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Here's the Latest Episode of Ask the EnviroChallengers!



The winter holidays are a time when many people are spending time with friends and family. In some cases, they are also a time of year where we consume more stuff, spend more money, and produce more waste. So, how can we make the holiday season more sustainable? Kate and Gator will provide tips and tricks for celebrating the holidays with sustainability in mind! Regifting and gift-exchanges, upcycling, low-waste wrapping alternatives, and post-holiday recycling, composting, and reusing are just a few topics that will be covered in this episode of Ask the EnviroChallengers – Tis the (Sustainable) Season!


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The EnviroChallengers are Ready to Return to Your Classrooms

We can meet you there virtually or in-person (vaccinated and strict protocols followed - please check with your building supervisors first).

To inquire about the EnviroChallenger visits, call (253) 341-2677 or email envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org.



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Ask the EnviroChallengers

AEClogo2020Watch Kate, Gator, John, and other subject matter experts and friends as they answer questions about the environment and sustainability within the City of Tacoma.


The EnviroChallenger team is here to field your questions and gather information so you can make informed choices and decisions about keeping our community environmentally sustainable.


By watching our videos, produced by Kate and Gator, you can learn about a range of topics from composting, to where does it all go when you flush, to how to prepare for the rainy season and the importance of planting trees. Also, you might see a farting cow! Submit questions for the team via envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org.


See a full list of videos by going to our envirochallenger.com/videos web page.



EnviroChallenge At Home

 60+ At-Home EnviroChallenger Lessons!

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, and the on-going safety guidelines, the EnviroChallengers produced an "EnviroChallenge of the Day".

The challenges align with state standards, can be tailored for different ages, and, in typical EnviroChallenger fashion, entail a lot of fun!



View A List of All Previous EnviroChallenges of the Day


Free Educational Program Teaching Environmental Lessons in Tacoma Classrooms

The EnviroChallenger program teaches free environmental lessons with a mix of science, social responsibility and fun in Tacoma's second through eighth grade classrooms and for home-schooled students. All the lessons include supplies and support state standardized test objectives. When you need engaging, high-quality environmental science lessons, bring in the EnviroChallengers!


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Meet the EnviroChallenger Team




The EnviroShorts video series gives you a closer look into several topics that the EnviroChallengers teach. These short videos on trash, food and yard waste, recycling, hazardous waste, wastewater and a visit to the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center demonstrate that nothing is truly wasted.


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Contact the EnviroChallengers

Center for Urban Waters
326 East D Street 
Tacoma, WA 98421