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January 2019

2019 Green Ribbon School Applications Due

January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm CST
IL United States

Every school in Illinois can start on the path towards a greener, more sustainable future. The Illinois Green…

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February 2019

World Wetlands Day

February 2, 2019
IL United States

Wetlands: Absorb rainwater and help reduce flooding Coastal wetlands reduce the intensity of waves, storm surges, and tsunamis…

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Free

Webinar: Energy Efficiency for Public Sector Customers

February 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
IL United States

There’s still time to register for ComEd's free webinar, Energy Efficiency for Public Sector Customers. Learn how your…

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Applications Due: Illinois Solar/Wind Schools

February 21, 2019
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One event on August 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

IL United States

Spring and Fall Applications for funding through the Illinois Solar Schools and Illinois Wind Schools programs are due…

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National Skip the Straw Day

February 22, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of February, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Did you know that Americans use roughly 500 million disposable straws each day? Further, plastic straws are one…

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International Polar Bear Day

February 27, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of February, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how…

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March 2019

One Earth Film Fest 2019

March 1, 2019 - March 10, 2019
IL United States

The One Earth Film Fest is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival. From its beginning in 2012, One…

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Clean Diesel Funding Applications Due

March 6, 2019
IL United States

Apply for your share of approximately $40 million in funds available through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Clean…

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President’s Youth & Educator Environmental Award Applications Due

March 8, 2019
IL United States

Do you know a teacher or young person that deserves recognition for their environmental efforts? Read on to…

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Groundwater Awareness Week

March 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019
IL United States

Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world's most extracted natural resource,…

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World Water Day

March 22, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of March, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

World Water Day is an annual event that draws attention to the importance of our freshwater resources. It…

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Earth Hour 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
IL United States

Join #EarthHour on Saturday, 30 March, 8:30 p.m. local time, and be a part of our movement to make…

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April 2019

National Healthy Schools Day

April 2, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Since 2002 parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide.…

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School Grants for Healthy Kids Applications Due

April 6, 2019
IL United States

Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health and academic success, many schools lack the necessary resources…

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day - but especially today!

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Arbor Day

April 26, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day last of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Arbor Day has been celebrated each year on the last Friday in April for almost 150 years. Trees…

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Annual All-Volunteer Trails Clean Up

April 27, 2019
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

IL United States

Volunteers Needed! Join the Friends of the Great Western Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path for their annual…

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Free

DEA Drug Take-Back Day Spring 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
IL United States

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing…

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May 2019

Webinar: The New Composter Part One

May 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm CDT
IL United States

Join the U.S. Composting Council Young Professionals for a two-part webinar series especially for new composters. Part one:…

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DuPage River Sweep

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

IL United States

Help keep our rivers clean by joining your fellow community-members in this annual record-setting clean-up event! Each year,…

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Webinbar: The New Composter- Part 2

May 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm CDT
IL United States

Join the U.S. Composting Council Young Professionals for a two-part webinar series especially for new composters. Part Two:…

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Memorial Day SCARCE CLOSED

May 25, 2019
IL United States

The SCARCE Book Rescue and Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day SCARCE CLOSED

May 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 27, 2019 @ 6:59 pm CDT
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An event every year that begins at 7:00 pm on day last of May, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

The SCARCE Book Rescue and Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2019

World Environment Day

June 5, 2019
IL United States

“Air pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2019, is a call to action to combat one of…

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World Oceans Day

June 8, 2019
IL United States

Together we can protect and restore our oceans On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate…

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July 2019

SCARCE CLOSED

July 4, 2019
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of July, repeating indefinitely

One event on July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

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SCARCE will be closed for the 4th of July. This includes our offices as well as the book…

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SCARCE CLOSED

July 5, 2019
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of July, repeating indefinitely

One event on July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

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SCARCE will be closed for the 4th of July. This includes our offices as well as the book…

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August 2019

$5 – $20

2019 GreenBuilt Home Tour

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

IL United States

Join Illinois Green Alliance Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th for the seventh annual GreenBuilt Home Tour, showcasing…

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$5 – $20

2019 GreenBuilt Home Tour

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

IL United States

Join Illinois Green Alliance Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th for the seventh annual GreenBuilt Home Tour, showcasing…

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Applications Due: Illinois Solar/Wind Schools

August 27, 2019
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One event on August 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

IL United States

Spring and Fall Applications for funding through the Illinois Solar Schools and Illinois Wind Schools programs are due…

