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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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
Apr
30

Green Business Spotlight: Vancouver Wellness Studio

Vancouver Wellness Studio
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children Chief Seattle Vancouver Wellness Studio is a unique place for whole-person healthcare in Vancouver, Washington. We are a dynamic team of holistic health professionals who work together to provide quality, cohesive care for the mind, body, and spirit. We became a green bu...
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Apr
19

Language Options Expanded for the RecycleRight Tool

RecycleRight Language Screenshots
We are excited to share that the RecycleRight Tool now offers six language choices. Users have the option to read information in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese. These language options are available because of Google Translate and are meant to reflect the languages spoken within the community. View the layout for language ...
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Mar
31

Green Business Awards Spotlight

Each year, Clark County Public Health celebrates outstanding work of individuals, organizations and businesses by presenting six Green Awards to people and organizations representing different aspects of our community. The winners of these awards are dedicated to advancing sustainability and are inspiring change-makers in the community. Green ...
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Mar
26

Green Neighbor of the Year: Ellen Ives

Ellen Ives
Ellen Ives is the recipient of the 2021 Clark County Green Neighbor of the Year award. Meg Johnson, her friend, coworker and nominator, draws inspiration from her and stated, "Ellen Ives is a sustainability goddess among mortals. She eats, lives, and breathes environmental sustainability into the world. She's a 65 year young mother, grandmother, ed...
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Feb
25

Green Business Spotlight: Kindred Homestead Supply

Kindred Homestead Supply
Clark County's newest certified green business is Kindred Homestead Supply. Kindred is a brand-new store in downtown Vancouver that sells low-waste and sustainably made home goods, vintage items, and bulk products. Owner Alex Luna was inspired to open the store after taking the Clark County Master Composter Recycler (MCR) training class last year. ...
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