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July Eco-Extraordinaires

Jun 26 2018

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Do you know a DuPage County organization or person that deserves some green kudos? Email carrie@scarce.org to explain who you think should be one of our next Eco-Extraordinaires.

Itasca Library Awarded Water Quality Flag

In June the Itasca Library was awarded the Water Quality Flag by SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management.  The library took steps to educate patrons about how they can protect local water quality through a variety of programs and the rain barrels on parade display from SCARCE. They also recently installed a rain garden and added educational medallions to storm drains on their property to remind residents that storm drains are only for rain water as they connect directly to our waterways. Well done!


SCARCE 2018 Summer Graduate Course Teachers Ready to Foster Global Citizens

This June SCARCE led  two enthusiastic groups of teachers on our Where is Away? and Living Waters teacher courses. These teachers took a deep dive into water quality, resource conservation, recycling, and the human impact on the environment. Participants represent all grade levels and each left ready to infuse their classroom with lessons to inspire our next generation to strive towards a sustainable future for all. Lead the way!


Glen Ellyn Public Library Educates Residents on Protecting Local Waterways during Summer Reading Program

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has teamed up with SCARCE to provide education for their patrons on how to protect our local waterways as part of their summer reading program. SCARCE has helped by installing educational displays and offering a variety of programs for all ages at the library over the course of the summer. SCARCE also connected the library to additional local groups to enrich the offerings including DuPage County Stormwater Management, the DuPage Water Commission, Glenbard Wastewater Authority, and the Glen Ellyn Public Works.

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