Residents and business owners looking for ways to be more sustainable are invited to attend the fifth annual South Sound Sustainability Expo March 3 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway. The free event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allows participants to discover services, products, companies and agencies that address sustainability needs in the local community.
Expo participants will learn about a variety of local goods and services, including transportation alternatives, green construction, energy conservation, waste minimization and recycling, alternative energy sources, global climate change initiatives, and how to be economically efficient while being environmentally sustainable.
New this year is a Kids’ Corner with a variety of projects and activities, including a scavenger hunt. The event will also feature prize drawings and workshops on topics such as green cleaners, gardening, worm composting, and raising backyard chickens.
The South Sound Sustainability Expo is a partnership of the City of Tacoma and Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington Tacoma. Event information, including the schedule of workshops and Kids’ Corner activities, is available on the Web at southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org. Display tables are available at no cost to organizations that want to show how they are contributing to a sustainable South Sound. For information or to register, visit southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org and click on “Vendor Registration” in the middle of the graphic.