If you're looking for a reason to celebrate, search no further! Clark County's Green Neighbors program is turning 8 this year, and the public is invited to celebrate in the program's live virtual event.

The online birthday party will be held from 3-4:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 17 through Zoom. Register to attend the free party by clicking HERE, or on the button at the end of this page. Make sure to include your email address when you register to receive the Zoom link in your inbox.

Party attendees can enjoy environmentally themed stories from master storyteller Will Hornyakas he gives life to facts about sustainability, composting and healthy watersheds. Hornyak has provided hundreds of performances for Clark County schools, festivals and community gatherings as a professional storyteller and educator since 1994. From Northwest Native American legends and Oregon tall tales to original stories and participation tales for all ages, Hornyak weaves a wide web of oral traditions into thoughtful and well-crafted educational storytelling performances.

"….a storyteller's storyteller. He can surprise, intrigue, captivate and touch all ages."

by Christine Caton former Education Director Young Audiences of Oregon
Image courtesy of Will Hornyak

Bring the whole family to be inspired by stories including: "The Adventures of Nick the Nematode" and other tales for a sustainable planet… with a Green Neighbors twist! Even if you've heard stories from Hornyak before, this community perspective is sure to warrant another listen

Attendees can also expect to hear about the success of the Green Neighbors program as it pivoted to a virtual format for other celebrated sustainability events this year. The virtual celebration will also feature a brief discussion of the future outlook for virtual events from the program.

There is a lot to celebrate in the last year of Green Neighbors activities, from virtual events like the 2020 Virtual Natural Garden Tour and the recorded Green Burial Webinar to the many resources made available on food waste reduction and container gardening. The Green Neighbors program is excited to continue helping residents of Clark County create sustainable lifestyles.