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
20

Green Business Spotlight: Cascade Sprouts

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Cascade Sprouts is a family-owned urban indoor farm that grows microgreens without fertilizers or pesticides. They deliver to local restaurants and residents in the Vancouver-Portland metro area and sell at the local Vancouver Farmers Market. As of 2021, Cascade Sprouts is a certified Green Business. Cascade Sprouts aims to provide quality microgre...

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Jan
03

Green Business Spotlight: Single-use Food Serviceware

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Single-use disposable serviceware is an ordinary part of any takeout, delivery, or casual dining experience today – yet it generates an immense amount of garbage that often ends up as litter in the environment or contaminating recycling systems. Washington has a new state law aimed at reducing plastic waste and litter, and one component of this leg...

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Dec
30

What you should know about the Washington Single-use Serviceware Law

What you should know about the Washington Single-use Serviceware Law

The Washington Department of Ecology is changing the way restaurants and businesses distribute single-use items. Beginning January 1, 2022, the Washington Statewide Food Serviceware Law will ban restaurants from providing single-use items without verbal consent from the customer.  Which single-use items are included in the law? This graphic de...

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Dec
02

Green Business Spotlight: Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban Brewery is proud to create exceptional beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the planet and support the community. They have been a certified Green Business since 2017 and are one of only three breweries in Clark County to earn the certification. Founded in 2007 by Christian Ettinger, Hopworks Urban Brewery r...

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Nov
22

Vegetarian recipes to inspire a meat-free Thanksgiving

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Wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint over Thanksgiving? One of the best ways is by hosting a meatless Thanksgiving, or even choosing one dish that is meat-free for friends and family. Reducing your meat intake not only reduces your carbon footprint, but also reduces resource consumption, such as increasingly important land and water u...

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