7th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo March 1 in Tacoma

Got a t-shirt at home that’s ready for a second life? Bring it to the free South Sound Sustainability Expo this weekend.

This year, attendees are being invited to screen print their own light-colored t-shirt from home or to buy a second-hand t-shirt at the event. The screen printing is just one of several ways the event intends to broaden its reach with more family-friendly activities this year. Plans also include a fun and educational Kids’ Corner with the Tacoma Nature Center and Slater Museum of Natural History, mini farmers market with a farmer meet-n-greet, the chance to create a reclaimed materials art project with guidance from Tinkertopia, and an expo scavenger hunt.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., March 1, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, where over 80 businesses, organizations and individuals with environmentally, economically and socially sustainable practices can answer attendee questions. Attendees also have the chance to win raffle prizes donated by expo vendors.

Last year, more than 650 people attended the event.

Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy & Sustainability, which heads up this effort, develops, promotes and implements sustainable practices through education, community partnerships and performance management. Additional sponsors and partners include Tacoma Public Utilities, Sustainable Works, University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget Sound, and Pacific Lutheran University.

More information is available online at southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org.