Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

WasteBusters Kick-off Event

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us to celebrate the kick-off of the WasteBusters competition!

WasteBusters is an annual waste-reduction challange where you choose a pledge, complete tasks and win truly great prizes! you can sign up as an individual or create a group with your family, friends, or coworkers.

All are welcome at this free event; you can sign up for a WasteBusters pledge before or at the kick-off. At the event, you will hear from a special guest, meet local groups and learn more about this year’s pledges. There will be free snacks and giveaways, plus a raffle where you can win a zero-waste starter kit, beeswax food wrap or other Green Neighbors gifts!

The Kick-Off event will feature a talk from Dr. Douglas Wilson, Ph.D., the chief archeologist at the Fort Vancouver historical site, the director of the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute and an adjunct associate professor at the Portland State University.

Dr. Wilson will speak on the differences between modern trash and historical trash, tying in examples of historical waste that he discovered at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site. He has previously worked at the University of Arizona with Dr. Bill Rathje, the original archaeologist of modern garbage and pioneer of the field of "Garbology." This field explores communities or cultures by analyzing their waste. As we begin this year's WasteBusters Challenge, Dr. Wilson will remind us that what we throw away will often say more about who we are than what we choose to keep. If a garbologist were to analyze what we left behind 200 years in the future, what would our waste say about us?

Please RSVP for this event by clicking the "Register" button above -- be aware that by registering for this event you are NOT registering for the competition itself. Please register for the WasteBusters competition at www.wastebusters.green

Battle Ground Lions Club Annual Shred Day

Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Battle Ground Lions Club annual Shred Day, people may bring in documents they would like to have shred, can stay to watch their items shredded, or leave. Social distancing will be practiced. Event is free, however donations are always welcome.

Please remove items from binders, etc. and remove any binder clips.

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

 

Contact: [email protected]

VIRTUAL Starting an Herb Garden Webinar

Monday, August 3, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Starting an Herb Garden Webinar.  Want to add fresh herbs to your culinary adventures or grow them for home and personal products? Join farmers Eloyce O’Connor and Erin Hardwood for a presentation on starting an herb garden. The talk will include information on growing and caring for a variety of annual and perennial herbs including discussion on which ones you may want to choose based on what you want to do with them - from making teas to your own disinfectant to just making the bees happy. Sponsored by WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Green Neighbors.


Register in advance.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. In order to access webinars offered by WSU you must download Zoom onto the device you'll be using. For tips on using Zoom, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/. 

For more information: call (564)397-5738 or email [email protected] 

Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

VIRTUAL Green Business Morning Blend

Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives. Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly networking events. This event will bring together people working in Clark County with an interest in sharing ideas and resources to create more sustainable workplaces. Please invite colleagues and friends!

Advanced registration required.

This event will take place virtually on Zoom, and a link will be emailed to all registered attendees on January 20.

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Into the Canyon

Monday, January 25, 2021 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:00 pm
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The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of  each month now through June.

Into the Canyon is about two journalists that traverse the Grand Canyon by foot, hoping to better understand the revered canyon. For more details, view trailer.

View the film within a 72-hour window Monday, 9 am, Jan. 25 to Wednesday, 11 pm, Jan. 27:

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: [email protected]


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

 

Salmon Creek Lions Club Free Paper Shred Event

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Salmon Creek Lions Club is hosting a confidential shred event to benefit Clark County Food Bank. Protect yourself or your business by shreding important documents that are no longer needed and free up valuable space in your home, business, or storage spaces.

People may bring in documents they would like to have shred, can stay to watch their items shredded, or leave. Social distancing will be practiced. Event is free, however donations are always welcome.

Please remove items from binders, etc. and remove any binder clips.

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

 

Contact: 360-798-1850 or visit salmoncreeklions.org

Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

Scheduled Events:

February 6

April 24

October 2

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

VIRTUAL WasteBusters Challenge Kick-Off Event

Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Join us virtually for details about the WasteBusters Challenge! Guest speaker Alex Luna (Owner of Kindred Homestead Supply) will share about how to sustain a low-waste lifestyle and make ethical consumer decisions. Busting waste can be easy, accessible, and fun! Listen in on Alex's story to spark inspiration for your sustainability journey! 

Zoom Recording Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/C0UNIVmex-Q83Qhov0xti380vuXFyoUgAVNEMB7dzX1fpAtusa4kmbp8YW5xg9Pk83295ntQURDa1Llm.k-RmZlgtx1u-xgpg

Password: 9$+PSy9Q

Learn more about the 2021 WasteBusters Challenge.

 

Contact: Shannon Hunter, Green Neighbors [email protected] 

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Ay Mariposa

Monday, February 22, 2021 6:00 am - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:45 pm
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The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month now through June.

