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

News

Eco-Extraordinaires October 2020

Sep 25 2020

Tips/Articles

Are Energy Vampires lurking in your home?

Sep 25 2020

News

Children’s Halloween Costume Drive thru Oct 23rd, 2020

Sep 24 2020

Podcast

S3 Episode 2 – Recycling Extravaganzas: Building community while saving so much from the landfill

Sep 21 2020

Podcast

S3 Episode 1 – Don’t trash it: Smash it! How to host a Pumpkin Smash in Illinois (#1 producer of pumpkins) and beyond.

Sep 14 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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