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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 Resources

Program Contact: Kellee Byard, Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator
425) 357-6027 •


It can hold the most delicate objects AND be detrimental to our environment. The Packaging King — expanded polystyrene foam or EPS (Styrofoam™) — pollutes our water and takes hundreds of years to breakdown in landfills. Once broken apart, the polystyrene components crumble into small bits that contaminate our environment even further. Discover ways to reuse EPS and learn how it can be reprocessed into products with a longer lifespan. Future solutions include using textile waste and biomaterials as sustainable packaging filler.

Learn easy, real-life, every day actions that you can take to help reduce plastic pollution in the Salish Sea.

Waste Reduction

Zero Waste and bulk stores in Washington

Why I live a zero-waste life Ted Talk

Fix-it events and tool libraries

Artist in Residence Recology

Zero Waste Washington legislative work

Practical living low waste presentation

Green Cleaning recipes: Are you interested in finding easy, inexpensive, and non-toxic recipes to replace cleaning products found at the grocery store? Our volunteers tested over 20 recipes and narrowed down their favorites into this online Green Cleaning booklet.