Ay Mariposa is a true story about two women on the frontlines of the US-Mexico border, standing to protect an endangered butterfly species and human communities. For more details, view trailer.

View the film within a 62-hour window Monday, 6 am, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, 8:45 pm, Feb. 24:

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: TWA21

Registration instructions:
1. Register at the "Virtual Screening Room" link above
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

Scheduled Events:

April 24

June 12

October 2

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

Battle Ground Lions Annual Shred Day

Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Battle Ground Lions Club annual Shred Day, people may bring in documents they would like to have shred, can stay to watch their items shredded, or leave. Social distancing will be practiced. Event is free, however donations are always welcome.

Please remove items from binders, etc. and remove any binder clips.

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

 Location: NW Corner of Main St and  20th Ave, empty corner lot by the Albertson's

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

 

Repair Clark County Remote Item Drop-off

Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Help keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save money. Repair Clark County (RCC) events are your opportunity to have your broken items fixed for free by skilled volunteers.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library has partnered with the RCC program to bring you remote drop off events at each of 3 branches.

Saturday, May 22nd, 12-1PM

You can register for a spot at one of 3 local library branches and drop your items off and pick them back up, roughly 2-4 weeks later.

Cascade Park

Battle Ground

Three Creeks

The Repair Clark County program is intended for items that need minor repairs. Items that can be repaired include small appliances, lamps or fans, jewelry, kitchen knives, yard and garden tools that need sharpening and clean clothing or textiles to be mended. Check out the website for a complete list of items to bring for repair: www.RepairClarkCounty.org. There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more. Only bring items that are smaller than 24” in all dimensions. Multiple items are welcome, but all must be registered separately. No microwaves or gas engines.

Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 360-882-0936 ext. 224.

Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

Scheduled Events:

June 12

October 2

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Common Ground: The Story of Bear Ears

Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:00 am - Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:45 pm
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The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month now through June.

On December 28th, 2016, former President Obama protected nearly 1.5 million acres of sprawling canyon lands and ancient cultural sites in southeast Utah by designating the area as Bears Ears National Monument. Locally, the controversy has divided the community and riled longstanding cultural tensions. While this political debate unfolds in the national spotlight, "Common Ground: The Story of Bear Ears" seeks to transcend the rhetoric, following diverse characters living in San Juan County and their relationships with the land. The film’s goal is to humanize this polarizing issue, depicting the deep pull within us all to connect with our wild lands. It seeks to bring clarity to the complex and divisive arguments surrounding Bears Ears, revealing the common ground between opposing ideologies: love and awe of a beloved land. View trailer.

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: TWA21

Registration instructions:
1. Register at the "Virtual Screening Room" link above
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

2021 Recycled Arts Festival - Let's Craft Together!

Monday, August 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join Clark County Green Neighbors on Monday, August 9 from 6 to 7 pm for a kid-friendly crafts event in the spirit of the Recycled Arts Festival! In addition to celebrating the release of the “Meet the Artist” video series, craft your own artwork made of commonly trashed items. Come prepared with an old lid, popsicle stick, rubber bands and decorative items to construct a mini banjo. Next, we’ll turn an empty can, wire, googly eyes and paint into garden art insects. To close, we encourage imaginative children and adults to share recycled crafts they have created in the past for a show & tell opportunity.

Pre-registration required.

Contact: Shannon Hunter, [email protected]

 

Free Confidential Document Shred Event

Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Bring your sensitive documents and papers to be securely shredded and recycled on-site!

$5.00 suggested donation goes to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church's annual Mexico Mission Trip.

Limit 2 banker boxes per person

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

Salmon Creek Lions Club Free Paper Shred Event Oct. 9

Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Salmon Creek Lions Club is hosting a confidential shred event benefitting Friends of the Children. Protect yourself or your business by shredding important documents that are no longer needed and free up valuable space in your home, business or storage spaces.

People may bring in documents they would like to have shred, can stay to watch their items shredded, or leave. Social distancing will be practiced. Event is free, however donations are always welcome. Food donations will also be accepted to benefit Clark County Food Bank.

Please remove paper from binders and remove any binder clips.

 

What can I shred?

YES: bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts and letters, documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs

NO: junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office paper, flyers and brochures, coupons, receipts

 

*If the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding! 

 

Contact: [email protected] or visit salmoncreeklions.org

Use Food Well - Sharing Food Across Clark County

Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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More than one million tons of food waste is generated annually in Washington, with about 35% being edible food going into landfills. Food waste is one of the greatest challenges of our time significantly impacting our environment, community and economy.

Join Clark County Green Neighbors to hear speakers from Clark County Food Bank, Urban Abundance and Clark County Food System Council. We’ll learn about how they get food into the hands that need it and subsequently prevent good food from being wasted.

Pre-registration required.

 

Contact: Brittany Smith, [email protected]

 

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