Volume: 27
Issue: 2

Rain-or-Shine join SCARCE for a fun day out with the family! Learn - shop- play - eat. Come for the STEAM activities, food, eco-vendors and educational booths. Featuring a visit from PBS's Nature Cat

As a follow-up to the new food donation law for schools, we propose the first, simple step for schools wanting to reduce food waste: a sharing table.
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. Equipment provided. Cash prizes.
Starting in September 2017, you won't find antibacterial soap on store shelves. Find out why the FDA made this decision and how it protects human and environmental health.
Join SCARCE and the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition at this free forum to discuss current food scrap composting programs and how to expand them in our state. Program will highlight the new food donation law for schools.

Burr Ridge is accepting residential electronics M-F at their public works including - for a fee - TVs & monitors. 

Don't Let Your Waste Haunt You! Nov 5th Pumpkin Collection
Don't let your jack-o-lantern languish in a landfill, drop it off at a pumpkin collection to turn it into nutrient-rich compost to feed Illinois' soils. Find a location near you!

Check out some local leaders in green! Roselle helps residents recycle, a hotel diverts leftovers, Wheaton scouts support SCARCE, and Cass School District is leading by example.
Lead poisoning is the most preventable environmental disease in young children. Find out best practices, get training materials, and spread awareness with resources from the Centers for Disease Control.
In September, SCARCE held two workshops for teachers: watershed model and natural resource globe. The workshop gave teachers tools to use in the classroom and 2 PDs.
Bats are important pollinators and help keep bugs at bay in our communities. Bat Week highlights this and more with webcasts from the Bat Squad and "Pulling for Bats" events.
Wanted: Volunteer Crayon Captain
SCARCE is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us run our Super Crayon Project. If you've got creative talent or leadership skills - we want you!

Pick-Up 5 Initiative
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...

Schedule SCARCE Programs for the Year
The calendar is filling up! Check out our programs and call to schedule hands-on programming for your classroom. Earn your Earth Flag, Ecology Flag, or Water Quality Flag this year! Have questions? Need something customized to your curriculum? Give us a call!

Thank You to our September Volunteers

Impact Advisors
Benedictine University
College of DuPage
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Glenside Middle School Builders Club
Impact Advisors
Northern Illinois University
SASED - Visually Impaired Program
UCP Seguin
Willowbrook High School 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Recycling Extravaganzas & Pumpkin Collection!  Contact SCARCE for more details.
Super Crayon Project
Visit to sign up. 

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

Please bring your teacher or non-profit ID! 
No children under 14 allowed. 

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