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 people and our natural resources through our Reuse Center, 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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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

Podcast

S3 Episode 9: Mindful Shopping: supporting artisans & companies that care 🌎

Nov 24 2020

Events

Pumpkin Smash Diverts Over 150 Tons from Landfill

Nov 23 2020

Podcast

S3 Episode 8 – Bilingual Interns translate the message of SCARCE: Meet Audrey Kamal & Olivia Ryan.

Nov 16 2020

Podcast

S3 Episode 7 – Volunteer gig of a lifetime: Meet Jim Marshall of SCARCE-LY USED Books and Records

Nov 09 2020

News

New Terracycle Collection: Personal Care & Beauty Packaging

Nov 03 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.

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