Volume: 27
Issue: 4

Visit us at the SCARCE facility from 3pm-7pm Thursday, Dec 8th. Check out our book rescue and demo some of our hands-on education tools. Seeing is believing when it comes to SCARCE - so come on by to learn about all the things we do. Check out our IKEA office makeover while you're at it! Light refreshments are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Check out some local leaders in green! Westmont Jr. High students #PickUp5 and Villa Park School District 45 is a star in the energy field.
Students made upcycled ornaments for a holiday tree.
This holiday season, DuPage County's Environmental Division partnered with Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) to celebrate the holidays in an environmentally-friendly way through a new program called Cool Yule. 

Over 56 tons of pumpkins were collected for composting around Illinois on Saturday Nov 5th. Students from schools in Westmont, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Darien, Willowbrook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst helped at their local smash.

Leaders, join us at SCARCE for this opportunity to learn about water issues with a focus on STEM. You'll leave inspired and confident to earn water badges and bring more water activities to your group.
Teachers - get your students involved in this project! SCARCE wants to work with HS/college students to create foreign language educational videos on the smart grid and energy efficiency in a way that highlights other cultures. Equipment provided. Cash prizes!  Videos will be shown in a movie theater!
Bring us your old, your broken and your tangled, burnt out masses of holiday lights! Over 26 towns offer various collection locations to recycle holiday lights this season. 

Join SCARCE for this fun and informative hands-on class. Learn about water concepts and how to utilize the Enviroscape watershed model in your classroom.  
Get funding for an outdoor education field trip or to build a schoolyard habitat through the Biodiversity Field Trip Grant (due: Jan 31, 2017) and the Schoolyard Habitat Grant (due: Nov 30, 2016). 

Submerge yourself for a day in the dynamic world of water! Earn PDs during this FREE class. We'll tour 3 facilities and learn from experts-on-the-job. DuPage County School teachers only.

Join us March 3rd for a look at green buildings and energy conservation. Earn PDs during this FREE class. We'll tour local green facilities and learn from experts-on-the-job. DuPage County School teachers only.
The Bensenville and Roselle police stations now collect medicines for safe disposal. All Naperville Fire Stations also collect medicines for disposal. Be sure to empty pills into a ziploc bag! 

Over 240 gallons of cooking oil was collected for recycling into biodiesel during the 4th annual post-Thanksgiving collection event. 

The SCARCE offices and Book Rescue will be closed Dec 24-Dec 26 and Dec 31-Jan 02. We will close at 4:30pm on Tuesdays December 20th and 27th.

Lunchroom waste audits are a fun class or club activity. They give you a baseline and ideas for trimming lunchroom waste. Spring gets extra busy for SCARCE so  Give us a call to reserve a date.

Recycling Events: Stay tuned until Spring!
Thank You to our November Volunteers

Glenside MS Builders Club
Benedictine University
College of DuPage
COD International Program
DuPage High School District 88
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenbard South Key Club
Lisle High School Eco Club
SASED Visually Impaired
SEAL South
UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
Vanguard School 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Wheaton & Lisle need High School students each month for electronics recycling. 
Contact SCARCE for more details.
Ongoing:  Super Crayon Project
Visit to sign up. 

Check out our volunteer blog to find out about special opportunities and more!
School-Year Hours
Mon, Wed - Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesdays:  9:00am-6:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Special Dec Dates:
CLOSED Friday, Dec 9th
OPEN 9am-4:30pm Dec 19-23, Dec 27-30 
CLOSED Dec 24th-26th &  Dec 31st-Jan 2nd

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

Helpful Links
Support SCARCE with your online purchases.
School garden tips, grants, harvest ideas and more!
Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Report stormwater issues online
Recycling Guide, Trail Systems and more - at your fingertips!