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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.

SCS Training

Program Contact: Kellee Byard, Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6027 •
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Sustainable Community Steward Training

Next offering begins Wednesday, September 11th 2024

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry

Do you ever find yourself standing at the recycling bin wondering what can and can’t be recycled, and WHY? Curious about climate change and how your individual actions can make a difference? Wondering how you can get more engaged in your local community? Get answers to these questions and more by becoming a WSU Sustainable Community Steward! Training begins this Fall!
By enrolling, you receive university-level training grounded in climate change science relevant both within Snohomish County and globally. This training is designed to help you become an informed community educator at festivals, libraries, workshops and more in Snohomish County!
A combination of engaging classroom presentations and discussions paired with behind-the-scenes field trips make this an excellent educational and community engagement opportunity.
The trainings begin Wednesday, September 11th at 6 – 8:30 PM, a continue every Wednesday through October 30th. Classes take place at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s office in Willis Tucker Park’s Activity Center.
Includes an overview of environmental sustainability and climate change solutions with a deep dive into waste reduction and proper recycling. Energy conservation, food waste reduction, important water quality issues are also featured. Swag bags of sustainability items given at the end of the course. $50 fee to participate*.
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WSU Snohomish County Extension programs are open to all without discrimination.
*Accommodations and fee-waivers are available upon request*

Sample Sustainable Community Stewards Agenda: (Sessions are subject to change)

  • Welcome and Overview of Sustainable Community Stewards Training
  • Sustainability 101
  • Zero Waste Update and Tips
  • Focus on Food Waste and Composting
  • Proper Recycling and Waste Diversion
  • Renewable Energy
  • Public Transportation
  • Sustainable Travel and Eco-Fashion Tips and Trends
  • Environmental Justice
  • Communicating with your Community – Graduation!