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
Feb
17

Tips from your Neighbors: Let’s Bust Clothing Waste!

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Clark County is full of neighbors who take everyday actions to care for our environment. Fast fashion is an area of concern due to its negative social and environmental impacts, including poor working conditions and compensation, intensive water consumption and pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, just to name a few. We spoke with a few communi...
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Feb
17

Join the WasteBusters Challenge!

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Each year, Green Neighbors hosts an annual WasteBusters Challenge to support the community in their efforts to curb unnecessary production of waste. We encourage you to join us! During registration, you will select one of three pledges to commit to over the three-week period of February 22 - March 15. Topic areas include reducing food waste, paper ...
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Jan
26

Green Coffee Routines

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Do you enjoy drinking a mug of coffee? If your answer is yes, you're not alone; around 62% of Americans choose to drink coffee daily. Many people brew coffee at home, frequent a local coffee shop, or sip on a cup from work. Washingtonians even proclaimed their love of coffee by making it the official state beverage! It's no secret that coffee takes...
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Dec
21

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban: What You Need to Know

WA Plastic Bag Ban: What You Need to Know
Plastic bags are found in unwanted places such as lakes, roadsides, and recycling sorting machinery. Washington's Plastic Bag Ban, passed by state legislation in 2020, aims to reduce this source of pollution by establishing minimum standards for bag use in retail establishments statewide. Going into effect in 2021, we will explore what it is, ...
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Dec
10

Green Gifts Make the Holidays Happier

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You're making your list and checking it twice, finding thoughtful green gifts is, oh, so nice! This holiday season, as we ponder the best ways to demonstrate that we care for the people in our lives, we can extend this care to our community and the earth by making more ethical consumer decisions. While advertisements may try to convince us that our...
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