Stay in the know with local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
February 2018
Free  Forum - Feb 14th, 8:30-11:30am

Do you want to learn more about how to use a safe, natural fertilizer on your farm or facility grounds? Come learn the uses and benefits of food scrap amended compost for the health of soil, plants, and people.

Perfect for: buildings & grounds managers for schools, park districts, HOAs, turf managers, farmers and anyone interested in natural turf management.

Do you use 'flushable' wet wipes in the bathroom? Despite claims, they pose a real problem to our sewers causing backups into homes and waterways.
DuPage River Watershed Workshops
Feb 15 or 22, 12-1:30, FREE including lunch!

Register for your watershed's workshop to learn how to protect local streams & rivers in your neighborhood. Get ideas for how to improve local water bodies and how to fund projects.
Feb 27 10am-12pm

Get the knowledge and tools you need to save energy and money at your business. Join SCARCE, Cool DuPage, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and ComEd for this free program.

If you look up all the contact info you need online, take the extra step to opt out of phone book delivery - you'll save paper and prevent unnecessary GHG emissions. It's free, easy, and fast.
March 2-11th - across Chicago area

The 7th annual One Earth Film Fest features over 30 environmental documentaries at over 50 free screenings across Chicagoland. This year the theme " This is the Moment" aims to transform viewers into movers and shakers with next steps discussions after each film. 

Do you offer a product or service to help home gardeners grow green? Perfect for upcycled garden art creators, experts in backyard livestock (bees, chickens, goats), and eco-friendly garden tool purveyors. Contact
April 17th

SCARCE is looking for motivated DuPage County high school students as well as professionals in design-related fields to take part in our 12th annual Sustainable Design Challenge on Tuesday, April 17th.  

The Illinois Solar Energy Association hosts a free webinar once a month to teach anyone who wants to learn about how solar works, what beinga solar owner in Illinois entails, and a personal story or two from ISEA's Solar Ambassadors.

ComEd has been able to help over 35,000 small business customers save over $57M on their energy bills in the past six years. Find out what programs will work for you.
Recycling Events

Stay tuned! More events will be scheduled as we head into spring.

Mar 17  Lisle Sustainable Saturday
April  28
May 5
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Feb 2  World Wetlands Day
Feb 3
Feb 6 
Feb 8  One Year Later: Our Air, Land and Water
Feb 14  Get to the Heart of Better Soil through Composting
Feb 15  West Branch Watershed Workshop
Feb 20  Beyond Monarchs: Preserving Endangered Butterfies, Bees and Dragonflies
Feb 21  Spring Into Action: Creative Ways to Declutter Sustainably
Feb 22  East Branch Watershed Workshop
Feb 22  Nature RX Workshop
Feb 25  Winter Farmers Market
Feb 25  Native Landscaping 101: All About Plants
Feb 27  International Polar Bear Day
Feb 27  Natural World Book Club
Mar 2-11  One Earth Film Fest
April 3  York Used Book Sale Benefiting SCARCE
April 17  Sustainable Design Challenge
May 5  Growin' Green Garden Market


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!
  • Hormel
  • International Contractors Inc
  • McDonald's
  • Nordstrom
  • Silverado Grill
  • Triumph Restoration
  • Whole Foods Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our January Volunteers
St. Pets volunteers help with the super crayon project on MLK Day.

AFS Intercultural Programs
Benedictine University
Benet Academy
College of DuPage
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Glen Crest Middle School Builders Club
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Islamic Foundation School
Northern Illinois Academy
Lisle High School Ecology Club
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
St. Petronille Catholic Church
School of Expressive Arts & Learning (SEAL)
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Upcoming 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
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