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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Nominate Your Green Neighbor Hero for the 2020 Green Awards!

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 Nominations are open for the Green Neighbor of the Year Award! 

If you know someone who demonstrates outstanding efforts to continually reduce their environmental footprint and influences others in the community to do the same, show your appreciation by nominating them at the link below before January 10th. You can even nominate yourself. The 2020 Green Awards will take place Wednesday, March 18th at Kiggins Theatre from 6-7:30.


Citizens who qualify demonstrate initiative in day-to-day actions that protect the environment, demonstrate a sustainable lifestyle and show that they are willing to go beyond what is typical in order to be "green" at home. This nominee is a role-model for others and exemplifies a healthy lifestyle that minimizes environmental impact.

Last year's winner, Kris Potter, has been involved with the St. Joseph Parish Garden, which grows organic produce for low-income residents, and helps teach nature studies and gardening classes to local youth.


The Clark County Green Awards is an annual celebration of our community's best environmental champions. Awards are given to recognize outstanding sustainability work being done by individuals, organizations and businesses in Clark County. The awards presented are:

•Green Business of the Year, 25 or fewer employees

•Green Business of the Year, more than 25 employees

•Green Business of the Year, nonprofit or government agency

•Green Neighbor of the Year - for an individual resident who goes above and beyond in modeling green living

•Green Apple Award - for an individual involved in school (public or private) sustainability initiatives, projects and programs

•Master Composter Recycler Superstar - for a Master Composter Recycler program volunteer who goes above and beyond to teach others in the community to reduce waste and live sustainably, selected by previous winners of the award

See past winners and nominate your hero here!

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