Chalk it up for Earth Day!
Pierce County 2020 Challenge
Even though the Youth Environmental & Sustainability Summit had to be postponed, we still want to highlight the great work and passion for sustainability across Pierce County.

Grab some chalk and show us what you’ve got!
We would also love to see your digital art, short videos (less than 2 min.), drawings, collages and more!
Please include #PCYESS alongside your art.

Upload your short video clip or photo of your artwork to Instagram.
Use hashtags #PCYESS #EarthDay2020, #EarthDaySouthSound, #SustainableTacoma.

If you have a private account, you can direct message @piercecountywa Don’t forget to include your nearest city or town and please include a caption for your photos(s) and/or short video clip(s).

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Themes and resources
Clean air • Clean water • Clean land • Carbon/Ecological Footprint • Oceans •  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle • Outdoor adventure • Energy conservation • Plastic pollution • Locally grown and access to nutritious foods • Environmental health • Pollinators • Wildlife • Climate change • Educating others • Trees • Make a pledge for change

Pierce County recycling information •  City of Tacoma recycling information •  Pierce Conservation District •  Puget Sound Partnership •  National Wildlife Federation •  Orca Task Force •  Orca Recovery •  Puget Sound Starts Here •  Pick Up Litter

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Event Information
Taking concerns regarding COVID-19 into consideration, we have made the decision to postpone the youth summit. This site will be updated as soon as a new date is scheduled

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The Youth Environmental and Sustainability Summit (YESS) will bring together groups of middle school and high school-aged youth from across Pierce County. As a youth-led initiative, YESS is a space where the diverse youth network of Pierce County can learn, share and lead.

Students will facilitate the workshops and presentations. Each group will formulate a plan of action at the summit to address environmental and sustainability issues in their own school and community.

YESS is sponsored by Pierce County Planning & Public Works and coincides with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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