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 in any condition
  • Eyeglasses
  • School and Office Supplies
  • Corks
  • Crayons
  • Cell Phones and Cords
  • Canning Equipment
  • Holiday Lights
  • 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

Tips/Articles

Holiday Clean Up, Green Up: How to Avoid Dumping the Decorations

Jan 02 2020

Tips/Articles

Plant a Tree, Save the Planet

Dec 30 2019

Featured

January 2020 Eco-Extraordinaires

Dec 23 2019

News

New Sustainable ‘Cookbook’ guides Libraries to be Sustainability Hubs

Dec 19 2019

News

Where is Away? Exhibit at Oak Brook Public Library during January

Dec 19 2019

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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