
Safety precautions are requested for any residents visiting recycling and disposal drop-off sites.
Some municipal e-waste recycling drop offs have re-opened. View an updated list of electronics recycling hours. The Regional Household Hazardous Waste site in Naperville is scheduled to return to normal hours on Saturday, May 9th. Visitors are asked to remain in their cars while workers unload.
Recycling is still taking place during the coronavirus pandemic but it depends on many people that make it work. Do your part to protect their health by taking precautions. Read more.
SCARCE moved to a new, larger location in March. We've done tons of unpacking and organizing and are in need of about 70 more heavy-duty industrial shelving units for our book rescue.
Can you help?

Thank you for your support!
Native plants are both beautiful and beneficial. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is offering native plants for sale by pre-order only with scheduled curbside pick-up on June 5th or 6th.
River Sweep, Prairie Path and Great Western Trail Clean-Ups Canceled
Formal clean-up events have been canceled in the interest of public health but organizers encourage you to go out on your own - while observing safe social distance - to clean up trash and debris on a trail or waterway near you. Our collective efforts will make a big difference for the health of our planet.
Following the state shelter-in-place order, SCARCE will remain closed to the public through May 31st. We hope to re-open June 1st. Staff are available to answer emails and calls. Please feel free to reach out!
Recycling Events
*Due to COVID-19, many events are canceled.*
We are doing our best to keep our listings up to date. Please double-check
the listing before leaving home. This information may change.
Environmental Events -  Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
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.