It’s Easy Being Green: How to Recycle with SCARCE

April 23, 2012

Life in Winfield

from the West-Win Homeowners’ Association

We are pleased to have Kay McKeen as our keynote speaker for our April 24, 2012 General Meeting.  Kay is the founder and Executive Director of SCARCE, (School and Community Association for Recycling and Composting Education). SCARCE is considered to be one of DuPage County’s hidden gems and is a national expert in recycling and other environmental issues.

It all started back in 1990 when Kay was teaching and was concerned about seeing books sitting in storage and eventually being sent to landfills.  She organized an operation that would “rescue” these forgotten books and get them in the hands of appreciative people rather than dumping them into landfills.  From there, the organization has grown into the go-to-place for a smorgasbord of solutions for environmental issues such as recycling electronics, pharmaceuticals disposal, green initiatives and even idling busses. This wide spectrum of environmental work has brought in a number of awards including several from the State of Illinois.

The SCARCE website if packed full of information. Some of the tags lines are:

SCARCE inspires people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

SCARCE helps communities set up recycling extravaganzas and helps people learn how to recycle unwanted items.

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If you have questions about recycling (what, when and where)….come and ask our local expert.  Kay is a dynamic speaker and will entertain and inform all, from young to old.  Take time now to write this date and time on your calendar and attend this informative meeting.

The West-Win Homeowners’ Association provides speakers twice a year during our General Meetings.  Topics are selected that help us preserve and maintain our more rural lifestyle.  If there is a topic you would like to know more about, let us know, and we will look for a speaker.

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