2023 Activities Announced!
In addition to connecting with many environmentally-related vendors, Expo visitors will enjoy fun family-friendly activities at this year’s Expo.
Clothing Swap: Sponsored by The Chaya Movement, Expo attendees can bring their gently used adult clothing to be “swapped”. Donate your items, and browse other items for free reuse. Thanks to support from the University of Washington Tacoma.
Household Electronics Recycling: Regional e-recycling company Uptekk will have a truck on-site at the Expo to collect household electronics for safe and responsible recycling and disposal. Bring your old or unusable cell phones, laptops, tablets, cords, chargers, and anything with a rechargeable battery for free drop-off. Please NO televisions.
Fresh Express Mobile Market: The Tacoma Farmers Market is a year-round, mobile market, offering a full range of fresh and local products to a variety of neighborhoods in and community gathering spaces across Pierce County. The Fresh Express Mobile Market will be on-site selling fresh produce to Expo attendees.
Kids Corner: The Tacoma Nature Center will bring fun, family-friendly environmental activities for our littlest Expo attendees. Families can participate in an up-cycled art project with used K-cup coffee pods.
Green Building Tour: Attendees can take a free, guided tour of the new Milgard Building on the UW Tacoma campus. This building features a number of environmentally sustainable green building features. Tours will meet at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in front of the Milgard Building entrance from the Prairie Line Trail.
Pop-Up Forest: What could our urban and built environment look and feel like with more trees? The City of Tacoma’s Urban Forestry team will be on-hand to guide guests through this interactive experience.
E-Bike and Scooter Test Rides: Our friends from RAD Power Bikes and Razor will be on-hand to provide free test rides for e-bikes and scooters.
Food Truck: Local vegan food vendor Vego will be set up in Tollefson Plaza to provide hungry Expo attendees with delicious food sourced from local ingredients and food producers.
Free Bus Rides to the Expo: To celebrate Earth Day and sustainable transportation options, Pierce Transit will be operating fare-free on April 22, 2023. Ride a bus or on-demand Runner to the South Sound Sustainability Expo for free! See PierceTransit.org for trip planning, route and Runner information.
Connect with Local Vendors
Since 2006, the South Sound Sustainability Expo has been spotlighting environmental sustainability organizations from around the region. Each year, we’re proud to grow our list of participating vendors. See the list of vendors currently registered for 2023:
Affordable Connectivity Program
Bates Technical College
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
City of Tacoma
City of Tacoma – EnviroChallengers
City of Tacoma – Long Range Planning
City of Tacoma – Home in Tacoma Project
City of Tacoma – Office of Equity and Human Rights
City of Tacoma – Solid Waste Management
City of Tacoma – Sustainable Tacoma Commission
City of Tacoma – TAGRO
Clover Park Technical College
Dancing Goats Coffee
Down to Earth Gadgets and Gizmos
Downtown On the Go
Drop in the Ocean Shop
Earthdance Organics LLC
Forest Health Watch – Washington State University
Garry Oak Coalition
Grateful Roots Farm
Green Building Tour
Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Nisqually River Foundation
Olympia Community Solar
Pierce Conservation District
Pierce County Beekeepers Association
Pierce County Planning & Public Works
Puget Sound Asthma Coalition
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Puget Sound Estuarium
Puyallup River Watershed Council
RAD Power Bikes
Rainfall Ranch Rescue
Renewal by Andersen
Second Cycle Community Bike Shop
Second Use Building Materials
Slater Museum of Natural History
South Sound Surfrider
Strategic Nature, LLC
Tacoma Democratic Socialists of America’s Ecosocialist Committee
Tacoma Farmers Market Fresh Mobile Express
Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
Tacoma Power – Customer Energy Programs
Tacoma Tool Library
Tacoma Tree Foundation
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
University of Washington Tacoma
Washington Native Plant Society
Washington Service Corps
WSU Extension Pierce County Master Gardeners
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, use the form on the right to send us a quick message.