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April 28, 2017
The City of Tacoma is teaming up with local organizations across the region to celebrate......
April 25, 2017
The City of Tacoma has released its first annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report......
April 20, 2017
May 2017 brings the 10th annual Bike Month to Tacoma and Pierce County. A dynamic month of activities......
October 10, 2016
The City of Tacoma, as part of the Preventing Wasted Food campaign and in honor of National and World Food Days, will offer a free screening of the film “Just Eat It.” ...
September 6, 2016
On Sunday, Sept. 11, South Sound residents will gather to experience the Tacoma waterfront......
July 7, 2016
The City of Tacoma is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of a......
December 18, 2015
The City of Tacoma has extended the deadline for the disposable shopping bag survey to......
December 11, 2015
The City of Tacoma is seeking public feedback on a number of environmental actions......
November 23, 2015
In an effort to further the sustainability vision of the community, Tacoma City Council may consider......
October 13, 2015
This autumn, The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will host......
Check back soon for updates.



Employment Opportunities

Join our team, learn the inner workings of the City of Tacoma, and make an impact in Puget Sound's second largest city.


AmeriCorps LogoAmeriCorps Position: Sustainability Coach

Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods addresses big challenges on a small scale, one neighborhood at a time. Working with households, community groups, and local partner organizations, the Sustainability Coach delivers eco-friendly, cost-saving resources and implements events that benefit homes and our environment in a historically underserved Tacoma community. 


Learn more and apply by May 31, 2017.


AmeriCorps LogoAmeriCorps Position: Sustainability Specialist

The Sustainability Specialist collaborates with local nonprofits, City commissions, and the public to facilitate solutions to pressing local environmental challenges. Take the lead as project manager for the annual South Sound Sustainability Expo, our region’s premier sustainability event, and support various other initiatives concerning climate change, the urban forest canopy, and more. 


Learn more and apply by May 31,2017. 


Internship: Environmental Sustainability Outreach Assistant

The Environmental Sustainability Outreach Assistant supports the Office to develop, promote, and implement sustainable practices and policies through education, community partnerships, and program implementation.  This position contributes to a safe, clean and sustainable community. This is a temporary full-time summer position.


Apply by June 2, 2017.


Internship: Recycling/Waste Reduction Outreach Assistant

The Recycling/Waste Reduction Outreach Assistant supports the Office’s activities devoted to waste reduction, recycling, and preventing wasted food. This position will directly support activities outlined in the Environmental Action Plan and Sustainable Materials Management Plan.


Apply by June 2, 2017.


City of Tacoma Leaves 2Good2Toss Network

As of March 31, 2017 the City has ended its membership in the 2good2toss online network. Since 2003, we've partnered with 2good2toss to prevent still-usable items in good condition from premature disposal. 2good2toss works to keep good items out of the garbage and available to be reused. In recent years however, with the rise of new apps and websites that offer easy donation or resale, Tacoma's  participation numbers have gone down. The City is proud to have sponsored this service. We thank the 2good2toss program for its excellent support, leadership and contribution to sustainability, and appreciate our members for their efforts to reuse and reduce waste.


Residents can continue to reuse and recycle household and other items using online services. While we can't endorse any of these, some of the ones we know of include:

Note: In acknowledging these apps and websites, the City is not endorsing them.


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.