Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
July 2020
800 S. Rohlwing Rd (Rt 53)
We have opened at our new home in Addison and we are excited to welcome folks back! For safety, masks are required and there are capacity limits in place. Learn more.

Visitor Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Donation Hours
Tues-Fri 9am-2pm.
**Donations of 5+ boxes require appointment. Call 630-545-9710
Summer heat can have us all cranking the AC to stay cool but whoa! What an energy suck that AC can be. Save energy and stay cool this summer with these simple tips. The planet - and your wallet - will thank you.
We use a lot of water in our yards, especially during the summer. Did you know that when you save water, you also save energy? Learn some strategies to conserve water and energy outside your home.
Looking for a simple way that you can serve your community? Lead a storm drain medallion project! This project is a simple way to educate your community and protect clean water. Learn how to get started.
Are you looking for a program for your scout group, garden club, or organization? SCARCE now offers live virtual programs via Zoom on a wide range of topics appropriate for a variety of age groups.

Contact us  to discuss what we can do for your group.
Did you know that we have a used book and record shop that is open to the public ? SCARCE-LY USED was started by volunteers and supports our reuse center. Most items are $5 or less. Open at our new location Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. Get a peek here
Solarize Chicagoland - DuPage County
The Solarize Chicagoland program is underway and has already met the 1 st  benchmark with 113.18 kW of solar already set for installation.  Solar Power Hours  are scheduled in July and August with 2 sessions   En Español . Join us for one of the many Power Hours to learn more about how this is the optimal time to install solar to receive maximum rebates and incentives.
The newly opened Hope's Garden at the DuPage County Jail offers inmates an opportunity to connect with nature and learn new skills. The garden was a collaboration of SCARCE, the DuPage County Sheriff, DuPage County Environmental Committee Chair Liz Chaplin and JUST of DuPage.
Is your business looking to reduce waste and increase recycling? Check out Terracycle's many unique waste diversion offerings including a disposable globe recycling program.
Can you believe SCARCE has been educating and saving resources in the service of people and our planet for 30 years now? Time flies when you're following your passion! We're planning a celebration - stay tuned for details!
Right now we are moving forward with the annual Pumpkin Smash. Hosts will be asked to follow proper safety precautions including wearing facial coverings and social distancing. Host site registration opens in August.
Christmas in July: Holiday Light Recycling Update
36,765 pounds of holiday lights were recycled in DuPage County during the 2019/2020 season. Since 2009, the program has spread across Illinois and recycled almost a half million pounds of lights.
Got lights? SCARCE collects holiday lights for recycling year-round!
Thank you to program partner Elgin Recycling.
New Collection: Bikes, Bike parts & Accessories
SCARCE is now a drop-off site for Working Bikes. SCARCE will accept donations of repairable adult bikes, gently-used kids' bikes, bike parts and bike accessories. Donation hours are Tu-Fri 9am-2pm.
Recycling Events
Environmental Events -  Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Scarcely Used Books & Records  @ SCARCE Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm
Thank You to Businesse s
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our  Rescue Projects  this month!
  • Ivy Restaurant - Wheaton
  • Keson Industries - Aurora
  • UPS Global Business Services - Addison
On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Reuse Center Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. 
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling: Saturdays (Age 14+)
Our book rescue couldn't function without these amazing individuals that dedicate their time each week to sorting, stocking, and organizing your donations!

If you see them when you visit, give them a high-five!
Al - Andrea - Bonnie - Cindy - Davina - Diane - Denny - Gary - Gayle - Glenn - Greg - Gregg - Jane - Janice - Jen - Jill - Jim - John P. - John G. - Joyce - Karen - Kath - Kathy - Linda - Marcy - Marilyn - Mary Lynn - Maureen - Nancy - Penny - Sharon - Susan - Tip
Helpful Links
Green Bulletin | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | info@scarce.org | www.scarce.org
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman, the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Jan Breyne, Laura Fanning, Heather Goudreau, Carrie Horak,
Bev Jaszczurowski, Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef
Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
( S chool & C ommunity A ssistance for R ecycling and C omposting E ducation)
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 190000000000000
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program.