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March 2020
Volume: 30 Issue: 7
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.
  • Education programs will continue as scheduled
Tuesday, April 21st
This month we highlight the sustainability efforts of students at Downers Grove South High School, Wiesbrook Elementary in Wheaton, and Hinsdale South High School in Darien. Check 'em out!
Downers Grove South kicked off their "DGS Thinks Globally & Acts Locally" campaign.
The Green Club at Wiesbrook in Wheaton collected over 6.5lbs of bread tags.for our recycling project.
Two Hinsdale South students were recognized for their essays on African-American conservation leaders.
Native plants add beauty and extra flooding protection for your property. Learn how to maintain your school's detention basin and how to select a native landscape/restoration contractor. Registration required.
Graduate Credit Courses
Earn 3 graduate hours or 40 PDs.

Our experiences and activities will help your students develop their  science and engineering practices  like asking questions, developing models, analyzing data and arguing from evidence. They offer many connections to  cross-cutting concepts  like  patterns cause and effect systems and system models energy and matter,  structure and function , and  stability and change .

Each course has experiences of broad importance in multiple science and engineering disciplines ( disciplinary core ideas ) with key organizing concepts. They provide key tools for understanding and investigating more complex ideas and problem solving using the  cradle to cradle model  , relate to interests and life experiences of students of all ages, and are  highly teachable and learnable from k-12 grades!
Investigate the life-cycle of the stuff we make, use, buy, and throw away each day. Learn more from experts about the  human impact  on the environment - for better or worse - and ways to make a difference.

Here's your chance to dive into water!  Led by experts in the field, you'll get a behind-the-scenes picture of the water infrastructure and  ecosystem services we benefit from every day.

Group Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Clean-Ups
Get your Eco-Club, NHS, Key Club or volunteer service group involved in a spring clean-up event. Help reduce the amount of plastic polluting our waterways and oceans
Food scrap compost is an amazingly diverse, natural fertilizer. Pre-order compost for pick up at SCARCE's Growin' Green Garden Market on Saturday, May 2nd.
Read The Lorax for Dr. Seuss's Birthday
March 2nd
Consider reading Dr. Seuss's environmental classic this March. Empower your students to take action with this addition to the ending, written by local librarian Emily Conradt:

"Unless you stand up and do something right now,
Nothing will get better no way, no how.
Starting right now your chances abound,
To take the next steps - we can turn this around."
Share & Inspire with your Earth Day plans!
We'd love to share how our local schools are celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd. Share your plans to help inspire others!
Email or tag us on Facebook @scarceecoed.
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.
Upcoming Eco-Events
Mar 6-15
Mar 9
Mar 14
Mar 28
Mar 31
April 1
April 7
April 21
Sustainable Design Challenge - open to the public 9am-11am!
April 26
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
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 - 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
School-Year Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates
CLOSED......Tues, Feb 17 - Fri, Mar 13
OPEN.......Sat, March 14th 9am-12pm
We open in our new home in Addison March 14th!
Helpful Links
Ripples | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | |
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded in part 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
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.