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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Sustainability Speakers Series

Program Contact: Timothy Lawrence
(360) 639-6061 •

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Interested in living more sustainably? 

Waste Wise of WSU Extension Island County is happy to provide the opportunity to learn about living more sustainably during our online speaking series.  With two experts speaking each month, we will address waste reduction, composting, consumer habits, plastics, proper recycling, equity in sustainability, food waste reduction, textiles, and more.  We are  thrilled to be partnering with Sustainable Community Stewards of WSU Extension Snohomish County and with our community partners at Sno-Isle Libraries throughout this series.  We greatly appreciate the financial support of the Lighthouse Environmental Program (LEP) and Island County Solid Waste.

Spring 2021 Sessions

These events are available on zoom, free and open to all!

  • Register here for any or all of our programs
  • You must have a zoom account to participate.  You can Create a Free Zoom Account if you do not already have one.
  • You can register for additional presentations as information is released or you can sign up for the whole series at once.
  • If you are unable to attend, but would like a link to the recorded presentation, register anyway.  We will send you a link after the program.
Questions?  Contact

2021 Sustainability Speaker Series:

January – Foodprint
February – Plastics
  • February 10th – Plastic in Our Lives: How to Be an Informed Consumer, with Dr. Mahmoud Adbel-Monem, retired WSU
March – Composting
April – Sustainability
May – ReThink!
  • May 12th – Recycling Beyond the Curb presented by WSU Island and WSU Snohomish County Extension Master Recyclers: Sarah Bergquist, Jerilyn Ritzman, and Heather Teegarden
  • May 26th – Reduce & Reuse with these Zero Waste Lifehacks! presented by Siobhan McComb, Zero waste and sustainable lifestyle consultant, owner of One Glass Jar

Register Recycling Beyond the Curb

Date: May 12   

Time: 5 PM

Register here 

Date: May 26

Time: 5 PM

Thank you

This program is possible in part with funding support from Washington State University, Island County Public Works, and the Lighthouse Environmental Program, with partnership from WSU Sustainable Community Stewards and community support from Sno-Isle Libraries


WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities or special needs.  Please contact Sarah Bergquist for assistance.  Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.