We all need to take care of where we live, and how we live. Making small changes can have a big impact. Pierce County Parks and Recreation is hosting the Sustainable Workshop Series, a series of four classes to educate and inform the public on how easy these small changes can be.
1. The Three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. In this program you will learn more about Pierce County’s curbside recycling program, why the curbside recycling program does not take all kinds of plastics and why lids do not belong in the recycle cart.
Thursday, October 10, 6 pm to 8 pm.
2. Food Waste Facts and Compost. In this program you will learn how to properly store food in your refrigerator and how planning your meals will save money. Attendees will also get an introduction to composting your food waste at home.
Thursday, October 17, 6 pm to 8 pm.
3. Green Cleaning. In this program you will save money by making your own effective and great-smelling cleaners. Learn how to get hazardous chemicals out of your home, as well as cleaning tips and recipes.
Thursday, October 24, 6 pm to 8 pm.
4. Tour a Solid Waste Facility. This program includes touring a waste transfer station, yard waste composting facility and the in-county landfill.
Saturday, October 26, 8 am to noon.
Chad Harvell, recreation coordinator for Pierce County Parks and Recreation commented: “This is a great way to experience and see how important it is to be green and our Environmental Educators make it a great class experience that you will always remember!”
The Simply Sustainable Workshop Series takes place at the Lakewood Community Center. This class is for ages 16 and older. $10 per person, $5 for each additional family member. A flyer is available for download.
Online registration is available at www.piercecountywa.org/parks , or by calling or visiting the Lakewood Community center. 253-798-4141.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com