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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

District 45 installs Anti Idling Signs Print E-mail

School District 45 No Idling SignKudos to Villa Park School District 45 for installing Turn Off Your Car signs at each of their schools!  They joined Wheaton, Warrenville, Carol Stream and Lombard schools, Glen Ellyn Park District and Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights who all have "No Idling" signs posted to do their part in keeping our air cleaner!

District 93 Green Building Print E-mail
Community Consolidated School District 93 proudly opened a new green early childhood education center this school year!  Some of the green features include:
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling
  • Super Insulated Walls and Roof
  • Permeable Paver Parking Lotdistrict93
  • Low Maintenance Hygienic Floors
  • Recycled Construction Material

The district will soon be applying for LEED Certification!

York Eco Club Makes A Differnece Print E-mail

elmhurstWith the help of the Eco Club sponsor at York HS, Bob Blaus, Eco Club students made bat houses from scrap wood.  They built 40 bat houses and delivered them in March, to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  York's bat houses will be installed at Starved Rock State Park and along the I and M Canal in Utica. 

Read more about what this Eco Club is doing!



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Office Chair Make Over Print E-mail

SCARCE recently had a chair make over.  Our chairs, donated from the Illiois Credit Union, began showing signs of their use.  In true SCARCE fashion, we figured out how we could extend the life of the chairs versus tossing them to the scrap metal and landfill.

Using Ultra Touch Denim Insulation from Home Depot, 100% PLA EcoCraft battingi from JoAnne Fabrics and fabric made from recycled pop bottles from Interface, our chairs are looking new again!newchair

Take a gander at our process - beginning to end. 

A special thanks to Interface for donation the eco-friendly fabric.

See more pictures!