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Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Events-July 21 and September 15, 2018 

Are you interested in purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), but haven't driven one yet? Then join the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Power, and Puget Sound Energy at the LeMay-America's Car Museum on Saturday, September 15 for an EV Ride & Drive Event! Tacoma Power will have an earlier EV Ride & Drive event on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at LeMay for those who can't wait to get in the driver's seat. These events give you the chance to test-drive multiple EVs on the market to find your best fit, and talk to the EV experts. Both events will be held at the LeMay-America's Car Museum, located at 2702 East D Street in Tacoma. 

 

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Seeking Three Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps Members

AmeriCorps logoThe Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is seeking five full-time AmeriCorps members to serve from September 1, 2018 to July 15, 2019 to assist with a variety of programs and activities. Please see details below, including member duties and service benefits. Applications are due by July 31, 2018.

 

Multi-Family Recycling Specialist - AmeriCorps Member

Engage with property managers and residents at multi-family residences to educate them about good recycling practices, remove barriers to recycling, increase participation, and prevent recycling contamination at multi-family properties.

 

Learn more, apply through AmeriCorps, and submit a cover letter and resume to sustainability@cityoftacoma.org by July 31, 2018.

 

Food Waste Prevention Specialist - AmeriCorps Member

Engage and educate residents and businesses of Tacoma, WA, through outreach activities and a special event to increase awareness of the social, environmental, and economic consequences of wasted food and ways we can all work to prevent it.

 

Learn more, apply through AmeriCorps, and submit a cover letter and resume to sustainability@cityoftacoma.org by July 31, 2018.

 

Sustainability Coach - AmeriCorps Member

Coordinate the Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods Program to increase access to various services and facilitate sustainable choices through door-to-door conversations, meetings with community members, and events.

 

Learn more, apply through AmeriCorps, and submit a cover letter and resume to sustainability@cityoftacoma.org by July 31, 2018.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Green Events Program Recycling Aids

Many community events held in Tacoma are certified through the City's Green Events Program. These events often need people to help out by monitoring recycle stations and engaging with attendees about proper recycling. If you would like to be notified of upcoming opportunities to support Green events in Tacoma send an email to sustainability@cityoftacoma.org.

 

News

 

$200,000 From EPA for Environmental Workforce Development, Job Training

May 9, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the City of Tacoma will receive $200,000 in grant funding......

 

Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May

April 27, 2018

The City of Tacoma is teaming up with over 750 local organizations from across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here month this May......

 

2018 Historic Preservation Month Celebrates 'Adaptive Reuse in Tacoma'

April 16, 2018

Each May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourages local communities to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month......

 

2018 Bike Month Holds a Wide Variety of Bicycle-Related Events in May

April 13, 2018

For over a decade Bike Month has been raising awareness of local bicycling resources. This month long celebration is back in may 2018......

 

City of Tacoma Will Sponsor 16 Community Cleanups in 2018

January 3, 2018

The 2018 Community Cleanup program will kick off on April 21, and this year will include paper shredding services as well as donation services, dumpsters and recycling stations......

 

Tacoma's Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance Goes Into Effect July 12

June 30, 2017

A year of outreach and planning is coming to a close and on Wednesday, July 12, the City of Tacoma's Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance will go into effect......