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Back-to-School 2018
 Volume: 29  Issue: 1

Green Fair Returns Sept 15th

Join us on the green at the DuPage County Fairgrounds for a free day of fun and learning for all ages! Discover local sustainable retailers, services, farms, food and organizations making a difference for people and the planet. 

Explore a variety of activites:
  • Mini workshops to expand your green skills and knowledge
  • Eco-themed acoustic children's show from Ralph of Ralph's World
  • Get crafty with upcycled materials in our makerspace
  • Unload at the Recycling Extravaganza 10am-1pm
See you there!

ATTN green team leaders, APES teachers, eco-club, honor, and service club sponsors: Get ideas for projects or volunteer as a group at the Green Fair!

Prevent water pollution in your community with this simple hands-on project. Free tools and training are provided by SCARCE.

Perfect for any group high school and up. You or your students can apply to lead a Storm Drain Medallion Project today!

Thank you to the DuPage Foundation for supporting this project!
Fall Workshops

Earn continuing education credits while expanding your repertoire of hands-on activities for the classroom at a SCARCE teacher workshop. These programs are open to any teacher or school administrator. Register today!
Is this the year your school will get certified?

Join the long list of DuPage County schools that are letting their eco-efforts shine by earning an environmental flag! Go for your Earth Flag, Ecology Flag, or Water Quality Flag this year. Can't recall if your school has been certified? It's probably time to re-certify! 
Help Spread the Word!

Are there new teachers and staff at your school? Have you recently changed schools? Make sure to tell new co-workers about SCARCE programs, trainings, and our Resource Center! 
Schedule SCARCE Classroom Visits

SCARCE offers a variety of classroom environmental education programs for elementary through high school students. Call to schedule a program today! 
  • Water Pollution
  • Composting
  • Natural Resources
  • Energy
  • The 3R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
High School Teachers: Save the date!
Sustainable Design Challenge April 16, 2019

Now's the time to plan to get your students involved in the annual Sustainable Design Challenge in April. This is a free, one-of-a-kind, career-focused STEAM project. Don't miss out on it!
Upcoming Eco-Events

Aug 24-25  SCARCE Garage Sale
Aug 28
Aug 29
Sept 15  SCARCE Green Fair 
Sept 18  How to Start a Sharing Table
Sept 18  Composting at School
Nov 3  Annual Pumpkin Smash
Mar 1  DuPage Institute Day Workshops
April 16  Sustainable Design Challenge
Thank you to our Summer Volunteers!

Boy Scout Troup 1410
Citi Group
Dover Eyota High School Marching Band
Elmhurst Girl Scout Troop 50956
First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School
Giant Steps
Islamic Foundation School
Lisle Park District Teen Service
MyDay Program - PremierCare Consulting
Naperville North High School
Otis Elevator Company
School of Expressive Arts and Learning
UCP Seguin
University of Chicago
We Go High

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Sat Jan 14th
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling, Saturdays (Age 14+)

Contact SCARCE for more details.
Book Rescue Hours
School-Year Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates:
CLOSED.....Labor Day 09/01-09/03

Bring your teacher or non-profit ID!
*No children under 14 allowed
Helpful Links

#PickUp5 Litter Clean Up
Be a part of this initiative!
Support SCARCE with your purchases 

School garden tips, grants, & more!
Recycling guide, trail systems, and more!
Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Report stormwater issues online.

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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, Chair
and DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.

Kay McKeen, Founder & DIrector
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