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
Dec
12

Tis' the Season ... to Waste Less Food

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The end of the year is approaching, and for many that means time to break out those once-a-year treats! Dinner parties, cookies and other food traditions can be an important part of the holidays for anyone. Unfortunately, that can also mean more food waste, which means wasted energy, time, land, resources, and potential food for those in need. So h...
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Nov
15

Throw Less Away on Turkey Day

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Thanksgiving is about family, giving thanks, and perhaps most of all…food! But when you're sitting around the table this Turkey Day, it's important to keep in mind what will happen to your feast after the celebration has ended. Did you know?  In the United States, 40% of the food we produce is wasted. That is a staggering number, especially co...
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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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Jul
31

Volunteer Spotlight: An Oasis of Dedication with Laura Heldreth

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Laura Heldreth, 2018 Master Gardener of the Year Every year, the Master Gardeners of Clark County select one of their volunteers to highlight for their efforts in the community. This year the honor was bestowed upon Laura Heldreth. Laura teaches many classes on gardening at Clark College through the Master Gardener program, she maintains a gardenin...
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May
29

Green Business Spotlight: AmeriCorps for Green Business

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This month the spotlight shines not on a Green Business but within Clark County's Green Business program, to a hardworking AmeriCorps member, Jesse Barr. Barr started his AmeriCorps service with Green Business in October 2017 and is now the driving force behind food waste outreach in restaurants across the county. Barr spends his time reaching out ...
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