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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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December Green Business of the Month: Barnick Chiropractic

December Green Business of the Month: Barnick Chiropractic

This month, Clark County Green Business is focused on a small but impactful 7-employee team at Barnick Chiropractic. A certified Green Business since 2015, Barnick Chiropractic has a long-lasting influence on the community through their sustainable wellness practices. Barnick Chiropractic shows that sustainability in health is just as meaningful as sustainability for the environment. Their work encourages healthy lifestyles where ailments are not solved through surgery and pharmaceuticals, but through physical therapy.

Dr. Barnick, a practicing physician for 13 years, explains that treating injuries through chiropractic care reduces the need for invasive surgeries and prescription medications. This leads to a lower risk of drug addiction and abuse, and avoids the harmful side-effects involved with taking prescription drugs. Sustainability in care means that regular visits to the chiropractor can remedy physical ailments while simultaneously improving overall well-being, which helps to prevent future injury. This is a sustainable and wellness-focused means of health care that is hard to find in other branches of medicine, and is what makes them a Green Business.

Barnick Chiropractic's small office tries to take big steps to reduce their environmental impact in means of waste reduction, water conservation, and green purchasing. To reduce their paper consumption, files and billing have been converted to digital formats, and recycled paper is purchased when needed. Their welcoming office is maintained through green cleaning products and natural soaps. Excess water is saved for watering plants, and their small footprint greatly reduces stormwater management needs. Overall, Barnick Chiropractic's approach to sustainability is rounded and has a lasting impact on the community.

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