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Sustainable Community Stewards Outreach Program

Program Contact: Jerilyn Ritzman, Sustainable Community Stewards Program Coordinator
425-357-6027 •

Sustainable Community Stewards

Agents for Change

Concerned about climate change? Confused about whether you should toss it or recycle it? Want to satisfy your needs without losing track of sustainability?

YOU can start by joining one of our training programs. Afterwards you can volunteer with our SCS team and be the change you want to see in your community!

We offer a variety of projects and programs to match your interests so you can craft your own volunteer experience that fits easily into your life.


Upcoming Offerings

Repair Café – Remotetwo gears with the words Repair Cafe

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Got broken stuff? Toss it? No way!

Bring it to our next Repair Café. Visit our Repair Café page to learn more!

Where: Hopeworks Renew Home & Decor

When: Drop off: Saturday, April 30th, 10 am – 12:00 pm

Pick up: Saturday, May 14th, 10am – 11:30am

Investment: Free (This event is made possible through a grant funded by Snohomish County Solid Waste)

Sign-Up for pick up and drop off: via Sign-up Genius Limited registration is available.



Sustainability Speaker Series

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Spring 2022 Schedule.

These free one-hour webinars will give you easy to implement tips and insights from renowned sustainability experts. This program is brought to you jointly with our partners with the Waste Wise Program of WSU Extension, Island County.

Where: from the comfort of your own home via Zoom

When: April 13th at 5pm: Electrify Your Ride

April 27th at 5pm: Home Energy Efficiency

May 11th at 5pm: Demystifying Recycling

Investment: Free

Sign-Up: via Zoom – Register here.


Sustainability Steward Training

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Traditionally this annual training takes place in the evenings during the fall. Stay turned for more information in 2022.

Gain foundational science-based skills at our 8-week training so you can readily step in to our programs to address:

  • Climate change impacts and solutions
  • Waste reduction including composting & recycling
  • Personal carbon footprints with sustainable fashion, travel & more

After 20+ hours of University-level training you will be an informed community educator and ready to volunteer with our team.

Where: TBD (virtual/hybrid option may be available)

When: TBD

Investment: (Estimated) $40.00 – $75.00 via Eventbrite

Financial Assistance Available

Sign-Up: via our online application or email: Patricia Townsend

Thank You Partners

Puget Sound Energy Powerful Partner

Waterfall and river with trees

WSU Snohomish County is thrilled to be one of Puget Sound Energy’s Powerful Partnerships Program sponsorship recipients for 2021!

Puget Sound Energy proudly serves our neighbors and communities in 10 Washington counties. PSE is the state’s largest utility, supporting 1.1 million electric customers and 800,000 natural gas customers. For more about PSE and what they do, visit Also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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Sign-up to volunteer!

Click on this image to sign-up to volunteer at one of these events using SignUpGenius (website)

Jun 09

Carbon Opportunities for Forest Owners

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 16

Carbon Opportunities for Forest Owners

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 23

Carbon Opportunities for Forest Owners

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 27

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Webinar

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm