November  2016
Don't let your jack-o-lantern languish in a landfill, drop it off at a pumpkin collection to compost it. The nutrients and water will go back to Illinois soils. Over 25 locations in the suburbs! Find one near you.

Volunteers are still needed for a few locations - contact us to get involved!

Did you know there are over 60 languages spoken in DuPage County? High school and college students: Form a team for this great STEAM opportunity. Cash prizes for top films! 

Did you know that recycling not only saves resources but it also saves water and energy? Make a pledge to improve recycling in America - start with your community. 

Check out some local leaders in green! Bensenville helps residents recycle, students ask parents to #turnitoff, lunchrooms go green, and a Woodridge Eagle Scout support clean water.
The Woodridge police station is now collecting medicines for safe disposal. The medicine collection bin can be accessed M-F 8am-4:30pm - be sure to empty pills into a ziploc bag! 

Don't rush to rake your leaves into the street! Check out a brief video from DuPage County Stormwater Management on how to handle your fall yard waste to protect water quality.

Are you deep frying a turkey this holiday season? Find out how to handle liquid cooking oil to protect water quality, wildlife, and your wallet.

Get a jump start on holiday shopping at B&N Oakbrook and support SCARCE with your purchases. We'll have a donation-based wrapping station, too. 

SCARCE needs your wrapping skills! Sign up for a 2-hour wrapping shift on Tuesday, Nov 22nd during our Barnes & Noble Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit our education programs and book rescue.

The holiday shopping season starts with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now kick off the season of giving by supporting SCARCE on #GivingTuesday. Help us meet our $11,350.00 match!
SCARCE's Green Fair returned October 23rd - check out all the fun we had at the DuPage County Fairgrounds and get excited for next year!

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

DuPage County has a new Bikeways and Trails coordinator. Welcome Sidney Kenyon! If you want to get involved in Adopt-a-Trail email

Visit us from 3pm-7pm - check out our book rescue and demo some of our hands-on education tools. Light refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • McDonalds, Oak Brook
  • ETA, Hand2Mind
  • The Westin, Lombard
  • Keson, Aurora
  • Whole Foods, Wheaton
  • McNees & Associates, Carol Stream
Benedictine University
Chicago Preparatory School of America
College of DuPage
First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn
Geneva High School Dance Team
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenside Middle School Builders Club
SASED - Visually Impaired Program
St. Matthew Parish School
UCP Seguin
Willowbrook High School

Helpful Links
Support SCARCE with your online purchases. 

Report stormwater issues online.

Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling Guide, Trail Systems and more!