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
May
02

Green Volunteer of the Year! Richard Reiter from Habitat for Humanity

Richard Reiter has been volunteering with the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store since March 2011.   Averaging about 1,000 hours per year, Rich has also earned the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the Habitat for Humanity ReStores, signifying serving over 4,000 hours. He revamped their metal recycling program, and now the Habi...

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May
02

Fortside Brewing Company

Fortside Brewing Company

With a dream to strengthen the craft beer culture in Vancouver, Mike DiFabio and Mark Doleski created Fortside Brewing Company in the summer of 2015. Focused on water and energy efficiency, the two incorporated sustainable practices into their brewery right from the beginning. Fortside's brewing system uses steam heat and are one of the only brewer...

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Apr
20

Procession of the Species is coming to Recycled Arts Festival

Procession of the Species is coming to Recycled Arts Festival

The Procession of the Species is coming to Clark County on Sunday, June 25,as part of the Recycled Arts Festival.The Procession, which originated in Olympia, WA in 1995, is a celebration of community and the natural world through all forms of art.The event is free and open to all ages. A series of free community workshops will be offered to help pa...

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Mar
31

Mighty Bowl! Wahoo!

A few years ago Steve Valenta and his wife felt like something was missing in Vancouver's food scene. They decided to fill the gap, took a leap of faith and opened a food truck business that offers wholesome, nutritious food similar to what they make at home. Their business has grown over the years, and now Mighty Bowl has a roaming truck, a statio...

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Mar
29

Did you ever want to sell it all and just travel the world?

That's what author Kim Dinan and her husband did.  Plagued by a persistent feeling that there is more to life than stuff, they decided to uproot their lives and travel around the world.  Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape their adventures: a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to ...

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