Partner With SCARCE

SCARCE is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to strengthening our communities through partnership with businesses and organizations like yours.
With environmentally focused initiatives that make the world a better, cleaner place, we’ve spent thirty years creating real, actionable changes that make a difference.


“You provided a perfect venue and support for our meeting and we heard much positive feedback about your facility, hospitality, the food set up, and the zero-waste initiative.”

Illinois Counties’ Solid Waste Management Association (ILCSWMA)

For over 30 years, SCARCE has been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future.

We do this by being a:

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Our educational programming focuses on simple, practical ways to adopt greener practices into residential and commercial areas.


We recognize opportunities for change, fighting against environmental hazards and issues in order to move forward.


We work closely with local schools, businesses, and elected officials to bring better, greener solutions to our communities.

We can help you:

Save Money

Our waste audits help you discover where you can reduce spending throughout your building.

Save Resources

Our flag programs combine recommendations, training, and community involvement to help you demonstrate your commitment to sustainability.

SCARCE saved one company over $400K in one year by auditing their practices, raising awareness, developing a recycling system, and providing the guidance needed to carry the new system forward—and we can help you too!

You can help us by:


Donating time to local organizations by encouraging your team to use VTO hours with SCARCE.

Donating funds to your community by supporting our many eco-focused initiatives.

Donating business services to SCARCE in order to facilitate collective growth.

Our global environmental initiatives harness technology and innovation to make a real impact on communities like yours.

10 million

Books donated to schools and other non-profits

20 million

People served by our book rescue

30 million

Pounds of school supplies kept out of landfills

2 million

Participants in our over 600 educational programs

Let’s Work Together

Whether you’re looking to reduce your business’s carbon footprint or find new ways to be more sustainable, SCARCE can help. Connect with our team to discover how we can work together toward a brighter future for us all.

We have worked with:

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