Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
June 2020
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.
Perhaps you consider yourself a very eco-conscious gardener - but have you ever considered the chemicals that may be lurking in your hose? Luckily, there are healthy options - and we've rounded up what you need to know to keep growin' green.

Due to the tremendous success of the 2019 program, DuPage County is again working with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Citizen’s Utility Board and neighboring counties to offer a group purchasing program. Solarize Chicagoland offers competitive pricing, contract simplicity and community support. The program is only available for a short time so check out one of the many webinars to learn more.
The Sustainable Design Challenge went virtual for 2020. Learn more about our winning teams and view all the designs submitted this year.
Overall LEED Design: Helios, York Community High School
Best Energy Efficiency Design: Masreyrod, St. Francis High School
Best Stormwater Design: Mean Green Designing team, York Community High School
SCARCE has teamed up with the DuPage County Sheriff for the "It Takes a Village" campaign to help get surplus food from local organizations to our hungry neighbors in need.
Season 2 of our podcast continues with new episodes released each Monday. Don't miss an episode! Tune in and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts or on scarce.org.
Already listening? If you enjoy the show, please give us a rating and a review in Apple podcasts! It helps others find us.
Wood chips are a natural way to add nutrients to your soil, keep it moist and prevent erosion and weeds. Residents are invited to pick-up wood chips while supplies last from 8am-1pm Saturday June 6th and 13th at Blackwell Forest Preserve. Wear a mask and allow extra time for safe social distancing.
SCARCE will be featured monthly on WDCB Weekly  on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8am. Listen  live online  from anywhere or tune your radio to 90.9FM or 90.7FM in downtown Chicago. Visit  our calendar  to find upcoming dates.
Sharing Connections, DuPage Habitat ReStores Begin Re-opening
As Illinois enters into Phase 3 of re-opening, local donation and reuse centers are beginning to re-open. Learn more about Sharing Connections re-opening here. For updates on DuPage ReStores, visit their Facebook pages: Addison ReStore Facebook and Aurora ReStore Facebook.
We've run out of shelves! We hope to re-open at our new space in Addison in mid-June but we need your help. We've got pallets of books yet to unpack and nowhere to put them. Can you help?

Thank you for your support!
Electronics Recycling & Hazardous Waste Sites Re-Open
Municipal e-waste recycling drop offs have re-opened.  View an updated list of electronics recycling hours. The Regional Household Hazardous Waste site has returned to normal hours. Visitors are asked to remain in their cars while workers unload. For additional resources and hazardous waste information, visit SCACE's page.
SCARCE will remain closed to the public through June 14th. We are planning a gradual re-opening and hope to get started June 15th. Stay tuned for details!
In the meantime, staff are available to answer emails and calls. Please feel free to reach out!
Recycling Events
Environmental Events -  Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
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.