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June 2021 Eco-Extraordinaires

May 28 2021

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Check out this month’s local leaders in green.

Do you know a local 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.

Wyndemere Senior Living Facility Hosts Resident Recycling Extravaganza

On May 7th, the Conservation and Recycling committee at Wyndemere senior living facility in Wheaton hosted a 2 hour Recycling Extravaganza. All residents were provided with large plastic bags and instructions to fill them with clothing and shoes. Small electronics and prescription eyeglasses were also collected. The results were rewarding. 120 bags of clothing and 100 pairs of shoes were collected. Also, 40 pairs of eyeglasses and many small electronics. What a great idea!


Barrington Area Council of Government Hosts Office Supply Drive for SCARCE

This spring the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) hosted an office supply drive to collect gently-used supplies from council member offices. Over 15 boxes of supplies were collected by the municipal offices of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Barrington Township, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, South Barrington, and Tower Lakes. Long-time friend of SCARCE and Lake Barrington Village Administrator Karen Dalton Lange organized the collection for BACOG and delivered the supplies to SCARCE in Addison. The supplies will go to SCARCE’s Reuse Center which provides low-cost educational materials to schools and non-profits while diverting resources from landfills. What a great idea to reduce waste and help the community! Thanks Karen and members of BACOG!

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