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.

Clark County makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on this web site. However, due to the possibility of transmission errors, HTML browser capabilities, changes made since the last update to the site, etc., neither Clark County, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Clark County warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

In offering information on the Web, Clark County seeks to balance our requirement for public access with the privacy needs of individual citizens. Information that appears on the Clark County Web site is part of the public record. By law, it is available for public access, whether by telephone request, visiting county offices, or through other means.

This site contains links to other websites. Clark County is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked by us for accuracy or completeness. Inclusion of any linked website on our site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us.

clark county logo

Contact Details

Call us
(360) 397-2121 x4352

Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
1 minute reading time (256 words)

Green Business Spotlight: Thatcher's Coffee

Thatcher's Coffee Chalkboard

Congratulations to Thatcher's Coffee! July marks their 11-year anniversary. As a certified green business for several years, Jamie Erdman believes part of her obligation as a business owner is to make the community better at every opportunity. From composting to reducing plastic bag liners, Thatcher's Coffee works hard to foster sustainable habits and change norms.

Due to the pandemic, this local coffee shop unfortunately had to put a freeze on many green practices. The pause resulted in new creativity from employees that allowed customers to continue bringing their own coffee mugs for contactless refills. Employees now use a pouring pitcher, have the customer set their refill mug on the counter and clean the pitcher after each pour. To reduce waste, Thatcher's Coffee uses an "ask first" policy and inquires if customers would like disposable items before handing them their order. Experimentation arose from having to switch to to-go containers when indoor-dining shut down. Working with their customers and keeping affordability in mind, Thatcher's Coffee did their best to keep waste as low as possible, given the circumstances.

Thatcher's Coffee baking fresh pastries in their kitchen.

Being able to stay open during COVID-19 has meant giving people some normalcy in unprecedented times. It was an honor for them to be that light and provide a little bit of happiness in someone's day. They look forward to reopening indoor dining soon and further celebrating their sense of community. Thank you, Thatcher's Coffee, for putting the environment and community first!

Stay Informed

When you subscribe to the blog, we will send you an e-mail when there are new updates on the site so you wouldn't miss them.

2021 Virtual Natural Garden Tour is Now Published!
Apply to be a Green Neighbors AmeriCorps Member!

Subscribe to Green Blog