Youth Engaged in Sustainable Solutions

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Join Us

Kari Ann Elling
[email protected]
(253) 798-4223

Do you love the earth?  Do you demonstrate your care for the earth in how you make decisions and act? Do you worry about keeping the earth healthy for generations to come? Join other youth, like you, in Youth Engaged in Sustainable Solutions (YESS)! 

In the classroom

Campus litter clean-up

Walk your school grounds, pick up what doesn’t belong, and send us pictures of your efforts.

Learn about orcas

See Water We Doing for Orcas? then, play the Orca & Salmon game!

Campus recycling challenge

Is your school recycling right?  Check out these recycling posters (Pierce County; Tacoma), then survey your bins and come up with a campaign for your school. 

Get creative

What other ideas do you have? What great things are happening that we need to know about?!

campus clean up

water we doing for orcas

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For Teachers

Share what activities you brought into your classroom to receive a free organic cotton YESS canvas tote.


Find local organizations to get involved with.

Peninsula High School students with their water bottle filling station

Check out these opportunities to learn more.

kids in garden

Sponsored by Pierce County and the YESS Steering Committee- comprised of youth, teachers, community organizations, and local governments.