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September 2019

SCARCE CLOSED

September 2, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of September, repeating indefinitely

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SCARCE is closed for Labor Day. This includes the office, Reuse Center, and SCARCE-LY USED books and records.…

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Free

Target Car Seat Recycling

September 3, 2019 - September 13, 2019
IL United States

When you bring your car seat to your local Target's Guest Services, you'll get a coupon for 20%…

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Food Waste Weekend 2019

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019
IL United States

Each year in the United States we waste 133 Billion pounds of food. That equals 40% of food produced. At the same time, 1…

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September Adopt-A-Beach

September 21, 2019
IL United States

People all over the Great Lakes are cleaning up beaches next month for September Adopt-a-Beach. We’d love for…

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October 2019

Walk to School Day

October 2, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Did you know the first ever Walk to School Day in the US was held in Chicago in…

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Registration Due: U.S. EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

October 15, 2019
IL United States

The Campus Rainworks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for college students that seeks to engage the…

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Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

October 18, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 18 of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

On October 18th, 1972, President Nixon signed into law a number of amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control…

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Bat Week

October 24, 2019 - October 31, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Each year Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week…

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Make a Difference Day

October 26, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

SCARCE wants to help you take action on this national day of service. You can make a difference…

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November 2019

Free

ICAW Poster Contest Entries Due

November 1, 2019
IL United States

This is YOUR opportunity to display your creative talent and show your belief in composting and in the…

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Pumpkin Smash 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Rather than letting it languish in a landfill, bring your…

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Cooking Oil Collection – Thanksgiving 2019

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
IL United States + Google Map

As part of an annual, one-day event, select towns will be collecting used, liquid cooking oil (no bacon…

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December 2019

Applications Due: 2020 Youth Garden Grant

December 16, 2019
IL United States

Since 1982, this grant has supported youth garden projects that enhance the quality of life for kids and…

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January 2020

Free

Entries Due: One Earth Film Fest Young Filmmakers Contest

January 5
IL United States

https://youtu.be/arPEUoFvOZo Deadline is January 5th, 2020. Corrected video coming soon!

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February 2020

International Polar Bear Day

February 27
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of February, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how…

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National Skip the Straw Day

February 28
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of February, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Did you know that Americans use roughly 500 million disposable straws each day? Further, plastic straws are one…

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March 2020

World Water Day

March 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of March, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

World Water Day is an annual event that draws attention to the importance of our freshwater resources. It…

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Free

Webinar: Make Your Home More Sustainable While You’re Stuck There

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Join SCARCE founder Kay McKeen in a webinar to help you with simple tips to make your home…

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April 2020

Carton 2 Garden Contest Entries Due

April 1
IL United States

Repurpose your school’s milk or juice cartons into a garden project to win one of FIFTEEN prizes, including…

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National Healthy Schools Day

April 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Since 2002 parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide.…

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Free

Composting at Home webinar

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Learn how to get started composting at home in this 1 hour live webinar from SCARCE. Registration is…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Book Rescue Saturday Hours CANCELED

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Zero Waste Living Webinar – Warrenville Library

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Join SCARCE for a Zero Waste Living program with the Warrenville Public Library. At this interactive event, Jean…

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Free

Webinar: Native Plants and Gardening

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Join us for a free webinar as we discuss native plants and gardening at home. This event will…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day - but especially today!

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Earth Day Virtual Meet-Up

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

We may have to distance ourselves physically but we can connect virtually! Join us this Earth Day for…

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Arbor Day

April 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day last of April, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Arbor Day has been celebrated each year on the last Friday in April for almost 150 years. Trees…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Virtual Sustainable Design Challenge – Registration deadline

April 24 @ 5:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Team registration is due by 5pm in order to participate in the 2020 virtual Sustainable Design Challenge. Project…

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Free

Annual Earth Day Trail Clean-Up Postponed

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
IL United States

This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. If your town is along either trail, contact…

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Book Rescue Saturday Hours Canceled

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza Canceled

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

In the interest of public health and safety this event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

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Earth Day Fair with SCARCE and GEPD CANCELED

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

This event has been canceled in the interest of public health and safety due to the spread of…

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Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info.…

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Webinar: Arbor Day – A Tribute to Trees

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Join us for a free tree-themed webinar in honor of Arbor Day. Arbor Day has been celebrated since…

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Virtual Sustainable Design Challenge

