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 is pleased to offer free, interactive Greener Living live virtual classes on a variety of environmental conservation topics. Participants are welcome to attend a single class or any combination of the classes. Attendees will receive digital resources, tips, and tools after each class. Classes are geared toward adults and children over seven, however we are offering two All Ages classes in Earth Month this spring for families. Registration is required to receive the link to the class.  To register contact the City at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-6932.

Class/Event

Dates the Class is Available

(The same class is offered multiple times on different dates.)

Core Class: Safer Cleaning

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.

  • Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00PM
  • Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00PM
  • *Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00PM 

*this is an all-ages class.

Core Class: Reduce Wasted Food

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.

  • Thursday, March 4 at 6:00PM
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00PM

Core Class: Super Sorter

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.

  • Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00PM
  • Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00PM
  • *Wednesday, April 28 at 2:00PM

*this is an all-ages class.

Genius Class: Responsible Reorganizing

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

  • Tuesday, April 6 at 12:00PM

Genius Class: Curbside Composting and Beyond

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

  • Thursday, February 25 at 6:00PM
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00PM

Genius Class: Plastics: Problems and Possibilities

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 plastic use.

  • Thursday, March 11 at 6:00PM
  • Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00PM

Genius Class: Sustainable Shopping

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.

  • Thursday, March 18 at 6:00PM
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