Join us for the 16th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo

 The Expo will take place at the University of Washington Tacoma campus along the Prairie Line Trail and in Tollefson Plaza on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


  • Pierce Transit
  • Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
  • Metro Parks Tacoma
  • Pierce County Planning & Public Works
  • Blossom Solar LLC
  • Tacoma Water & Tacoma Power
  • Drop in the Ocean

Electrification Marketplace Vendors

  • Olympia Community Solar
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Education
  • Puget Sound Asthma Coalition
  • Zev-Coop
  • Tacoma Power
  • Kliemann Bros Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept
  • Tacoma Bike & Ski
  • South Sound Solar
  • Rescion
  • The Switch Is On


  • Pierce County PPW – Sustainable Resources
  • Universal Services Northwest
  • Bellarmine Prep/Jesuits West Apiaries & Gardens
  • City of Tacoma – Planning and Development Services
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • CJK Community Homes
  • U.S Green Building Council
  • Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science at Blue Skye Farm
  • Garry Oak Coalition
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • Tacoma Cooperative Network
  • Puyallup River Watershed Council
  • Tacoma Historical Society
  • House of Matthew Permanent & Supportive Housing
  • Connect Across Tacoma
  • Lakewold Gardens
  • Zer0asis
  • Spirit Guide Wellness
  • Environmental Services Plant Swap
  • Greedy Vegan
  • Mora Coffee
  • SWM Arts Craft
  • Tacoma Nature center 


  • WSU Extension Pierce County Master Gardeners Program
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Stores
  • Pierce Conservation District
  • Remakery Tacoma
  • Pierce County – Sustainability Resources (Ride Together Pierce)
  • Resilient Ecosystems
  • Sew Club Tacoma
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Management & Budget
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Food is Free Tacoma
  • Nisqually Land Trust
  • Nisqually Reach Nature Center
  • Nisqually River Foundation
  • Remake
  • Tacoma Democratic Socialists of America’s Ecosocialist Committee
  • Rainfall Ranch Rescue
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Western Cascade Fruit Society Tahoma
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Terrestrious
  • Washington Service Corps
  • Environment & Culture Partners
  • Radio Tacoma
  • Puget Sound Museum of Natural History
  • City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights
  • City of Tacoma
  • Sustainably Retro
  • Forest Health Watch
  • NW Furniture Bank
  • Tacoma Tree Foundation
  • City of Tacoma – EnviroChallengers
  • 350 Tacoma
  • Harbor WildWatch
  • South Sound Surfrider
  • Tacoma Tool Library
  • Foss Waterway Seaport
  • Strategic Nature LLC
  • Downtown On the Go
  • Community Council of Tacoma
  • Zero Waste Washington
  • Puget Sound Estuarium
  • Indivisible Tacoma
  • Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club
  • Key Peninsula
  • Environmental Public Health
  • No Plastic Blueprint LLC


Teruko Nimura creating a piece of 3D art

Meet Teruko Nimura

Join City of Tacoma Environmental Services Artist in Residence Teruko Nimura for a family friendly hands-on art activity and learn more about our carbon footprint. Bring a stray sock or two to create instant mini clay sculptures that will be included in a future community art installation. Go home with a personalized ceramic sock magnet as a daily reminder to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Learn How You Can Save Money!

Join us for our panel discussion at UW Tacoma during the Sustainability Expo from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM at Keystone 102. Discover the world of Electrification and explore how YOU can access funds for various home projects, whether you’re a renter or a homeowner. Our panel features experts from Tacoma Public Utilities and The Switch Is On Washington, offering a comprehensive crash course on electrification, product discovery, available rebates/funding, and guidance on selecting contractors. 

Craft Supply Exchange

Come swap ’til you drop at the Expo! Hosted Check out our Craft Supply Swap, hosted by Remakery Tacoma & Tacoma Sew Club. Bring any new or gently used craft supplies and swap with other donated craft items for free! What to bring: crafting supplies for painting, drawing, paper, fabric, sewing machine, yarn, embroidery, beading, scrapbooking, scissors, tools, tape, books, or kits are all great for the swap! A good rule of thumb is if you can buy it at an art or craft store, it’s good to donate.

For 16 years, the South Sound Sustainability Expo has been the region’s largest community celebration of all things sustainability. This free, family-friendly event features activities, presentations, performances, and art exhibits.


Countdown to the Expo!








Thank you to our sponsors:

Contact Expo Organizers:

The South Sound Sustainability Expo is hosted by the City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability (OEPS).

For questions about the South Sound Sustainability Expo, contact OEPS at (253) 591-5172 or [email protected]. You can also use the form on the right to send us a quick message!

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