April 30
IL United States

  Due to the coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Sustainable Design Challenge is moving online. Remote collaboration is advised.…

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May 2020

Scarcely Used Book & Record Sale Canceled

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Canceled: SCARCE is closed to align with recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. More info. Open…

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Itasca Recycling Extravaganza CANCELED

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

In the interest of public health and safety this event has been canceled. General Info Recycling Extravaganzas are…

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Burr Ridge Recycling Extravaganza Postponed

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
IL United States

In the interest of public health and safety this event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

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Growin’ Green Garden Market – POSTPONED

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

This event is postponed to Saturday, May 30th. More info The 2020 market is limited to food scrap…

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Free

Glen Ellyn Community Shred Event Postponed Date TBA

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

This event has been postponed. New date TBA. Documents for shredding – paper only Strict 3 paper bag/box…

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International Compost Awareness Week

May 3 - May 9
IL United States

The 2020 ICAW theme is Soil Loves Compost. Compost keeps our soil happy and it keeps our planet…

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World Asthma Day

May 5
IL United States

Image: Moms Clean Air Force. The first Tuesday in May is World Asthma Day. May is Asthma Awareness…

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Webinar: Indoor, Outdoor, Curbside – Oh my!

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

  Happy International Compost Awareness Week! For this week's Wednesday Webinar, what else can we be talking about…

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Webinar: Clean Air – Take it in!

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Clean air is a precious resource we all depend on. Learn how you can reduce pollution and protect…

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Protecting Water Quality from Home

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
IL United States

Join DuPage County Stormwater Management, The Conservation Foundation and SCARCE in learning how to protect water quality from…

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DuPage River Sweep

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

The 2020 River Sweep event is canceled but The Conservation Foundation is declaring the entire month of May…

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Wood Dale Recycling Extravaganza CANCELED

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
IL United States

This event has been canceled in the interest of public health and safety. General Info Recycling Extravaganzas are…

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Webinar: Take Action!

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

There are green steps we can all take at home to reduce our environmental footprint.  Join us for…

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WDCB Weekly featuring SCARCE

May 24 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am CDT
IL United States

Beginning in May, SCARCE will be featured monthly on WDCB radio's WDCB Weekly on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8am to…

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Memorial Day SCARCE CLOSED

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 25 @ 6:59 pm CDT
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An event every year that begins at 7:00 pm on day last of May, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

The SCARCE Book Rescue and Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Webinar: Growin’ Green

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
IL United States

Summer is right around the corner - is your garden green? Learn how you can take care of…

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Wheaton Native Plant Sale CANCELED

May 30
IL United States

This event has been canceled in the interest of public health and safety. New Date! The City of…

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June 2020

World Environment Day 2020

June 5
IL United States

Image credit: World Bank. Each year on June 5th, the United Nations Environment Program celebrates World Environment Day,…

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Naperville Recycling Extravaganza CANCELED

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
IL United States

In the interest of public health and safety, this event has been canceled. General Info Recycling Extravaganzas are…

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WDCB Weekly featuring SCARCE

June 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am CDT
IL United States

Beginning in May, SCARCE will be featured monthly on WDCB radio's WDCB Weekly on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8am to…

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July 2020

SCARCE CLOSED

July 3
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of July, repeating indefinitely

One event on July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

IL United States + Google Map

SCARCE will be closed for the 4th of July. This includes our offices as well as the book…

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SCARCE CLOSED

July 4
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of July, repeating indefinitely

One event on July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

IL United States + Google Map

SCARCE will be closed for the 4th of July. This includes our offices as well as the book…

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Free

Salt Creek Master Plan at Fullersburg Woods Virtual Open House

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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One event on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

IL United States
Free

Salt Creek Master Plan at Fullersburg Woods Virtual Open House

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

IL United States

WDCB Weekly featuring SCARCE

July 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am CDT
IL United States

Beginning in May, SCARCE will be featured monthly on WDCB radio‘s WDCB Weekly on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8am to discuss…

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September 2020

SCARCE CLOSED

September 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of September, repeating indefinitely

IL United States + Google Map

SCARCE is closed for Labor Day. This includes the office, Reuse Center, and SCARCE-LY USED books and records.…

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October 2020

Walk to School Day

October 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

Did you know the first ever Walk to School Day in the US was held in Chicago in…

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Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

October 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 18 of October, repeating indefinitely

IL United States

On October 18th, 1972, President Nixon signed into law a number of amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control…

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