October  2016

Rain-or-Shine join the fun Sunday, October 23rd at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. This fun, family event will feature  a kids activity area, STEM learning, green booths, and a visit from PBS's Nature Cat.

Join SCARCE and the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition at this free forum to discuss current food scrap composting programs and how to expand them in our state. The program will feature the new food donation law for schools.

Foreign Language Smart Energy Film Fest Seeks Entries
High school and college students: create films on the smart grid to help reach non-native English speakers. Form a team for this great STEAM opportunity. Prizes for top films. 

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. Find a location near you.

Starting in September 2017, you won't find antibacterial soap on store shelves. Find out why the FDA made this decision and how it protects human and environmental health.
Burr Ridge is accepting residential electronics M-F at their public works including - for a fee - TVs & monitors. 

Check out some local leaders in green! Roselle helps residents recycle, a hotel diverts leftovers, Wheaton scouts support SCARCE, and Cass School District is leading by example.
In September the Wheaton Library celebrated their Earth Flag and Water Quality Flags with the public. Find out what they did to go green.

Fluorescent bulbs are energy efficient but they have a dark side. They must be handled carefully and recycled. Find out why and where you can recycle burnt out bulbs. 

Wanted: Volunteer Crayon Captain
SCARCE is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us run our Super Crayon Project. If you've got creative talent or leadership skills - we want you!

Drive Clean Chicago offers grants to increase the number of alternative fuel stations in the Chicago area. Applications due October 14th.

This free tool is available to anyone to explore drinking water, potential contamination sites, local watersheds and more.

Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • McDonalds, Oak Brook
  • Three Arts Press
  • The Westin, Lombard
  • Keson, Aurora
  • Impact Advisors, Naperville
Benedictine University
College of DuPage
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenside Middle School Builders Club
Impact Advisors
Northern Illinois University
SASED - Visually Impaired Program
UCP Seguin
Willowbrook High School

Helpful Links
Support SCARCE with your online purchases. 

Report stormwater issues online.

Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A DuPage County Program

Recycling Guide, Trail Systems and more!