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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2015 Recycled Arts Festival

The Recycled Arts Festival, now in its tenth year, celebrates the creativity of artists who can capture the beauty of used items. The artists recycle paper, utilize fabric scraps, upcycle plastic bags, rework metal and create all manners of beautiful art consisting of at least 70% reused material. The Festival seeks to encourage waste reduction and recycling in Clark County.

You may be asking yourself: "Why should Green Neighbors care about the Recycled Arts Festival?" We're glad you asked that question.

To begin, the arts bring a community together. At this Festival, you'll be able to meet like-minded neighbors who are also trying to become more sustainable. Perhaps more importantly, the Recycled Arts Festival exhibits the highest form of recycling: upcycling, the process of turning trash into treasure. One artist crochets single-use plastic grocery bags into long-lasting reusable totes. Another artist turns candy wrappers into collage. The possibilities are truly endless. Finally, the Festival gives us a way to close the loop. Recycling, by nature, implies the cyclical movement of materials, from raw/virgin to product to another product. Unfortunately, many items that could be recycled are not. Buying art from recycled materials eliminates waste and the need to extract more virgin materials.

As you can see, there are many good reasons why you, as a Green Neighbor, should be interested in the Recycled Arts Festival. To find out more about the Festival and to discover more good reasons to come out to Esther Short Park on June 27th and 28th, please visit our website

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