Greener Living Classes

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Bellevue Utilities Greener Living Community Workshops

Greener Living Virtual Class Series with new Genius Classes!

City of Bellevue Utilities and King County Library System are pleased to offer free, interactive Greener Living live virtual Zoom classes. Each class is being offered twice to provide an evening series and a midday series. Participants are welcome to attend a single class, any combination, or all of the classes. All classes are designed to participate independent of the others.  Attendees will receive a digital kit of resources, tips, and tools after each class. All ages are welcome; however, these classes are geared towards adults and children over seven.  Registration is required to receive the link to the class. Registration information for each class is below.

NEW! At-Home Learning Guides

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Class Dates and Times

Safer Cleaning (Core Class)

Join us for live demonstrations of how to make your own safer cleaners, as well as how to make safer choices when purchasing cleaning products. Receive recipes to make your own cleaners and proper disposal guidelines.

  • Tue Sept 29th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Thur Oct 22nd 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Reduce Wasted Food (Core Class)

Watch hands-on examples of how to maximize your food at home through proper storage, label reading and innovative recipes. Receive food scrap recipes and a food storage guide.

  • Wed Sept 30th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
  • Tue Oct 20th 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Super Sorter (Core Class)

Learn where items at home go: Recycle, Compost or Garbage. Find out what happens to each type of waste when it leaves your home. Receive sorting guides.

  • Thur Oct 1st 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Wed Oct 21st 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Responsible Reorganizing: Declutter without Wasting (New! Genius Class)

Explore how to downsize your stuff at home without tossing it into the trash. We will cover ways to quickly categorize and how to utilize unusual “beyond the curbside cart” reuse and recycling options. Receive recycling guide for unusual items and tips for decluttering.

  • Tue Oct 6th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Fri Oct 30th 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Curbside Composting and Beyond (New! Genius Class)

Dig into how to identify compostable products, kitchen compost collection, options for composting service, and how to set up compost collection at your house, apartment, or condominium. Receive signs and guides.

  • Wed Oct 7th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Tue Oct 27th 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Plastics: Problems and Possibilities (New! Genius Class)

Deepen your knowledge on plastics, which plastics can be recycled, and how to help reduce our global plastic piles through action. Receive action guides for reducing single-use plastic.

  • Thur Oct 8th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Wed Oct 28th 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

Sustainable Shopping (New! Genius Class)

Sharpen your skills for making choices on products you need vs want, borrowing, reusing, repairing, and which products have the least impact on the earth. Receive action guides with local resources.

  • Fri Oct 9th 5:00-6:00PM, Register for this class here
     
  • Thur Oct 29th 12:00-1:00PM, Contact the City of Bellevue to register at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932

 

NEW! Student Activity Guides for at-home learning

Learning how to keep your household safe with these Household Hazardous Waste and Safer Choices Activity Guides