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Green Bulletin
August 2018
Green Fair on The Green September 15th

Join us outside on The Green at the DuPage County Fairgrounds for a free day of fun and learning for all ages! Discover local sustainable retailers, services, farms, food and organizations making a difference for people and the planet. 

Explore a variety of activities:
  • Mini workshops to expand your green skills and knowledge
  • Eco-themed acoustic children's show from Ralph of Ralph's World
  • Get crafty with upcycled materials in our makerspace
  • Unload at the Recycling Extravaganza 10am-1pm
See you there!

Attention Stewardship Committees, Green Teams, and Environmental Committees: This is a great opportunity to make connections and get ideas to enhance or create new projects.

Did you know that about 20% of produce never leaves the farm? You can help take a bite out of food waste and fight climate change simply by eating "ugly".
Aug 2nd 7-9pm

Join the Illinois Solar Energy Association for a fun, relaxing evening of food and drinks with the solar community. Please register to attend this event. Tickets are $25.00 and include appetizers and fun, point-scoring golf games for all skill levels.

Disks only please! Remove all disks from cases before donating for proper recycling.
Aug 24-25  8am-1pm

Find some treasures while supporting SCARCE! We'll have a wide variety household items, games, records, books and more. 

Every dollar earned goes towards helps divert good books and supplies from landfills to classrooms in need.

Is your garden more productive than you can handle? can help you find a local food pantry to donate your excess produce to help neighbors in need and fight food waste.
Saturday, Nov 3rd

Is your town already a part of this growing annual event? Help residents green their Halloween by providing a drop-off location for pumpkin composting. Start your planning now!
Are you taking part in the Great American Read?

Pick up copies of novels from the Read the 100 List for a steal at our on-going Used Book & Record Sale, which is open to the public 9am-12pm Tues, Fri and select Saturdays
Lead a Storm Drain Medallion Project

Prevent water pollution in your community with this simple service project. Materials and tools are provided for FREE by SCARCE. Perfect for any group high school age and older. Apply today!

Thank you to the DuPage Foundation for supporting this project!

Latex Paint & Foam Block Recycling
Drop-off thru Aug 4th, Recycled paint available while supplies last

DuPage County is hosting a latex paint and block foam recycling program this summer! The programs is held at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility off of Rt 53 from June 25th- August 4th. Recycled paint will be available starting June 30th. Hours are Monday-Saturday 8am-2pm. For more details visit 
Recycling Events

Aug 18  Wayne Township Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 8  Roselle Recycles Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 15  Green Fair Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 22  Lombard Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 29  Winfield Township Recycling Extravaganza
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Aug 1  Earth Overshoot Day
Aug 2
 Recycled Papermaking at GEPL: Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8
Aug 2  ISEA Solar Social: Topgolf Naperville
Aug 4  GEPL Volunteer Day at SCARCE
Aug 7  Wood Dale Police Night Out
Aug 11  Downers Grove Farmers Market
Aug 14
Aug 18  National Honey Bee Day
Aug 23  DuPage Environmental Town Hall
Aug 24-25  SCARCE Garage Sale - open to the public!
Aug 29  Teacher Expo - open to non-formal educators, scout leaders
Aug 25  National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
Sep 1  Monarch License Plate Decal Applications Due
Sep 6  Telematics & Connected Vehicles Seminar
Sep 8  Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice
Sep 15  SCARCE Green Fair
Sep 16  Drive Electric Week Event
Sept 21-23  Food Waste Weekend - Calling all Faith Communities!


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 Corporation - Addison
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • Whole Foods - Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our July Volunteers
The Boy Scouts of Troop 1410 in Lombard lent their helpful hands to our binder recycling effort.

Boy Scout Troop 1410
Elmhurst Girl Scout Troop 50956
Lisle Park District Teen Service
Naperville North High School
Otis Elevator Company
We Go High

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. We need volunteers that can lift!
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling: Saturdays (Age 14+)
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
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