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If you would like King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson to speak to your group, contact him online or call him at 206-477-4481. When Tom is not available, or for specialized topics where he does not have expertise, Tom will try to steer you to appropriate speakers.

Visit the EcoConsumer calendar for details on Tom's local speaking engagements that are open to the public. Tom's full schedule of past and planned presentations includes:

2015 speaking engagements:

  • King County/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force, Des Moines, WA, Aug. 18, 2015
  • Northwest SolarFest, Shoreline, WA, July 25, 2015
  • Global Street Paper Summit (co-emcee) hosted by Real Change newspaper, Seattle, June 24-26, 2015
  • Healthy Living, Healthy Communities - Energy conservation event for Snoqualmie Valley businesses, North Bend, WA, May 20, 2015
  • Storming the Sound for Salmon event for middle- and high-school students, West Hylebos Wetlands Park, Federal Way, WA, May 18, 2015  
  • Storming the Sound for Salmon event for elementary school students, West Hylebos Wetlands Park, Federal Way, WA, May 15, 2015  
  • Storming the Sound for Salmon event for elementary school students, West Hylebos Wetlands Park, Federal Way, WA, May 11, 2015  
  • Ballard Earth Day event, Seattle, April 24, 2015
  • Hazel Wolf School, Seattle, April 22, 2015
  • Seattle Buddhist Church, Seattle, April 19, 2015
  • Newcastle Earth Day Fair, Newcastle, WA, April 18, 2015
  • Billings School, Seattle, April 2, 2015
  • Global Issues Network student conference, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, March 6, 2015

2014 speaking engagements:

  • Tolt Middle School parent-student environment night, Carnation, WA, Dec. 10, 2014
  • Green Holidays presentation, Covington Library, Covington, WA, Dec. 6, 2014
  • Vashon Tool Library opening, Vashon Island, WA, Dec. 6, 2014
  • YMCA Earth Service Corps Youth Environmental Leaders Summit, Seattle, Dec. 5, 2014
  • Green Holidays presentation, Black Diamond Library, Black Diamond, WA, Nov. 15, 2014
  • Green Holidays presentation, City Hall, Federal Way, WA, Nov. 12, 2014
  • Green Holidays presentation, Burien Community Center, Burien, WA, Nov. 5, 2014
  • Providence Point Kiwanis Club, Issaquah, WA, Oct. 17, 2014
  • U.S. District Courthouse Think Green Fair, Seattle, Oct. 15, 2014
  • Sustainability Film Night, Auburn, WA, Sept. 25, 2014
  • Farmers Market Sustainability Day, Sammamish, WA, Sept. 10, 2014
  • Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Seniors Coffee Hour, Seattle, Aug. 21, 2014
  • King County Employee Goat Hill Garden “Greening Your Garden” presentation, Seattle, July 10, 2014
  • VMC Consulting employee group, Redmond, WA, April 29, 2014
  • HaloSource employee group, Bothell, WA, April 28, 2014
  • Sustainability Film Night for Earth Day, Issaquah, WA, April 22, 2014
  • Bellevue College Earth Week event, Bellevue, WA, April 22, 2014
  • City University pre-Earth Day event, Seattle, April 18, 2014
  • Chief Sealth High School’s World Water Week Student Conference, Seattle, March 26, 2014
  • Auburn School District Go-Green In-Service Workshop, Auburn, WA, March 10, 2014
  • AmeriCorps unit at Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA, Feb. 26, 2014
  • Sustainability Film Night, Issaquah, WA, Jan. 30, 2014
  • Sustainable Northeast Seattle, Jan. 16, 2014
  • Swedish Club, Seattle, Jan. 8, 2014

2013 speaking engagements:

  • Sound Transit employees’ Wellness Fair, Seattle, Nov. 19, 2013
  • “Reducing Waste for a Bright Future,” Sound Living 2013, Everett Community College, Everett, WA, Nov. 9, 2013
  • Panel for Museums and Social Issues graduate class, University of Washington Burke Museum, Seattle, Oct. 2, 2013
  • Sustainable Seattle’s Capitol Hill Sustainability Walking Tour, Seattle, Aug. 24, 2013
  • “Secrets of Urban Edibles Gardening,” Woodmont Library, Des Moines, WA, July 8, 2013
  • Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup, WA, June 2, 2013
  • Good Neighbor clean water education event, Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, Seattle, May 18, 2013
  • City of Federal Way RecyclePalooza event, Federal Way, WA, April 27, 2013
  • King County Earth Heroes at School Awards (emcee), Renton, WA, April 25, 2013
  • Battery recycling Earth Day event, Whole Foods Market’s Roosevelt Square store, Seattle, April 22, 2013
  • Earth Day event, Emerald Heights Retirement Community, Redmond, WA, April 22, 2013
  • Sustainability Movie Night, Kirkland, WA, April 18, 2013
  • Greater Seattle Newcomers Club, Seattle, April 10, 2013
  • West Mercer Elementary School Science Night, Mercer Island, WA, March 4, 2013
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, Feb. 22, 2013
  • Evergreen Place Retirement Community, Renton, WA, Feb. 4, 2013
  • King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Seattle, Jan. 18, 2013
  • Sustainability Movie Night panel, Auburn, WA, Jan. 17, 2013
  • King County’s Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee, Seattle, Jan. 11, 2013

2012 speaking engagements:

  • TED talk (YouTube, external), TEDx Montlake Cut social marketing conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Dec. 17, 2012
  • “Put Recycled Materials to Work in Your Garden” presentation with Kate Kurtz, Woodinville, WA, Dec. 15, 2012
  • Sound Transit employees’ brown-bag, Seattle, Dec. 12, 2012
  • Green holidays workshop, Des Moines Library, Des Moines, WA, Nov. 18, 2012
  • Green holidays/recycling workshop, Burien Community Center, Burien, WA, Oct. 30, 2012
  • Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, clean water celebration event, Seattle, Oct. 13, 2012
  • Teamsters retirees’ group, Tukwila, WA, Oct. 10, 2012
  • Eulogy at funeral for brother-in-law Dave Gallaher, Edmonds, WA, Oct. 8, 2012
  • Eastside Mothers’ Club, Kirkland, WA, Oct. 4, 2012
  • Valley Newcomers Club, Tukwila, WA, Oct. 2, 2012
  • Eulogy at funeral for mother Genevieve Watson, Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 15, 2012
  • King County Solid Waste Division fiscal employees, Seattle, Aug. 22, 2012
  • Waste Management public outreach interns training, Woodinville, WA, June 21, 2012
  • Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup, WA, June 2, 2012
  • Seattle Center Science Day, Seattle, June 2, 2012
  • City of Bothell Sustainamania event, Bothell, WA, May 19, 2012
  • Washington State Recycling Association conference, Spokane, WA, April 29, 2012
  • King County Earth Heroes at School Awards (emcee), Renton, WA, April 26, 2012
  • Pacific Science Center staff meeting, Seattle, April 26, 2012
  • Seattle Center Earth Day celebration, Seattle, April 22, 2012
  • Puget Sound Energy corporate headquarters employee event, Bellevue, WA, April 20, 2012
  • Alaska Airlines corporate headquarters employee Q&A, SeaTac, WA, April 19, 2012
  • U.S. Federal Building employee event, Seattle, April 19, 2012
  • Sustainable Cities Roundtable (emcee), Shoreline, WA, April 12, 2012
  • “Living in a Toxic World” presentation, Gilda’s Club, Seattle, March 29, 2012
  • Reuse in the Garden presentation, Kent Library, Kent, WA, March 24, 2012
  • Overlake Christian Church, Redmond, WA, March 13, 2012
  • Pine Lake Garden Club, Sammamish, WA, Feb. 8, 2012
  • Bellevue College students green building tour, Seattle, Jan. 27, 2012
  • National Assn. of Professional Organizers, local chapter, Bellevue, WA, Jan. 3, 2012

