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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VIRTUAL Green Business Morning Blend

Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss green business initiatives. This free online event will bring together businesses in Clark County with an interest in connecting and sharing ideas as we continue to be impacted by COVID-19.

Do you have a story to share? How have you adjusted your work? How can we support each other and members of our community in need?

Our virtual gathering will be held on Zoom, and a calendar invitation with the meeting link will be sent out to all registered attendees.

Please REGISTER prior to meeting.

Contact: Sarah Keirns, Green Business Outreach Specialist, info@clarkgreenbiz.com

Earth Week Bingo

Monday, April 20, 2020
Every Day until April 24, 2020

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary!

If you are looking for a way to get involved from home, check our Earth Day Bingo card. Complete any five activities and send a description of what you did to info@clarkgreenneighbors.org by April 30. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 

Download the Bingo Card and get started!

Earth Week Bingo

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Every Day until April 24, 2020

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary!

If you are looking for a way to get involved from home, check our Earth Day Bingo card. Complete any five activities and send a description of what you did to info@clarkgreenneighbors.org by April 30. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 

Download the Bingo Card and get started!

Earth Week Bingo

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Every Day until April 24, 2020

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary!

If you are looking for a way to get involved from home, check our Earth Day Bingo card. Complete any five activities and send a description of what you did to info@clarkgreenneighbors.org by April 30. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 

Download the Bingo Card and get started!

Earth Week Bingo

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Every Day until April 24, 2020

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary!

If you are looking for a way to get involved from home, check our Earth Day Bingo card. Complete any five activities and send a description of what you did to info@clarkgreenneighbors.org by April 30. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 

Download the Bingo Card and get started!

Earth Week Bingo

Friday, April 24, 2020
Every Day until April 24, 2020

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks its 50th anniversary!

If you are looking for a way to get involved from home, check our Earth Day Bingo card. Complete any five activities and send a description of what you did to info@clarkgreenneighbors.org by April 30. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 

Download the Bingo Card and get started!

VIRTUAL Mason Bees Live Webinar

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health-Solid Waste Outreach present: Mason Bees The mason bee — our gentle friend and incredible pollinator. Most likely you have these busy native bees in your own yard; you just haven’t met them yet. Join Master Gardener Vione Graham for an introductory webinar on mason bees. The presentation will cover the role of mason bees in pollination, their life cycle and habits and how we can protect these valuable creatures.

This live Zoom webinar is put on in conjunction with Clark County Public Health - Solid Waste Outreach. Cost: FREE! Advanced registration through Brown Paper Tickets is required at https://bpt.me/4572204

 

VIRTUAL Backyard Composting Workshop

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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At this time workshops will take place via ZOOM.
Please register and we will send information the week prior

Backyard Composting 

Saturday, May 2nd, 10 a.m. - noon Via ZOOM
Construct a compost pile with experts, and view demonstration compost bins in action.

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

 

Grow Your Own Strawberries Live Webinar

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Master Gardeners for an introductory live webinar on growing strawberries. This class will discuss the three different types of strawberries, planting and care techniques and some of the common pests and diseases. Cost: FREE! Advanced registration through Brown Paper Tickets is required at https://bpt.me/4574867. For more information: call (564) 397-5738 or email Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.      

VIRTUAL Red Worm Composting Workshop

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Red Worm Composting 

Wednesday, May 6th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Via ZOOM
Construct a worm bin. Turn your kitchen trimmings into garden gold. To receive a worm bin you must reply to a seperate confirmation email (due to limited supplies). 

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL May Green Business Morning Blend

Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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YOU MUST RSVP VIA CLARK GREEN BIZ WEBSITE TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO THE VIRTUAL MEETING

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 businesses in Clark County with an interest in connecting to share ideas and resources.

