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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Sustainability Speakers Series

Program Contact: Patricia Townsend, Associate Professor/ECO Programs Director
(425) 357-6020 •

WSU Extension Sustainability Speaker Series
Give us 50 minutes, we’ll teach you something

Brought to you by the WSU Snohomish County Extension – Sustainable Community Stewards.

These events are free and open to all! Registration is required and will be available via Zoom

Upcoming Sessions:

In the spirit of Earth Day 2022’s theme “Invest in Our Future,” we are happy to present two April webinars on things we can do in our personal lives to invest in the planet’s future!

  • April 13th at 5pm: Electrify Your Ride
    • The future of vehicles is electric. Whether you already own an EV, are considering one, or have hesitations, join us to get your questions answered! What is the cost comparison long-term? What about horsepower? And what about those batteries?Featuring Jim Jensen, WSU Energy Program; and Bill Trueit, Snohomish County Electric Vehicle Association.
  • April 27th at 5pm: Home Energy Efficiency
    • We’ve been there: an appliance breaks and you’re forced to make a lot of decisions very quickly. Join us to learn about appliance efficiency and clean energy sources before you’re in a rush!Featuring Brian Stewart, cofounder of Electrify Now.

Then, continue learning with us in May for our third presentation in the Spring Series.

  • May 11th at 5pm: Demystifying Recycling
    • Recycling can be confusing. Between policy changes in the past several years to rules varying from place to place, it can be hard to understand. Join us to get your questions answered and learn some of the driving forces for these rules. Whether you are new to the area or just want a refresher, this is a great opportunity to get a new perspective on recycling.Featuring Natalie Caulkins, recycling coordinator for Republic Services.

This program is offered in partnership with our Waste Wise Program colleagues at WSU Extension, Island County.

Check out all of the past Sustainability Speaker Series Recordings [LINK]!


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 Patricia Townsend,, 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 Patricia Townsend at Snohomish County WSU Extension Environment and Community Outreach at  for more information.

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