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Back-to-School 2019
Volume: 30 Issue: 1
Elsie Johnson Elementary School in Hanover Park, presented by SCARCE with help of Bill Shields, superintendent and Mayor Rodney Craig May 2019
Has your school earned a Water Quality Flag? Get in on the award-winning action this year and inspire your school to protect our water resources.

Contact us to get started!
Word of mouth is the #1 way teachers find out about our Book Rescue. Pass it along to teachers and staff at your school to let them know about all the books and supplies we have for them here at SCARCE - don't let them go through another school year without our help!

Share us in your teacher FB groups @ScarceEcoEd
Your school can be an Eco-Achiever!
Earn or re-certify an Earth Flag or Ecology Flag through SCARCE to show your school's commitment to a healthy future for people and our planet. We provide in-person training, student education, and guidance throughout the process. Proudly fly your flag to show off your eco-achievements.
How will your school celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day?
April 22nd, 2020
The first Earth Day in 1970 gathered millions of people across the U.S. and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Start planning now to make Earth Day 2020 a memorable milestone at your school!
Stay tuned for workshops to get you started!
SCARCE Fundraiser
Sat, Aug 17th @ 6pm
Hit up the ballpark for a fun evening for the whole family! Fireworks, bounce house, and parking included.  Get a $1 off per ticket with our link   plus $5 from each will be donated to SCARCE.  At only $11 per ticket, it's affordable fun for the whole family!

The top-ranked Schaumburg Boomers take on the Lake Erie Crushers Aug 17.
Service Opportunities with SCARCE
Key Club, National Honor Society, Eco Club
SCARCE has tons of opportunities for eco-service:
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Impactful community eco-projects
  • Recycling collections
Contact us to learn more
Is your school going to host a Pumpkin Smash this year? Join over 30 locations across the state helping to recycle pumpkins after Halloween. It's a great student eco-activity. Learn more here.
Upcoming Eco-Events
Aug 27
Sept 21
Oct 3
Nov 2
Dec 5
Feb 28
Institute Day Classes: Energy & Green Building and Water Dynamics
April 22
Earth Day - 50th Anniversary
April 2020
Thank you to our Summer Volunteers!
----- Arizona State University
----- Boy Scouts of America Troop 51 - Lombard
----- Boy Scouts of America Troop 8 - Hinsdale
----- Glen Oaks Transition Program - Glen Ellyn
----- Lisle Park District
----- Loyola University - Chicago
----- Neuqua Valley High School - Naperville
----- Radiological Society of North America - Oak Brook
----- St. Charles Borromeo Parish - Elmhurst
----- St. Francis High School - Wheaton
----- St. Francis Xavier Parish - La Grange
----- Waubonsie Valley High School - Aurora
----- Wheaton North High School
----- York High School - Elmhurst
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Sat Aug 24th & Sept 14th
  • Saturday Recycling events, various (ages 14+) see list
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling, Saturdays (Ages 14+)

Our book rescue couldn't function without these amazing individuals that dedicate their time each week to sorting, stocking, and organizing.

If you see them when you visit, give them a high-five!
Al - Andrea - Bonnie - Cindy - Diane - Denny - Gregg - Gayle - Greg - Glenn - Joyce - Janice - John P. - Jane - John G. - Jim - Jane - Jen - Jill - Karen - Kathy - Linda - Lynda - Marilyn - Maureen - Mary Lynn - Marcy - Nancy - Penny - Tip - Susan - Sharon
School-Year Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates
OPEN.......9am-12pm Sat, Aug 24
CLOSED......Labor Day Weekend Aug 31-Sept 1
Helpful Links
Ripples | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | |
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded in part by the DPC Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman,
the DPC Environmental Committee, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DPC Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Laura Fanning, Lauren Favia, Heather Goudreau,
Carrie Horak, Kaitlyn Hornik, 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.