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Concerned about Climate Change? Become a WSU Sustainable Community Steward

EVERETT, Wash. – WSU Snohomish County Extension hosts their Sustainable Community Steward (SCS) fall training series every Friday from 10 am – 2 pm, Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 via Zoom.

A photo of leaking waste water dripping from a faucet.The training is an 8-week course that provides an overview on environmental sustainability and climate change, with a focus on waste, water, energy, and food. This holistic program includes a deep dive into solid waste management, diversion methods (i.e. recycling, composting, and waste reduction), communication strategies, and water conservation resources.

Training content is grounded in credible science, relevant both globally and locally within Snohomish County, that is designed to equip each participant as an informed community educator.

SCS volunteers receive 30+ hours of university-level training. It covers topics like:
-Climate change science and solutions, including drawdown
-Energy literacy, conservation techniques, and renewable energy sources
-Toxins in water and strategies to reduce them
-Latest waste reduction and recycling practices
-Social marketing, behavior change, and communication techniques
-Raising awareness of your personal consumption and consumerism and actionable steps for areas you can reduce.

These training series are perfect for anyone that would like to: learn more about climate change, impacts and solutions; increase knowledge of their personal carbon footprint and ways to reduce it; and feel empowered or inspired to be part of their community.

For more information and to register visit Snohomish County Extension.

Media Contacts

Heather Teegarden, Natural Resources Program Coordinator, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 206-334-5467