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Green Bulletin
January 2017

Get your hands wet with this free, interactive workshop to learn how your scouts can protect our water. 

SCARCE founder, Kay McKeen, will show you new ways to save water, energy, and money - all at the same time. You'll go home with a wealth of info and useful items to get you going. Unique tips will inspire you to reduce, reuse, and recycle all year long!
Cool DuPage is sponsoring The Conservation Foundation's 2017 Environmental Summit, Landscaping for a Healthier Life !   Register now   for this  FREE   summit.  Guest speakers will focus on utilizing landscaping for energy efficiency, and how trees and natural landscapes assist with mental and physical health improvements. A win-win for any residential, business, or large campus property. 

Check out some local leaders in green! A Lombard church's garden feeds local people in need. The Westin hotel gives old chairs new life at a West Garfield Park church.

DuPage County offers grants to help with projects such as green roofs, permeable pavers, streambank stabilization and more! Applications due January 20th, 2017!

Do you know a student interested in film? Does your child speak a foreign language at home? Learn more about this great opportunity for students to flex their creative talent. Equipment provided. Cash prizes! 

Check out these three organizations - in Bloomingdale, Wheaton, and Downers Grove - that proved their commitment to the environment.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.It is an odorless, colorless gas that occurs throughout Illinois and can leak into your basement. Have you tested your home?

Resolve to "green up" your act in 2017. Check out these simple resolutions to lighten your impact on our planet. 

Find out how to reduce your holiday footprint by properly recycling, composting, or creatively reusing your decor.

See just why recycling plastic bags in your home bin is a problem. Instead, take them to a local store that offers recycling such as Jewel or Target.

We generate a lot of waste in the US. How much gets landfilled vs. recycled vs. composted? Good news? Recycling is going up!

Who knew? "Weeds", such as milkweed, can help support native pollinators and farmers. A more holistic approach to farming beckons.
Recycling Events
SEASONAL Holiday Light Recycling - Various Locations
Environmental Events
Jan 5 Scout Leader Watershed Workshop
Jan 10
Jan 19 DuPage Environmental Summit
Jan 23 Free Film: Flight of the Butterflies
Jan 28 Student 'Focus on Energy' Film Fest
Feb 2 Winter Beekeeping 6-wk Course Starts @ Lyman Woods
Feb 20 DuPage ROE STEM Open House
Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • ATF Physical Therapy
  • ETA hand2mind
  • Keson Industries
  • McDonalds Oak Brook
  • Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
  • The Westin Hotel Lombard
  • Whole Foods Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our December Volunteers

College of DuPage CCI Students
Giant Steps
Girl Scout Troop #477
Glenbard North HS Men's Service League
Phi Mu Elmhurst College
Niles North High School
UCP Seguin
Wheaton Warrenville South Students
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,
and DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.

Kay McKeen, Founder & DIrector
Vicki Baldino, Jeff Gahris, Heather Goudreau, 
Carrie Horak, 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