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

Put Your Extra Cardboard Boxes to Good Use!

Shipping Boxes Galore! Most of us do some amount of online shopping these days, and some of us do a whole lot. The most sustainable practice is to reduce the amount of shopping you do, and the most sustainable way you can shop is to buy durable products that are locally produced and sold. However, if you are going to shop online there are some...
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Cut Down on Waste and Save Money with Sustainable Menstruation Products

A 2016 global survey conducted by Clue, a women's health app, and the International Women's Health Coalition, an advocacy group, found that there are more than 5,000 different slang/euphemistic expressions and phrases for periods. Whatever phrase you choose to use, it doesn't change the fact that disposable feminine products generate more than 200,...
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WasteBusters 2020: What does our waste say about us?

Have you been looking for a friendly competition to learn about and practice reducing waste in your home or business? Then you are in the right place! WasteBusters is an annual waste-reduction competition for organizations and individuals in Clark County hosted by the Green Neighbors program. Families, friends and organizations are encouraged to fo...
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Love Waste a Little Less This Valentine's Day

This year Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, and that may be cause for celebration throughout the weekend. Whether you plan on buying gifts for your significant other, children, parents, friends, coworkers and/or pets; treating yourself to something special; or purchasing an "anti-Valentine's Day" gift, consider these ideas that cut down on waste:&...
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DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

How many DIY projects help you up-cycle old fabric into a trendy, reusable material that is a waste reduction essential? Sure, you can buy a set of beeswax wraps to replace plastic film for about $15 online or at the store, but it's easy and affordable to make your own at home. Plus it's a great way to use any fabric scraps you may have laying arou...
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Wash your hands

Everyday practices to prevent colds, influenza and other respiratory illnesses can also protect people against coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

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