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Green Bulletin
August 2017

Education leads to bright futures for kids.Make sure it supports a bright future for the planet, too, with these tips.

The dog days of summer are here! Check out these tips to stay cool and save energy. 

DuPage County Fairgrounds

Save the date for this fun, family friendly event! Join us this year for eco-friendly exhibits, displays, food, and products, an Eco-Art contest, Farmer's Market, Recycling Extravaganza and more! 

Aug 2, 2017

The day we begin living beyond our ecological means is creeping earlier each year. Pledge to reduce your impact and #movethedate.
Aug 2nd

Help thousands of underserved kids get ready for the school year at this annual event. SCARCE needs volunteers to staff our book tables in the afternoon.

5-gal. containers of reblended paint available at Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Facility. Open to any DuPage County resident, non-profit, or business. Pick up Mon-Fri 8am-2pm on a first come, first serve basis. Limit 3 containers.
Stay Up--to-Date with DuPage County Stormwater Management

Follow Love Blue. Live Green. to learn about how you can keep our waterways clean and the efforts being made by local government. Check out the 30 sec video below.

Love Blue. Live Green.
Love Blue. Live Green.

19 aquariums have joined up to reduce single-use plastic in their operations and spread awareness about how our choices impact our favorite aquatic critters.
Reserve your seat
Aug 23rd

View awesome examples of stormwater management infrastructure around the Chicago area. Choose from two routes for a full day of exploration.
Sept 8th-10th

Faith leaders - take collective action to educate your community on food waste and its social and environmental impacts. Start planning now!

Is your garden more productive than you can handle? can help you find a pantry to receive your extras. Prevent food waste and provide an awesome source of fresh produce for fellow community members.

Applications are open to apply for funding from Drive Clean Chicago for electric car charging projects in the Chicago region. Is your town or business looking to add a station? 
Aug 11th-12th

Find some treasures while supporting SCARCE! We'll have a wide variety of items available. Hours Fri 8am-3pm, Sat 8am-1pm at SCARCE.

Every dollar earned goes toward our rescue projects, working to prevent good books and supplies from going to the landfill and get them to classrooms in need.

Learn what key improvements to make to reduce your facility's energy demand. Commercial and industrial buildings with demands of 100kW and above are eligible.

SCARCE is now working with Danielle Cares for Chairs to collect and recycle plastic bread tags. Save yours and bring them to SCARCE!
Recycling Events

Aug 5  Wheaton Bank Paper Shredding
Aug 12  Bike Collection at Bike Wheaton Festival
Sept 9  Roselle Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 23
Sept 23
Sept 23
Sept 30
Sept 30  Recycling Extravaganza @ SCARCE Green Fair
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Aug 2  Earth Overshoot Day
Aug 5  Starry Skies Ordinance Drafting Meeting
Aug 9  Late Season Growing Techniques
Aug 11-12  SCARCE Garage Sale Fundraiser
Aug 12
Aug 17
Aug 23  Beyond the Basics Stormwater Field Tour
Aug 26  Illinois Prairie Path Clean Up
Sept 8-10  Food Waste Weekend (Calling all Faith Communities!)
Sept 14  SCARCE @ Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
Sept 30  SCARCE Green Fair
Oct TBD  Illinois Solar Tour
Oct 28  Prescription Drug Take Back Day


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
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Franklin's Frames & Art
  • Ivy Restaurant
  • Wheaton Whole Foods
Special THANK YOU to our July Volunteers

Benedictine University
College Preparatory School of America
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Lisle Park District Teen Service Series
Student Life / Wheaton College
UCP Seguin

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

SCARCE M-F 9am-4:30pm
Summer is our rescue's busy season! Help us unload donations of books and supplies - perfect for high school and college students.

Help underprivileged kids get books! We still need volunteers to help with later afternoon shifts (2pm-7pm).

Help sort & price  August 9th-10th . Staff the sale  August 11th  or 12th.

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