Happy Earth Month!
In honor of “Earth Month” and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd), we will be providing daily messages with tips to help all of us continue being better stewards of the earth and our community. See below for today’s eco-tip!
Today’s eco-tip – keep your garden healthy with insects rather than insecticides!
Did you know that the average gardener uses 4-10 times the amount of pesticides per acre than the average farmer?
Today’s eco-tip is focused on natural yard care – specifically using insects instead of insecticide to keep your plants, family and the environment healthy!
If you have ideas or tips to share or that you would like to see featured here, please contact Heather.Teegarden@wsu.edu
What We Do
Snohomish County WSU Extension’s Sustainable Community Steward (SCS) Outreach Program is made up of both SCS and Waste Warrior volunteers. Each of these volunteers craft their own volunteer experience, selecting the activities that match their interests with a schedule that fits into their lives.
Types of volunteer support can include: writing newsletter articles, identifying new project options, researching continuing education opportunities, event coordination, community outreach and education, public speaking, office administration support, and more!
Ongoing and Past projects:
- Green Cleaning Demos and Recipes
- Repair Cafes & FixItAtHome Resources
- Snohomish County Zero Waste Facebook Group (Facebook group webpage)
- Don’t Drip and Drive Events (webpage)
- Styrofoam Recycling Collection (webpage)
- Puget Sound Energy Powerful Partner (webpage)
Concerned about climate change? Confused about what is and isn’t recyclable with the new rules? Want to know what actions YOU can take?
Visit our Sustainable Community Stewards and Waste Warriors Volunteer Program Training webpage to learn more and join us to be the change you want to see in our community!
Ready to be the change? Contact program coordinator Heather Teegarden!
Waste Warrior Festival Engagement
Our volunteers were at the following events helping with waste diversion through proper recycling/food waste education in 2019.
- Edmonds SummerFest – Saturday, July 11
- Northshore Senior Center Food Truck Festival, July 4
- NW Solarfest Sustainable Living Fair, June
- Snohomish Farmers Market, Thursdays, August – September
- Stanwood-Camano Community Fair, August
- Mukilteo National Night Out, August
- Taste Edmonds, August
- Evergreen State Fair, August – September
- Everett Food Truck Festival, Saturday, August
- Fair on 44th– Lynnwood, Saturday, September
- Focus on Farming– Monroe, Thursday, November