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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Love Waste a Little Less This Valentine's Day

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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: 

Jewelry: An estimated $3.9 billion spent in 2019

Look for pieces that are long-lasting and are made of sustainably sourced metals and minerals. Or do you have an heirloom or special item from your home to gift?

An Evening Out: An estimated $3.5 billion spent in 2019

Make a meal at home getting creative with the ingredients stocked in your refrigerator and pantry. Have you tried making your own fresh pasta?

Flowers: An estimated $1.9 billion spent in 2019

Avoid cut flowers that only last a few days and opt for a potted plant or flowers that can be planted outside in the spring. How about planting a tree with someone special and watching it grow together?

Clothing: An estimated $2.1 billion spent in 2019

Instead of buying new clothing, visit a boutique consignment shop or thrift shop, and curate an outfit for your special someone.

Candy: An estimated $1.8 billion spent in 2019

Have leftover candy bars or chocolate from the previous holidays? Make an easy 2-ingredient fudge!

Gift Cards: An estimated $1.3 billion spent in 2019

What's the appeal of experience gifts? For many consumers, it's an opportunity to create a special memory or simply be unique. Consider gift cards to dance or cooking classes, comedy shows, or a hot air balloon ride.

Greeting Cards: An estimated $933 million spent in 2019

Grab a pair of scissors and get savvy using photos, stickers or other reusable or recyclable items around your home.
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