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

Zero-waste Gifting


Green Neighbors is celebrating its 9th year as a part of Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach, promoting sustainable living to build a strong, environmental community. To commemorate we will be sharing zero waste gift ideas great for any occasion! Practicing zero waste means producing as little trash as possible and opting for reusab...

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Reduce Holiday Waste With Re-Wrap Volunteer Beth Sale


Let Repair Clark County make you a FREE reusable gift bag! This holiday season we are urging the residents of Clark County to think about their waste and what they can do to reduce it. The United States generates over 25% more waste than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day due to chronic consumption, an overabundance of leftover food and,...

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There's nothing spookier than holiday waste


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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Décor Lending Library


The average American wedding costs over $30,000. Why spend money on tableware and tea candles for one night when you can borrow décor for free?! The recently opened Décor Lending Library is a resource for people to donate and borrow event décor for free! "How could giving away something for FREE possibly support itself?!?! How can we afford to give...

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10 Steps to Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable Shopping

March 15th is World Consumer Rights Day! How can you shop more sustainably?   1. Reuse plastic bags or Recycle bags and films at the store Reuse plastic shopping bags for household trash or pet waste, or recycle them in drop-off containers at stores like Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyers. 2. BYO Reusab...

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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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