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

Nominate champions of environmental sustainability for 2022 Green Awards


Clark County is accepting nominations for the 2022 Green Awards, an annual celebration and awards program recognizing leaders in environmental sustainability. Organizations and individuals who consider the environment in decision-making and practices are encouraged to apply. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. Categories include: Green Busi...

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Green Gala: Raise the Curtain for our 2018 Award Winners

2018 Green Gala

On Thursday, February 22, the Clark County community gathered at Vancouver's historic Kiggins Theater to honor the winners of the annual Green Awards. Five Tinnies stood facing the screen, waiting to reveal themselves to the winners of the annual Clark County Green Awards. From their bocce ball heads to the mismatched washers of their elbow joints,...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Barb Rider

Barb Rider is one of our many dedicated Master Composter Recycler volunteers, winning the 2016 MCR of the Year award! Last year she volunteered over 120 hours of her time to managing the compost demonstration site and spreading her wide breadth of knowledge of composting and recycling. She has been an MCR volunteer since 2010 and leads many compost...

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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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The Clark County Green Awards are Here!

The Clark County Green Awards are Here!

The Clark County Green Awards recognize efforts in our community to reduce waste, protect the environment, and conserve resources.  In a fun-filled evening highlighted by host Temple Lentz, winner of the prestigious Iris Award, and special guest speaker Patrick Chandler of The Washed Ashore Project.  Award winners were selected in each of...

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How can I protect myself from the Coronavirus?

Wash your hands

Everyday practices to prevent colds, influenza and other respiratory illnesses can also protect people against coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

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