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Green Bulletin
February 2017

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day February 17th, here are some simple ways that you can be kind to our planet.

Did you know that America's founding fathers were sustainable before it was cool? Brush up on history this Presidents' Day with some eco-insight on our founding fathers.

Check out some local leaders in green! An Itasca business cleared out storage space and saved landfill space with SCARCE's help and our schools continue to impress!
February 20, 10am-2pm - Free

Looking for an activity to keep your kids busy this President's Day?  Pop on over to our STEM Open House at SCARCE.  Kids will have a chance to experience hands-on STEM activities and learn about water conservation and quality, energy conservation, solar energy, clean up an oil spill and more!

February 18, 9am-2pm, Free

Scouts are invited to attend Merit Badge University at York High School.  SCARCE will have a booth on energy conservation.  Stop by and take a spin on our Energy Bike.

February 28, 8-11:30am - Free, Register by 02/24

Schools, municipalities, park districts and other large landholders are invited to learn about innovative green infrastructure projects. Hosted by DuPage County Stormwater Management and the Conservation Foundation.
March 3rd-12th, Free

Over 30 locations throughout the Chicago area offer free showings of award-winning environmental films. Local showings: Mar 5th at Elmhurst College, and Mar 7th and Mar 9th at COD. Tickets are free but shows may sell out. Reserve your seats today!

Local Methodist churches are invited to attend this fair to learn how to make their congregations more sustainable. There will be speakers and resource booths - including one from SCARCE.

40+ local high school and college students met with SCARCE this past Saturday. Students left with filming equipment and ideas galore! Stay tuned for their video submissions and to vote for your favorite.

SCARCE now has a book and vinyl record sale open to the public during our Saturday hours. A variety of adult fiction/non-fiction titles and records. Most items $2 or less. Next Dates: Feb 11th & 25th
Recycling Events
March 18
April 8
April 22
April 22
SEASONAL *contact locations before leaving home to be sure they are still accepting
Environmental Events
Feb 2
Feb. 4 Wonders of Winter 
Feb 25
Mar 3
World Wildlife Day
Mar 5-11
National Groundwater Awareness Week
Mar 22
World Water Day
Mar 25
Earth Hour
April 4
Sustainable Design Challenge
April 10
York High School Used Book Sale - Benefiting SCARCE
April 29
DEA Drug Take-Back Day
May 6
Get Your Garden Growin Green Fair
Thank You Businesses
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!
  • ETA hand2mind
  • Keson Industries
  • The Westin Lombard
  • Whole Foods Market
Special THANK YOU to our December Volunteers

All Saints Catholic Academy
College of DuPage CCI Program
College Preparatory School of America
DuPage High School  District 88
Fox Valley AEYC
Giant Steps
Glen Crest Middle School
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Newcomers & Neighbors of the Greater Hinsdale Area
SASED Visually Impaired
SEAL South
UCP Seguin
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
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, 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