2011 speaking engagements

  • Green Holidays media event with Seattle Mariners (emcee), Seattle, Dec. 15, 2011
  • Local media public affairs “ascertainment meeting,” Federal Way, WA, Dec. 7, 2011
  • Green Holidays workshop, Des Moines Library, Des Moines, WA, Nov. 29, 2011
  • Food scraps recycling media event, Issaquah, WA, Nov. 16, 2011
  • Sustainability Movie Night panel, Issaquah, WA, Nov. 2, 2011
  • City of Federal Way RecyclePalooza event (emcee), Federal Way, WA, Oct. 22, 2011
  • Bloom Seattle, Oct. 17, 2011
  • “Bag Your Bags” media event (emcee), Des Moines, WA, Oct. 12, 2011
  • White House Initiative Sustainable Growth Summit, Shoreline, WA, July 8, 2011
  • Washington Bus – Fellows Program, Seattle, July 1, 2011
  • King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Seattle, June 17, 2011
  • Bellevue College students green building tour, Seattle, June 10, 2011
  • Sammamish Library – Composting workshop, Sammamish, WA, June 8, 2011
  • Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup, WA, June 5, 2011
  • Washington State Recycling Association, Pasco, WA, May 24, 2011
  • Seattle Green Festival, May 22, 2011
  • Seattle Green Festival, May 21, 2011
  • Fairwood United Methodist Church Women’s Group, Renton, WA, May 12, 2011
  • “What Makes It Green?” event, Meadowbrook Community Center, Seattle, April 29, 2011
  • King County Recycling Coordinators, April 27, 2011
  • Unity Church – Sustainability panel, Bellevue, WA, April 17, 2011
  • King County Earth Heroes at School Awards (emcee), Mercer Island, WA, April 14, 2011
  • Washington Conservation Corps training, Seattle, April 12, 2011
  • Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, Sammamish, WA, March 17, 2011
  • Auburn School District staff workshop, Auburn, WA, March 14, 2011
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, Feb. 27, 2011
  • McKnight Middle School career day, Renton, WA, Feb. 10, 2011
  • Whitworth University visiting students, Seattle, Jan. 27, 2011

2010 speaking engagements

  • Kingsgate Library – Green Holidays workshop, Kirkland, WA, Dec. 2, 2010
  • Boeing employees – Green Holidays workshop, SeaTac, WA, Dec. 2, 2010
  • Burien Library – Green Holidays workshop, Burien, WA, Nov. 30, 2010
  • Northwest Product Stewardship Council, Seattle, Oct. 18, 2010
  • King County Recycling Coordinators, Seattle, Oct. 18, 2010
  • Bellevue College interior design class, Seattle, Oct. 4, 2010
  • NE Seattle Sustainability Fair, Seattle, Aug. 21, 2010
  • West Seattle CoolMoms, Seattle, Aug. 4, 2010
  • Sammamish Library – Composting workshop, Sammamish, WA, July 21, 2010
  • Shoreline SolarFest, Shoreline, WA, July 17, 2010
  • Internal Revenue Service staff, Seattle, June 17, 2010
  • Quorum Review employees, Seattle, June 10, 2010
  • Northwest Hazardous Materials Management Conference, Troutdale, OR, June 8, 2010
  • Green Festival, Seattle, June 5-6, 2010
  • Snoqualmie Mayor's Recycling Challenge wrap-up (emcee), Snoqualmie, WA, May 22, 2010
  • Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Seattle, May 19, 2010
  • Career Day (keynote presentation), John F. Kennedy High School, Burien, WA, May 18, 2010
  • Green jobs workshop, RE Store, Seattle, May 13, 2010
  • King County Earth Heroes at School Awards (emcee), Renton, WA, April 29, 2010
  • Northwest Association of Mothers of Twins, Tukwila, WA, April 24, 2010
  • Snoqualmie Mayor's Recycling Challenge (emcee), Snoqualmie, WA, April 24, 2010
  • Center for Spiritual Living environmental education event, Seattle, April 16, 2010
  • Cartus employees, Bellevue, WA, April 8, 2010
  • Leisure Care headquarters staff, Seattle, April 5, 2010
  • Village Green Retirement Campus "Go Green" event, Federal Way, WA, March 11, 2010
  • Moms' Club, North Bend, WA, March 3, 2010
  • Sustainable Queen Anne neighborhood group, Seattle, Feb. 22, 2010
  • Kent Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital, Kent, WA, Feb. 19, 2010
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, Feb. 6, 2010
  • Washington Dept. of Transportation lunch group, Seattle, Feb. 3, 2010
  • Mothers of Preschoolers group, Bellevue, WA, Jan. 21, 2010
  • Green Jobs Council Summit, Olympia, WA, Jan. 20, 2010
  • Remington Place seniors group, Seattle, Jan. 12, 2010
  • Bellevue Lions Club, Bellevue, WA, Jan. 5, 2010

