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Community Action Projects

From seed spheres to worm wrangling,
Pierce County students are making a difference!

We encourage every classroom that participates in our Environmental Education program to complete an action project that benefits our community. The students we worked with in 2018 logged nearly 5,000 hours leading and taking sustainable actions in their schools and community.

From pre-school to higher education, students and their teachers learn about waste reduction, resource conservation, our food system, water and habitats. As they learn about these topics, they see opportunities to make a difference in Pierce County.

Community action projects allow students to take charge and lead change. And they learn to solve problems, communicate, think critically and work as a team.

As we near the end of 2018 we are proud and excited to share the good work of our young leaders in Pierce County—and thank their marvelous teachers for making it happen.

Action Projects
Photos of a share box and waste sorting

Thanks for celebrating our 30th anniversary with us!

Next year we plan to send these newsletters once per quarter.


Please let us know if there is anything you are interested in learning or sharing.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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Learning Opportunities

December 29, 2018: Upcycled Crafts—Making with Recycled Materials,
Gig Harbor Library 2–3 p.m.
More info

January, 2019: Pierce Conservation District Native Plant Sale
(pre-order by 1/9), pick up March 1 and 2
Order Native Plants

January 19, 2019: Washington Wildlife
Presented by Tacoma Nature Center
Tillicum Library 2–2:45 p.m. (all ages)
More info

January 26, 2019: Harvesting & Crafting Natural Plant Fibers
Wolf Camp, Puyallup
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

February 2, 2019: Seed Swap, Potluck and Story Share
Puyallup Tribal Youth Center
5803 N Levee Rd
10–12 p.m.

February-September, 2019: Fruit Tree Education
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Farm at Franklin Pierce School District
9516 Waller Rd E 
More info

Tacoma EnviroHouse
Public Hours: Wed, Thur, Fri 10–3 p.m.; Sat, Sun 11–5 p.m.,
Winter workshops posted soon
Tacoma EnviroHouse

Green Schools training for K–12 educators
January 24, 4–7 p.m.
Environmental Services Building
9850 64th St W, University Place

Connect with local partners and learn how to organize and lead effective green teams, discover engaging action projects and connect with resources and partners to get your school certified.

‘Tis the season!

Meaningful Gift-Giving
Looking for some fresh ideas?

Give more time, volunteer or help a neighbor. Give a waste free-gift of an experience at one of our many local attractions. Make a green cleaning kit or worm bin to give that person who has everything.

The internet has many ideas, we’ve gathered a few on our Sustainable Living boards on Pinterest.

Photo of a handmade gift
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