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Green Bulletin
July 2017

What's the best way to retire a worn out flag? Learn how you can respect the flag and the environment.

Happy Independence Day!

Re-sealing your asphalt driveway is an important step to make it last. But are you slicking it with toxic coal tar?

You can take action to prevent water pollution! One of the first steps is to understand the problems. Check out these 40 facts to get started.
July 9th

Bring the kids to Wilder Park for a day of fun and learning all about the monarch!  

The Directors Choice film "Amor y Enchiladas",created by Glenbard East High School students was featured online by the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation. Awesome work!

Summer is our peak donation season! Please call regarding any size donation. Check out these guidelines for donating items to SCARCE. 

SCARCE is now working with Danielle Cares for Chairs to collect and recycle plastic bread tags. Save yours and bring them to SCARCE!
Aug 1st-2nd

Help thousands of underserved kids get ready for the school year at this annual event. SCARCE needs volunteers to set up and staff our book tables.
Sept 8th-10th

Faith leaders - take collective action this weekend to educate your community on food waste and its social and environmental impacts. 

Our Suitcase Project is built for travel! You provide the suitcase and the destination, we provide the books and supplies.
Latex Paint, Foam Block Recycling & Cooking Oil Collection at Woodridge Wastewater Facility

DuPage County's annual summer latex paint and styrofoam block recycling at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility begins June 1st and runs through the end of July. Cooking oil collection resumes and continues indefinitely.

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! 

SCARCE has a book and vinyl record sale  open to the public every Tues & Fri 9am-12pm and during our Saturday hours. 

A variety of adult fiction/non-fiction titles and records. Most items $2 or less.

Recycling Events
Recycling season has wrapped up! Stay tuned for the next round in the fall. 

July 8  Bensenville Paper Shredding
July 15  Shred4Rescues
Environmental Events
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
July 6  DuPage Organic Garden Club Garden Walk
July 8  Saturday Hours & Used Book & Record Sale
July 9  Children's Monarch Fest
July 15  Riverwatch Freshwater Mussel Training
July 20  Bloomingdale Farmers Market
July 22-23  GreenBuilt Home Tour
July 27
Aug 11-12
Aug 12  Saturday Hours: Used Book & Record Sale
Aug 17  Bloomingdale Farmers Market
Sept 8-10  Food Waste Weekend (Calling all faith communities!)
Sept 14  Bloomingdale Farmers Market
Sept 30

Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • CVS
  • Domtar
  • McDonald's
  • Whole Foods Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our June Volunteers

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton Vacation Bible School
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Highpoint Church
Northern Illinois University
SEAL South
UCP Seguin

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Help us get books to kids in need! We need your help prepping on Aug 1st and working the event on Aug 2nd.

SCARCE Garage Sale Fundraiser Aug 9th-12th
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, 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