Tacoma’s Green Living Guide is an interactive map featuring many of Tacoma’s resources and efforts towards more sustainable living. Within it you’ll find information on how to get around in Tacoma, where to find locally grown food, places to enjoy nature within the city, and more.
The Green Living Guide earned honorable mention in the 2014 Storytelling with Maps Contest from Esri, the worldwide leader in geographic information systems (GIS).
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Green Living Guide Map
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Sustainability Resources in Tacoma
Within the map there are several topics related to sustainable living in our city (listed below). For even more information about each topic, click on the links in the sidebar to the left to find additional resources and helpful tips about living sustainably in Tacoma.
Find resources to learn more about nature and sustainability in Tacoma, plus the measures local universities are taking to become more sustainable.
Learn about efficiency in buildings, solar panels and ways to make your home more efficient.
Energy, Water and Recycling
Get information from your local utility, Tacoma Public Utilities, and learn about recycling opportunities in the city.
Green Infrastructure uses plants, soils, and natural processes to encourage healthier urban environments. Discover rain gardens, green roofs and living walls around the city and find out how to create a rain garden at home.
Open spaces are natural areas that provide important community space, habitat for plants and animals, and various recreational opportunities. Explore them along with local parks, which provide many of the same services.
With over 30 community gardens, Tacoma has the goal of having the most per-capita than any other city in Washington State. It also has six Farmer’s Markets to choose from.
Being conscious of how you spend your money is an important part of living sustainably. Many businesses around Tacoma offer consumers environmentally friendly products and services.
Tacoma has a variety of transportation options, including public transit, active transportation, car-sharing, and electric vehicle charging stations.