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
Jan
05

Clark County Green Awards - Call for Nominations!

Clark County Green Awards - Call for Nominations!

The Clark County Green Awards will recognize efforts in our community to reduce waste, protect the environment, and conserve resources.  Nominations are now being accepted through February 24 in the following categories:  Green product/service, small employer (less than 25 employees), large employer (25+ employees), Green Apple award (sch...

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Jan
05

Repair Café is Coming Your Way - 'Repairers' Needed!

If you have a repair skill (such as sewing, mending, knitting, knife sharpening, repairing small electrical appliances and garden equipment, jewelry repair), please contact us to learn more about upcoming opportunities to participate in a "Repair Café". We are working with other like-minded organizations to conduct a Repair Cafe one eveni...

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Jan
05

Nut-Tritious Foods

Nut-Tritious Foods

The team of self-proclaimed nut-heads at Nut-Tritious Foods has been a part of the Green Business program since our pilot project in 2011. Ken Condliff, Chief Nutty Officer and founder of Nut-Tritious Foods, has a passion for healthy living. The nutrient-dense nut butters are made fresh in small, weekly batches with organic, vegan, and non-GMO ingr...

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Dec
07

Habitat Restoration at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Habitat Restoration at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Habitat Restoration Team is always on the lookout for new folks to help out with various habitat and biological projects around the Refuge. Volunteers meet Wednesdays from 9AM-12PM.  This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and view wildlife in a natural setting while you are making a dif...

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Dec
06

The Holidays are a Great Opportunity to Reduce Waste

The Holidays are a Great Opportunity to Reduce Waste

During the holidays, Americans will generate about 1 million extra tons of garbage per week. This often comes in the form packing and wrapping from presents and leftover food. There are many ways to reduce, reuse and recycle during the holiday period without cutting back on the holiday cheer. Follow these tips if you dream of a green Christmas: ​Be...

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