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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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment

Dispose of your Pumpkins Sustainably

Dispose of Your Pumpkins Sustainably

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Fall is known for its plethora of pumpkin themed treats, from the classic pumpkin spice latte to chocolate chip pumpkin muffins; it feels like they are included in just about everything! Pumpkins are also a beloved autumnal decoration, often on display next to front doorsteps and in windows. Showing off creatively car...

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A Green Halloween: Eco-Friendly Costume Tips

Eco-Friendly Costume Tips

If you plan on embracing spooky season by dressing up for Halloween, here are some tips on how to reduce waste when creating and parting ways with your costume! Having a green Halloween is an opportunity to let creative energy flow and save money.   If you need guidance on how to celebrate Halloween in a healthy way during the COVID-19 pandemi...

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Meet the New Green Neighbors AmeriCorps Member!


A new AmeriCorps member, Shannon Hunter, has recently joined the Green Neighbors team and will be serving the community for the next year! Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach programs annually host members through the Washington Service Corps, and we are happy to continue this trend.   We asked Shannon a few questions so you ca...

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You’re invited to the Green Neighbors Program’s Virtual Birthday Celebration!


If you're looking for a reason to celebrate, search no further! Clark County's Green Neighbors program is turning 8 this year, and the public is invited to celebrate in the program's live virtual event. The online birthday party will be held from 3-4:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 17 through Zoom. Register to attend the free party by clicking HERE, o...

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Green Business Spotlight: Niche Wine Bar

Niche Wine Bar

In 2013, Niche Wine Bar became one of the first certified Green Businesses in downtown Vancouver. From the very beginning Leah Jackson, owner of Niche, has modeled green business principles and made every effort to incorporate thoughtful elements into her business that minimize the wine bar's environmental footprint. Take-out and dine-in optio...

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