March 26, 2009
King County EcoConsumer expert featured at 2009 Green Festival, March 28-29
Tom Watson to provide tips for balancing conservation and consumption
For those people who have questions about how to cut waste and conserve resources, King County’s EcoConsumer has the answers.
Tom Watson, manager of the King County EcoConsumer program, will be at the second-annual Green Festival, March 28-29 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle, to provide resources and tips for consumers who want to save some green while being green.
In today’s tough economic times, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint has become even more challenging. Even simple choices like deciding which paper towels to buy can strain your pocketbook.
Watson offers innovative tips and tricks that will save you time and energy while helping you make environmentally smart choices when you make your next purchase.
King County’s EcoConsumer public education program deals with the environmental impacts of our purchasing decisions and daily activities, and helps consumers balance conserving with consumption. As part of this effort, Watson writes a column for The Seattle Times and appears regularly on local TV and radio news broadcasts.
At the Green Festival, Watson will be participating in a seminar, “The Consumption Conundrum: Buying green without buying too much.” Guests will learn how to purchase products that are not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly. The panel will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in Room 4C-1.
On Saturday and Sunday, Watson will available at various times in King County’s Easy Being Green booth to answer individual questions for green consumers. Watson will also be a featured guest at the KOMO4 booth, where visitors can view some of Watson’s EcoConsumer segments.
In his work with King County, Watson has been involved in a wide range of projects and research on waste prevention, packaging, junk mail reduction, natural gardening, reuse, toxics reduction, electronics recycling, greening the home and product stewardship. He also gives dozens of presentations every year locally, regionally and nationally, from the National Recycling Coalition conference to the WaterWise Garden Faire in Covington.
To learn more about Tom Watson and King County’s EcoConsumer program, visit www.KCecoconsumer.com. For more information on King County’s pavilion and expert presentations at the Green Festival visit www.greenfestivals.org (external link).
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