Community-Based Resources

Ages: Young Adults-Adults
Based on ethnographic research conducted by the Field Museum, this online resource provides tools for communities to start their own community climate action projects

Ages: K-12
Green Map's Energy & Environment Exploration Modules (free to educators - request on website) are designed to help middle and high school age youth experience and interpret their community's energy and environment from a sustainability perspective.

Material Re-Use Resources*

Joe’s garage
An art supply exchange for artists, craft-makers, teachers and anyone creating art. Find the details, here.

Zero Landfill Chicago
Provides surplus & outdated architectural and interior design samples for artists and arts educators at semi-annual exchanges in Chicago. Look for interesting fabric, wallpaper, tile, glass, metal, carpet, laminates and more. They also have binders, books, matboard and foamcore. 

Creative Pitch
Provides free art supplies to art educators, art therapists and other professionals in need. They offer graphic design supplies including crayons, pens, paper, paint, brushes, canvas, glue, scissors, rulers, clay and more. Donations are accepted. 

Creative Reuse
A resource for finding salvaged art and craft supplies. The program is looking for a new home; keep up on the news here.

Offers a wide range of supplies for schools, including art supplies, paper, furniture and books in Glen Ellyn. Find out about making donations, click here . Find out how to get materials for your school here.

*Thanks to the Animalia Project for providing this comprehensive list