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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Sustainability Speakers Series

Program Contact: Heather Teegarden, Natural Resource Outreach Program Coordinator
425-357-6027 •

Give us 50 minutes, we’ll teach you something

WSU Snohomish County Extension – Sustainable Community Stewards are thrilled to be offering this series with a focus on a variety of environmental sustainability education in areas including Waste Reduction, Proper Recycling, Zero Waste Life Hacks, Reducing Food Waste, Reducing Consumption and Plastic Use, plus Composting! We are equally thrilled to be partnering with our Waste Wise Program colleagues at WSU Island County Extension and our community partners at Sno-Isle Library on this series. Past Session Recordings [Link]

Upcoming 2021 Sessions

These events are free and open to all! Registration is required and will be available soon.

September 14th – Green Burial Options (tentative – speaker TBA)

Are you wanting to die with the climate in mind? Good news! Washington has approved both human composting and carbon-neutral aquamation options! In addition there are “green burials” (also known as natural burial) options in some areas. Learn all about how you can leave your leagacy and return to the earth in more sustainable ways!

October 19th – Zero Waste Policy Action Updates with Heather Trim, Zero Waste Washington (confirmed)

Join us as we hear an annual update with Zero Waste Washington’s Executive Director, Heather Trim. Hear all of the latest news on what new zero waste initiatives have been passed and updates on future policy issues!

November 16th – Curbing Consumer Consumption  (tentative – speaker TBA)

Here come the holidays…hooray? Have you been thinking about how you can ave greener holidays? Let’s learn about curbing consumerism! Just in time for the holidays. Join us on a journey to reduce your own consumerism. Let’s educate ourselves about the environmental consequences of consumerism and how we can all take steps to become more responsible consumers.


Early 2021 Past Sessions

Check out all of the past Sustainability Speaker Series Recordings [LINK]!
Fall series to be announced soon!


To participate:

  • You need to sign up for a Zoom account to participate. You can easily Create a Free Zoom Account if you do not already have one.
  • You need to have your Zoom account set up and be registered for the webinar at least two hours before the webinar start time.
  • If you are interested in a webinar but will be unable to attend, you can register anyway so that you can receive a link to the recording.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is made possible in part by funding support from Washington State University Extension  and Snohomish County.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Heather Teegarden at 425-357-6027 or at least two weeks prior to the event. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

WSU Extension publications contain material written and produced for public distribution. Alternate formats of our educational materials are available upon request for persons with disabilities. Please contact Heather Teegarden at WSU Extension Natural Resources or call 425-357-6027 for more information.

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