This month, we will have the opportunity hear from Brad Wager of Wager Audio in Vancouver. Certified as a Green Business in 2018, Wager Audio provides audio visual production and equipment rentals. With in-person gatherings and conferences cancelled, Wager Audio has refocused their expertise to assist their clients with virtual events. Hear more about their services and learn tips to help you maintain an engaging presence in online meetings.

VIRTUAL Lasagna Garden Composting Workshop

Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lasagna Garden Composting

Saturday, May 16th, 10 a.m. - noon Via ZOOM
Build and plant a raised bed garden. No tilling or turning required and most materials are free! Don't worry if your soil is clay, sand, grass or weeds - this method goes right over the top.

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL Vegetables A-Z Live Webinar

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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From Asparagus to Zucchini, vegetables are delicious, nutritious and fun to grow. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, each type of vegetable has its own peculiar preferences about soil, light, water and season. Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Joan Veach as she shares insight into growing a variety of vegetables in our Pacific Northwest climate. You will learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune/pinch/hill-up or tie-up your different plants.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-1FlR9cyR5aKlVTJWcdrBA  

 

VIRTUAL Green Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Green Cleaning

Wednesday, May 27th, 6-8 p.m.Via ZOOM
See how fun and safe cleaning can be! Join Compost Pete, Master Composter Recycler program lead, in an online presentation to make three versatile household green cleaners. 

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

VIRTUAL Prevent Food Waste in the First Place

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Learn tools on how to minimize food spoilage. 

 

Tuesday, June 9th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.Via ZOOM

VIRTUAL Growing Vegetables from Seeds Webinar

Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Veggie starts are great, but many vegetables grow easily from seeds planted straight into your garden! In fact, some veggies are even happier when grown from seeds. This live webinar will cover where to source your seeds, which vegetables grow best from seeds, when and how to plant and care for your seeds, and much more! Save money, increase plant health, and witness the wonders of veggies grown from seeds. Join Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Garden for this fun talk on growing from seed. Presented by WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners.

Register in advance at:
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rceGvqTwsHdGrHZHkCLkDobGDGP4Q1UHs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact Erika Johnson at 564-397-5738 or erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu with questions.

VIRTUAL Green Burial Talk

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join Elizabeth Fournier, AKA The Green Reaper, for a discussion about natural burial. What does this mean? It means the burial of human remains in the earth in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the human remains to recycle naturally.

A link to join the FREE virtual event will be emailed out to registrants closer to July 8.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Understanding the history of the American burial
  • Learning regulations and current practices of green burial
  • Adding shades of green to funeral and burial choices
  • Discussing personal after death care preferences
  • Caring for a body at home after death

Elizabeth is a funeral director and author of The Green Burial Guidebook, you can find more about her work on her website, thegreenreaper.org

Contact: 564.397.7326 or info@greenneighbors.org 

VIRTUAL Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Webinar

Monday, July 20, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Grow a “Greener” Green Lawn Webinar.

Learn the latest on establishing, renovating and maintaining turf that meets your needs. Get time-tested tips practiced by golf course superintendents for mowing,mulching, watering and managing weeds without toxic chemicals. Discover eco-lawns and learn where to get more information on low-input lawn care. Speaker Weston Miller serves as associate professor and Extension agent for Oregon State University. He manages the popular Master Gardener program for the tri-county Portland metro area. Miller also helps to educate new and aspiring farmers to responsibly steward natural resources and build small-scale enterprises through OSU’s Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship.

Register in advance. Details available at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Clark County Public Health – Solid Waste Outreach Green Neighbors program.

Contact Erika Johnson at 564-397-5738 or erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu with questions.

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 Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu. 

VIRTUAL Recycling Done Right

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Recycling Done Right

Wednesday, November 25th, 7-8 pm via ZOOM

Learn how to be an expert recycler. Understand why only certain items can go into your Big Blue Recycle cart and your green glass bin. When in doubt throw it out.

Register now, space is limited!

 

Register at https://clarkcountycomposts.org/mcr/classes-and-workshops

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