September 2016
New Format

The Green Bulletin is getting a makeover! Along with our new website -  - we're updating our e-news. To read more about a topic, click on the underlined title to be taken to the full article on our website. We hope this makes the Green Bulletin more user friendly and helps us better share news with you.

Late Tuesdays and 2nd/4th Saturdays at the Book Rescue return for the school year starting after Labor Day. Our first Saturday hours will be September 10th.

Did you hear? SCARCE helped write a law to reduce food waste in school lunchrooms by eliminating restrictive food service contracts.

Check out some local leaders in green! Villa Park School District 45 is reducing waste and Naperville North HS is building with recyclables.
SCARCE loves connecting those who "have" with those who "need". Check out how we linked two parallel non-profits that reciprocated donations and avoided the landfill. 
Back-to-School shopping can put stress on some local families. Learn how SCARCE helps students get a good start each August

Calling all parents! IL Schools with active parents and PTAs can apply for grants to fund physical health projects. Examples include school gardens and play space refurbishing.

Check out this slick, new mobile-friendly app to report issues such as stream blockages and erosion.

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

EPA settled to increase regulations on industrial stormwater permits including the first ever limit on toxic coal tar use.

  Litter. It's ugly. It's dirty. Nobody likes it but everyone sees it. Pick-Up 5:  SCARCE's easy-to-participate initiative to reduce litter in our communities...

October 23rd, 10a-4p
The SCARCE Green Fair is back!  The highly anticipated annual SCARCE Green Fair will be held Sunday, October 23rd at the DuPage County Fairgrounds.  This fun, family event will feature live entertainment, a kids craft corner corner and plenty of food to keep the crowds happy!

The third annual post-Halloween Pumpkin Collection promises to be bigger than ever! High School students are needed to help smash pumpkins. Learn how to get involved or start a collection near you. 

The monthly electronics collections in Lisle and Wheaton are now accepting TVs and monitors of all kinds for a fee.  

Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • The Westin, Lombard
  • Whole Foods, Wheaton
Day One Pact
Trinity Lutheran Church - Lisle
All the individuals that helped with the Back-to-School Fair!

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!