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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News about our community as it relates to the environment
Oct
11

There's nothing spookier than holiday waste

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The air is crisp, the rain is falling, and Halloween is calling! For most Americas this involves candy-bingeing and costume-buying, and ultimately prepares us for the mass consumerism that lasts through Christmas. Last year, Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween alone, making 2017 a record-setting year of holiday spending. But if we stop to thi...
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Oct
04

You’re Invited to Our Birthday Party!

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Green Neighbors turns 6! We're very excited about our anniversary, and all that Green Neighbors has accomplished this year. We've invited Portland blogger Jenica Barrett of Zero Waste Wisdom to celebrate with us and teach us about her zero waste life. Enjoy a cupcake and listen in as Jenica shares her experiences with sustainability,...
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Oct
02

Resilient Recycler: Recycle Plastics by Shape and Size

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We all know how complicated things can get when numbers are involved, especially when it comes to recycling plastics. You are probably familiar with the numbers and plastics system, and you may remember "recycling by numbers" as a general rule from the 80s and 90s. But do you remember what these numbers mean? Or which numbers indicate recyclable? P...
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Sep
28

Green Business Spotlight: Clark College

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Clark College has been educating in our community since 1933, and in more recent history, they have been leaders for large-scale sustainability. In 2014, Clark College was certified as a Green Business, but their sustainable practices began long before then. Composting, conducting waste audits, and conserving resources have been business-as-usual a...
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Sep
28

Volunteer Spotlight: Master Gardeners

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The Clark County Board has proclaimed the week of September 23-29 as the WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Week! This proclamation recognizes the Master Gardeners, a local group of individuals "with a passion for gardening and environmental stewardship," states Program Coordinator Erika Johnson. "They educate children, put on workshops, participate in ...
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