2009 speaking engagements

  • Bellevue High School, Bellevue, WA, Dec. 8, 2009
  • Sustainability Movie Night panel, Issaquah, WA, Nov. 10, 2009
  • SeniorNet of Puget Sound, Bellevue, WA, Oct. 20, 2009
  • Redmond Garden Club, Redmond, WA, Oct. 13, 2009
  • Home schoolers class, Magnuson Community Center, Seattle, Oct. 8, 2009
  • Bellevue College interior design class, Bellevue, WA, Aug. 11, 2009
  • Career fair, Neighborhood House, Auburn, WA, Aug. 11, 2009
  • "Salvaged Materials in the Garden" workshop, RE Store, Seattle, July 25, 2009
  • Shoreline SolarFest, Shoreline, WA, July 18, 2009
  • Vashon Lavender Farm Tour, Vashon Island, WA, July 11, 2009
  • City of Tukwila employees, Tukwila, WA, July 1, 2009
  • U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services office, Seattle, June 25, 2009
  • WaterWise Garden Faire, Covington, WA, June 20, 2009
  • National Product Stewardship Forum, Seattle, June 2, 2009
  • Forever Young seniors group, St. Louise Church, Bellevue, WA, May 27, 2009
  • Dimmitt Middle School Career Day, Renton, WA, May 21, 2009
  • City of Federal Way employees, Federal Way, WA, May 14, 2009
  • Washington State Recycling Association, Yakima, WA, May 5, 2009
  • King County Earth Heroes Awards (emcee), Renton, WA, April 30, 2009
  • Sustainable Living Fair, Kent, WA, April 25, 2009
  • Seattle Junior League, Seattle, April 13, 2009
  • Cartus employees, Bellevue, WA, April 9, 2008
  • Lake City Lions Club, Seattle, April 7, 2009
  • Green Festival, Seattle, March 28, 2009
  • Northern California Recycling Association, Oakland, CA, March 24, 2009
  • Washington State Floor Covering Association, Renton, WA, March 10, 2009
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, Feb. 22, 2009
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, Feb. 18, 2009
  • Ridgecrest Elementary School - Science Night, Shoreline, WA, Jan. 20, 2009
  • McLendon Hardware - Energy Audit Day, Renton, WA, Jan. 17, 2009

2008 speaking engagements

  • Central Area Senior Center, Seattle, Dec. 12, 2008
  • Ballard CoolMoms, Seattle, Dec. 9, 2008
  • West Seattle CoolMoms, Seattle, Nov. 5, 2008
  • Eco-Green Halloween at Camp Long, Seattle, Oct. 25, 2008
  • Going Green Northwest, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA, Oct. 23, 2008
  • Cougar Mountain Montessori Parents Association, Bellevue, WA, Oct. 8, 2008
  • Puget Sound Energy - E-Day, Lynnwood, WA, Oct. 7, 2008
  • West Seattle Senior Center, Oct. 1, 2008
  • Corporate Express, Auburn, WA, Sept. 26, 2008
  • Mayor's plastic bag forum / Recycling Advocates annual meeting, Portland, OR, Sept. 22, 2008
  • Society for Design Administration, Seattle chapter, Seattle, Sept. 18, 2008
  • King County Fair, Enumclaw, WA, July 18, 2008
  • Summer College for seniors, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, July 14, 2008
  • Sammamish moms group, Sammamish, WA, July 10, 2008
  • Cartus employees, Bellevue, WA, July 10, 2008
  • Association of Oregon Recyclers, Seaside, OR, June 5, 2008
  • Washington State Recycling Association, Pasco, WA, May 20, 2008
  • West Seattle Sustainability Fair, Seattle, May 4, 2008
  • Highline Community College Earth Week Celebration, Des Moines, WA, April 23, 2008
  • YMCA Earth Service Corps - Teen Summit on Climate Change, Seattle, April 19, 2008
  • Green Festival, Seattle, April 12, 2008

2007 speaking engagements

  • Trash Fashion Bash (emcee) at Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Nov. 17, 2007
  • Environmental Education Association of Washington, SeaTac, WA, Nov. 9, 2007
  • Washington State Ridesharing Organization, Tacoma, WA, Oct. 26, 2007
  • Greater Seattle Taiwanese Women’s Club, Bellevue, WA, Oct. 7, 2007
  • HomeStreet Bank "Living Green" series, Seattle, Sept. 20, 2007
  • Clean Vehicles Now conference, Seattle, Sept. 19, 2008
  • National Recycling Coalition, Denver, CO, Sept. 18, 2007
  • Corporate Express Sustainability Fair, Auburn, WA, Sept. 14, 2007
  • Auburn Garden Club, Auburn, WA, Sept. 11, 2007
  • National Transportation Public Affairs Workshop, Tacoma, WA, Aug. 8, 2007
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