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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Earth Day Events Print E-mail

Join SCARCE at an Earth Day Event on April 25!

Bartlett Nature Center Earth Day Festival
Noon-4:30, we will be there with recycled papermaking, See flyer below for more info

SCARCE Book Sale
9am-noon at SCARCE

Cosley Zoo Party for the Planet
10am-2pm, we will be there with our Watershed Model, more info

Download this file (Bartlett Flyer.pdf)Bartlett Flyer.pdf[ ]
SCARCE Wins Award Print E-mail
SCARCE received the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Public Education and Outreach award in Partnership with DuPage County's Stormwater Committee for our Watershed Model Education Programs.  We developed these programs to teach residents, students aaward2015nd teachers about the Best Management Practices to help reduce flooding, increase native plants, reduce soil erosion,

reduce water pollution, reduce litter, protect aquatic species and lots more!  

"In Recognition of your positive contribution to the engineering profession. This project provides an example of excellence in public education and outreach in Illinois"

This is the 2nd time SCARCE has been recognized for our Public Education and Outreach programs for Stormwater Management and Floodplain Protection.

25 Energy Tips to Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary Print E-mail

SCARCE 25 logoCelebrate our 25th anniversary with 25 Energy Saving Tips!

You can download our 25 Energy Tips with the attachment below!  A few tips include:  keeping your freezer full, switching to Energy Star appliances and stopping vampire energy from happening at your house!  Check out all the tips and cross them off one by one as you save energy!

Download this file (25 Energy Saving Tips.pdf)25 Energy Saving Tips.pdf[ ]
Save Energy & Money at Home Print E-mail


Workshop @ SCARCE
Thursday, April 23
7:00 - 8:30pm


Did you know...

  • only 10% of energy loss in a home is through your windows? 
  • you can get a free home energy assessment and instant rebates for upgrades?
  • our electrical grid is getting an update?
  • how inefficient old light bulbs are?  


 Enjoy light refreshments while increasing your Energy IQ. You will learn about:

High impact upgrades to reduce home energy loss - Low-cost/free home energy assessments - How Smart Grid upgrades will affect you - How much "pedal power" it takes to light your lamp - Measuring energy use with a Kill-a-Watt meter


JOIN US! No Registration Required.

Questions?  Contact us at 630-545-9710 or


Get Your Garden Growin' Green Print E-mail

Sweet Home OrganicsSaturday, May 9, 2015

SCARCE is happy to announce the second Get Your Garden Growin' Green Event this May!  The planning is in full swing, mark your calendars now!  Some favorites returning from last year include the seedling sale, food-scrap amended compost sale, rain barrels, composting demonstrations and more!

Pre-Order Food Scrap Amended Compost Here

$10 per 32 gallon garbage can (you provide can)
$2.50 per 5 gallon pail (you provide pail)

Read more: Get Your Garden Growin' Green
2015 Recycling Extravaganzas & Electronics Collections Print E-mail

These are drive through recycling/reuse events.  NO hazardous waste, paint, refrigerators, or smoke detectors.   Air conditioners and dehumidifiers ONLY where specifically listed.

Apr. 18 Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza, 9am-12pm, see flyer below

Apr. 25 Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza

Apr. 25 Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza

Apr. 25  Wood Dale Recycling Extravaganza, see flyer below

May 2 Itasca Recycling Extravaganza

May 2 River Forest Recycling Extravaganza, see flyer below

May 9  Addison Park District Recycling Extravaganza

May 16 Oak Brook Recycling Extravaganza 9:30am-12:30pm

May 16 Woodridge Rotary Recycling Extravaganza

May 16 Oakbrook Recycling Extravaganza see flyer below

May 23 Woodridge Christ the Servant Electronics Collection

May 30  Wayne Township Recycling Extravaganza


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