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
Aug
26

Shred Junk Mail at the Source

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On average, US adults receive 16 pieces of junk mail a week, compared to only 1.5 personal letters, according to Ocean Futures Society. Junk mail is prolific, more than 4 million tons of unsolicited bulk mail is produced in the United States annually. It takes a lot of resources to generate that volume of bulk mail; it's around 100 million trees wo...
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May
08

Put Your Extra Cardboard Boxes to Good Use!

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Shipping Boxes Galore! Most of us do some amount of online shopping these days, and some of us do a whole lot. The most sustainable practice is to reduce the amount of shopping you do, and the most sustainable way you can shop is to buy durable products that are locally produced and sold. However, if you are going to shop online there are some...
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Jan
29

Love Waste a Little Less This Valentine's Day

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This year Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, and that may be cause for celebration throughout the weekend. Whether you plan on buying gifts for your significant other, children, parents, friends, coworkers and/or pets; treating yourself to something special; or purchasing an "anti-Valentine's Day" gift, consider these ideas that cut down on waste:&...
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Nov
26

Create New Waste-Free Holiday Traditions and Memories

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As we gather together to spend quality time with family and friends, keep in mind how you might be able to cut down on a little waste that is generated during the season. Here are some tips that emphasize the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra, and may help create new traditions and lasting memories:  Household waste in the U.S. increases by more...
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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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