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Inspiring people through
environmental education.

We preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources,
while working to build sustainable communities.

SCARCE

School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

SCARCE is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. We accomplish this through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for our natural resources through our Book Rescue, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.

For over 25 years SCARCE has been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future.  Find out how we can make an impact together.

 

 

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What We Collect At SCARCE

SCARCE is committed to finding a way to keep “stuff” out of a landfill by finding a way to reuse or recycle as much as we can!

  • Books
  • Eyeglasses
  • School and Office Supplies
  • Corks
  • Crayons
  • Holiday Lights
  • LP Records
  • Electrical cords
  • Keys
  • AND MUCH MORE!

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Reduce
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How SCARCE Helps

SCARCE works to keep things out of the landfill and
get them to people near and far that can use them.

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What's Happening at SCARCE

Tips/Articles

4 Habits to Start for Plastic Free July

Jul 10 2020

Tips/Articles

Outdoor Water-Smart Practices to Fight Climate Change

Jul 01 2020

News

Cultivating hope at DuPage County Jail

Jun 30 2020

Tips/Articles

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Stay Cool this Summer

Jun 25 2020

News

Reopening begins June 15th

Jun 10 2020

Featured Staff Member

Heather Goudreau

Heather has been with SCARCE since 1998. She holds a communications degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Heather has been educating children of all ages on food scrap composting, water quality, and recycling best practices for 20 years. She has led countless waste audits in schools, businesses, and other organizations. She currently serves as our Rescue Project Coordinator, compost expert, and Green Your Gig Events Coordinator.

Are You Ready To Do Your Part?

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