Snohomish County Sustainable Community Stewards
(formerly Carbon Masters)
Now Accepting Applications for our 2016 class!
You can apply today to become a part of this great program! Training will be held evenings from January 27th-March 16th with two Saturday field trips February 13th and March 12th. On Friday, February 6th in the evening, an additional field trip to the Cascade Recycling Center will be held.
Fill out an application today! Deadline Extended to Wednesday, January 20th!
Who are the Sustainable Community Stewards?
Sustainable Community Stewards are volunteers working to help individuals and communities adopt sustainable practices that are grounded in credible climate change and natural resources science and options that are relevant in Snohomish County. Sustainable Community Stewards encourage behavior change and civic engagement that result in cleaner water and air for all to enjoy. See our May Newsletter for recent events!
How Does It Work?
Learn how you can truly make a difference, both at home and around the world! Join us for the next Sustainable Community Stewards training! Volunteers receive 34 hours of professional-level education including presentations, field trips and experiential activities. Volunteers commit to volunteer 34 hours over the next year on interesting projects already established, or that they choose to create. That’s less than four hours a month!
The training will cover topics such as:
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Materials Management
- Social Marketing/Behavior Change Techniques
- Alternative Energy
- Soils and Agriculture
As a knowledgeable, trained WSU Extension Sustainable Community Steward, you’ll be able to educate others on proven alternatives and new information that quickly contributes to a better future.
What Do Sustainable Community Stewards Do?
We are educators who share research-based information with others to encourage practices that protect and conserve the environment and wold we live in. Each Sustainable Community Steward chooses their own project.
Here are our current projects:
Ways You Can Become More Sustainable
- Don’t use a bag, or bring a reusable bag with you shopping
- Check your tire pressure regularly. You can increase fuel efficiency up to 5%
- Check out your recycling guide find out what you can recycle: Rubatino (Everett), Waste Management, Sound Disposal (Edmonds Bowl), Republic, and Recology (Bothell).
- Put your food scraps into a compost pile, or a yard waste bin! See the WSU Foodcycling page for more info.
- Dispose of household hazardous waste properly and use green cleaning products made from safe ingredients!
- Try to carpool or combine trips whenever possible
- Carry reusable utensils and containers whenever possible
- Try to buy food grown organically and locally
- Recycle more paper! See the WSU Papercycling page for more info.
- Plant native trees and shrubs in your yard. See our Native Tree Guide for help!
For More Information Contact
Sustainable Community Stewards