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Green Bulletin
September 2017
DuPage County Fairgrounds

Join SCARCE and friends for this eco-extravaganza! 

Individuals and families can enjoy interactive STEAM exhibits, sustainable retail, arts, crafts, and food. Get inspired with eco-lifestyle workshops and more!

Kids Coloring Page
Color in Wally Worm  and bring it to the fair for an eco-award!

Live Broadcast: The Mike Nowak Show will be doing a live radio broadcast at the Green Fair from 10-11am.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Don't throw them out! We've got three options for you to reduce the impact of your eclipse viewing experience.

Check out some local organizations making a big impact for sustainability in our community! Domtar, of Addison, does a litter clean-up and we highlight the efforts to save local threatened species at the Urban Stream Research Center.
Sept 8th-10th

Faith leaders - take collective action to educate your community on food waste and its socialand environmental impacts. Start planning now!
Sept 19th @ 7pm

Join College of DuPage for the first film in their Sustainability Film & Discussion Series. The film will be followed by a discussion with faculty and community partners. 
Sept 10-16

Support clean water in your community! Do a DIY project, connect with an existing event, or create a community event with a free Toolkit. 
Sept 28th 3:30pm-5:00pm

Looking to get involved in eco-service? Get a behind-the-scenes tour of a water research lab while learning about volunteering through the DuPage County Adopt-a-Stream program. 

We need of strong volunteers that can help set up and tear down in the morning and late afternoon. Get free entry to the fair and some snacks! Volunteers must be able to lift boxes and potentially heavy or awkward items. Perfect for youth & college organizations!

New native plants and wetlands add beauty and enhance stormwater absorption to benefit the surrounding community at The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison.

On August 25th milkweed joined the monarch butterfly as a state symbol of Illinois. 
Approval Due Oct 5th

Do you want a composting drop-off for your jack-o-lanterns so you can green your halloween? Contact us to find out if your town is already planning a collection - if not, learn the easy steps to get one started! 
Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1 & 15

Get a glimpse at the latest flood control feature to be completed from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago TARP system. Registration Required.

IL SB1420, signed into law in August, eliminates registration and fees for non-profits or government entities collecting grease or cooking oil for recycling. Great news for our cooking oil collection centers!  
Entries due Jan 14th, 2018

Do you know a young person interested in film making? Get featured in the 2018 One Earth Film Fest and win a cash prize for a short film on a pressing environmental issue we face today. A great STEAM opportunity.
Temporary Collection: Used Gift Cards

The Eco-Club at York High School in Elmhurst wants your used gift cards. Cards can be donated to SCARCE. They will be upcycled into guitar picks for students at York.

5-gal. containers of reblended paint available at Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Facility. Open to any DuPage County resident, non-profit, or business. Pick up Mon-Fri 8am-2pm on a first come, first serve basis. Limit 3 containers.
Recycling Events

Sept 9  Roselle Recycling Extravaganza
Sept 23
Sept 23
Sept 23
Sept 30
Sept 30  Recycling Extravaganza @ SCARCE Green Fair
Oct 7  Burr Ridge & DuPage County Electronics Recycling
Oct 28  Addison Recycling Extravaganza
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Sept 14
Sept 14  Have You Tagged a Monarch Butterfly?
Sept 17  Monarch Festival
Sept 18-24  National Pollution Prevention Week
Sept 22  World Car Free Day
Sept 26  Feed People, Not Landfills @ Garden Club of Villa Park
Sept 28  Adopt-a-Stream Fall Kick-Off
Sept 30  SCARCE Green Fair
Oct 4  Walk to School Day
Oct 6  Westmont Native Tree & Shrub Sale Orders Due
Oct 7  Illinois Solar Tour
Oct 7  Bike Walk Every Town Summit West
Oct 28  Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Nov 3  IL Soil, Food, Water and Composting Summit
Nov 4  Annual Pumpkin Smash


SCARCE  Used Book & Record Sale every Tues & Fri 9am-12pm and select Saturdays
Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • Domtar
  • McDonald's
  • Whole Foods, Wheaton
  • The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Special THANK YOU to our August Volunteers

Barnes & Noble
McDonald's legal staff demanufactured non-usable binders for recycling during their visit.
Benedictine University
Brooks Middle School
Butterfield Park District
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenbard West High School Football Team
Midwestern University CCOM
NOW Foods
SEAL South
Single Path
UCP Seguin

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

SCARCE Mon & Tues 9am-4:30pm
We are short-staffed! Help us unload, sort & shelve donations, and assist teachers with checkout.

Calling all volunteers! We especially need help from folks able to lift for set up & tear down and to collect/transport items at the concurrent recycling event. Great for high school and college groups!
Helpful Links

Support SCARCE with your online purchases 
Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling Guide, Trails Systems, and more!
Report stormwater issues online.
Be a part of this initiative!


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This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board,
Daniel Cronin, Chairman,
the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Amy Grant
and DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.

Kay McKeen, Founder & DIrector
Vicki Baldino, Jeff Gahris, Heather Goudreau, 
Carrie Horak, Kaitlyn Hornik, Bev Jaszczurowski, 
Erin Kennedy,  Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef 

Environmental Education Programs are operated by SCARCE
School & 
Assistance for 
Recycling and  
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 100363
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program