- Home and Garden
Don’t use a bag, or bring a reusable bag with you shopping
Check your tire pressure regularly. You will increase your fuel efficiency up to 5%
Put your food scraps into a compost pile, or a yard waste bin
Try to carpool or combine trips whenever possible
Carry reusable utensils and containers whenever possible
Try to buy food grown locally
- the latest credible climate change science
- the pros and cons of alternative energy sources
- the latest climate-related issues, experiments and advances in various fields
- reducing your carbon footprint
- building your project planning and public speaking skills
- learning fun, effective ways to engage others and make a difference
(formerly Carbon Masters)
We are a group of 40+ community members dedicated to creating a more sustainable Snohomish County. Our volunteers are given 40 hours of unvierstiy level training. Topics range from energy, food, soil, climate, water biodiversity, solid waste, and economics. The Sustainable Community Stewards also participated in field trips to sites such as: 21 Acres Farm, Cedar Grove, The North Everett Rain Garden Tour, Going Green on the Beach, and the Mukilteo City Hall. In return they are in the process of volunteering 40 hours of service in the community.
The Sustainable Community Stewards program mission is to engage volunteers and the community in sustainable practices, credible climate change science, and relevant sustainable practices occurring in Snohomish County. Sustainable Community Stewards encourages positive behavior change and civic engagement.
The projects they are currently working on are:
Green $avers Team
Way you can become more sustainable
Join us for a training in 2014!
What does ‘sustainable’ really mean? What would it look like to live in a sustainable community, a sustainable world? Join WSU Snohomish County Extension as we explore this topic and our carbon-centric lifestyles from many angles: energy, food, soil, climate, transportation, water, biodiversity, solid waste and economics. You'll also learn how to engage others to live more lightly on the planet. Plus we'll check out alternative energy sites, green commercial buildings and/or green residential homes.
Become a sustainable
Learn . . . Model . . . Share
WSU Sustainable Community Stewards (formerly Carbon Masters) receive university-level training from local experts on:
This program encourages and enables positive behavior changes, starting with reducing your own 'carbon footprint' (it's easy!). Participants will exchange 40 hours of professional training for a 40-hour minimum volunteer service commitment over the course of one year (about four hours a month). Volunteers can join an established project or create their own. Participants also pay a $30 materials fee.