Hello Visitor, Where has the summer gone? I just can't believe it is already August. The calendar is packed with opportunities to get out and enjoy these wonderful summer days.
Have you checked out the RecycleRight app yet? You can find out more about it by clicking here. It is a directory of where to recycle tons of items and it will remind you when it is your set-out day and whether it is yard debris or recycling for you that week.
And be sure to save October 16 for our Green Neighbor birthday party. It's going to be a great afternoon with a world-renowned ecologist, author, and the founder of the Xerces Society, Robert Michael Pyle. More information can be found on our webpage. And we'll have birthday cupcakes too!
We've had a couple of small changes to the medication take back program. The county sheriff's office located in downtown Vancouver (next to the courthouse) and the one by the fairgrounds will no longer be accepting unwanted medication from the public. All other locations remain the same and there is one addition. The Wal...
Pacific Continental Bank will be sharing what they are doing to incorporate sustainable principles into their policies and operations. Talk with people about how their businesses are implementing sustainable practices at work. Take a green building tour to learn about innovative features to reduce energy consumption. We will be meeting in the community room of their new office in downtown Vancouver. Networking and Q&A - meet the experts!
Coffee and pastries generously provided by the Pacific Continental Bank.
*All Green Business Morning Blend events are free, but advanced registration is required.*
Learn more about this event, and to register click here
The Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store, located near Mill Plain Blvd and I-205, has a three-pronged mission. They raise funds for local housing projects, divert usable products from the waste stream, and offer quality products at affordable prices. Since reuse and recycling are embedded in their mission, becoming a certified Clark County Green...
Are you an artist with a desire to paint murals on Main Street? The Vancouver Watersheds Alliance has a deal for you! Volunteers are being recruited to design and paint murals on storm drains along downtown Vancouver's Main Street. This is an amazing opportunity to be engaged with your community, show off your artistic talents, an...
Clark County, the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal and the town of Yacolt are hosting Recycling Day Events in 2016. The events will give Clark County, Washington, residents an opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse and/or recycling.
All across Clark County, people just like you are donating their time and energy to help preserve Clark County’s environment and enhance the quality of life of its residents. There are multiple opportunities to become involved!
Keys to the City pianos, each lovingly hand-painted by a local artist, will be placed in highly-trafficked public places and gathering spots for a 10-day celebration of music and art August 5 - August 14.
The pianos are available and accessible to all, from very beginning players to virtuosos. We encourage everyone to play to their hearts’ content!
Locations will be available closer to the event at the website.
For information: (360) 693-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to begin composting your yard and some of your kitchen waste? Turn your garbage into black gold at a Columbia Springs Composting workshop! This two hour class will get you started building soil health in your own backyard, and save you money on your garbage bill. Join us for an introduction to the science of composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to see composting bins and systems in action.
Perhaps the most spectacular hike in the Mount St. Helens area, this 10 mile jaunt from Johnston Ridge Observatory winds through the heart of the blast zone in the Mount Margaret Backcountry, past Coldwater Peak and along south Coldwater Ridge. You’ll see spectacular wildflower displays, stunning views of St. Helens and Spirit Lake, and twisted logging equipment, all reminder of the destructive and renewing powers of this great volcano. And at the end of the day, we’ll drive you back to your cars, saving you the 2000 foot climb back up Johnston Ridge!
Guided by the Mount St. Helens Institute complete with geology and biology lessons, this will be a day you won’t soon forget!
Are you ever concerned about staying healthy while getting outside to enjoy our local lakes and streams? Visit the Clark County Public Health website for more information about staying safe and well while enjoying public pools and beaches.
Clark Public Utilities is now exchanging one burned-out CFL for a new LED bulb at their office locations. For more details, please read our blog posting.