Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Conscious Consumption Series: Craft and Clothes Swap

Saturday, February 25, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Want to switch up your style? Join us at the library for a swap meet! Clothes and craft materials in good condition will be accepted - contact the library if you're not sure if an item is suitable. All styles, sizes and genders welcome! Teens can use supplies gathered at this event to prepare for our upcoming Trashion Show in April.

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our accommodation request form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.

Accommodation Request Form: https://www.fvrl.org/accommodation-request

Watershed Alliance Film Series

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Feb: Reflection: A Walk with Water

2023 events to be in-person on the 4th Tuesday of the month:

February 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

June 27

 

Cost: Free

Contact: [email protected]

Co-sponsored by Clark County Green Neighbors

 

Conscious Consumption Series: Recycling 101 Program

Saturday, March 4, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: Live in an apartment? Rent? Own? Everyone is invited to join this informative Recycling 101 class. Get all the latest tips about our regional garbage and recycling system. Recycling 101 is a fun, tip-sharing, recycling-friendly class open to the community. 

  • Learn the basics about what to recycle curbside and where items go after being picked up.
  • If you are unsure if certain items can recycled, bring those questions to the this class!

Class schedule and registration: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/webform/recycleu-class-schedule-sign-ups

BONUS: Optional Organics 101 Class, duration 30 minutes.

Watershed Alliance Film Series

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

March: Nature’s Clean Up Crew

 

"This communication about science is as vital as the science itself." Jennifer Hammonds, Sr Mgr, Education & Engagement, National Wildlife Federation

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Nature's Cleanujp Crew examines the lives of busy scavengers living amongst us in cities as they recycle the waste our consumer society leaves behind. The film explores what makes scavengers tick, debunks myths about them, what benefits they provide humanity, and how we as humans can work with them. 

Watershed Alliance of SW Washington has been bringing environmental documentaries to the community for over a decade. More details to come!

2023 events to be in-person on the 4th Tuesday of the month:

January 24

February 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

June 27

 

Cost: Free

Contact: [email protected]

Co-sponsored by Clark County Green Neighbors

 

Conscious Consumption Series: Crafting with Recycled Materials

Saturday, April 1, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Ever wish there was something better to do with your used plastic bottles? Join us at the library to craft some fun creations from upcycled materials.

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our accommodation request form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.

Accommodation Request Form: https://www.fvrl.org/accommodation-request

Birds of New Zealand

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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Hybrid Meeting (In-person and via Zoom)
Social: 6:30 pm; Program: 7:00 pm

Arden and Sherry Hagen will give a travelogue with pictures of their recent birding trip to New Zealand. Sherry Arden is 5th in the AmericanBirding Association (ABA) world list of photographed species and the only woman in the top 15. Both Sherry and Arden are in the top 150 of species identified in the ABA world list. Arden Hagen is a former President of Vancouver Audubon Society.

Contact Don Rose for more information or to get a Zoom link: [email protected]

Please send all topic, speaker, and program suggestions and requests to Don Rose at [email protected]

Clark Conservation District Native Plant Sale

Monday, February 13, 2023 8:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:00 pm
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Clark Conservation District needs a few extra hands to help with our 2023 Native Plant Sale. We spend the week before (Feb 13-17) bundling plants together and then the day of (Feb 18) making sure orders get to the right person. Tasks include sorting and bundling plants, bundling orders, retrieving orders, and helping direct people during the sale. We have variable shifts and tasks for all abilities. The usual shifts are as follows: 

Monday (February 13th)  

  • 10:00 AM – 4 PM – full day 
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – half day 
  • 1 – 4 PM – half day 

Tuesday – Friday (February 14th – 17th)  

  • 9:15 AM – 4 PM – full day 
  • 9:15 AM – 12 PM – half day 
  • 1 – 4 PM – half day  

Saturday February 18th  

  • 8:00 AM – 12 PM 

We are happy to work with you if your availability is more limited. 

Contact Grace DeMeo, Community Outreach Coordinator ([email protected]) if you're interested in a day of service where you can jam out to music, meet other plant enthusiasts, and help the planet! 

This is a pre-order sale only. All orders must be picked up at 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at your selected pick-up time

https://www.clarkcd.org/native-plant-sale

Hydrangea Giveaway

Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Our annual Hydrangea Giveaway with Lorie & Michael Gordon is happening again this year!

Come visit the Columbia Springs public parking lot on February 25th and pick up some FREE hydrangea cuttings to plant in your yard or garden. This event will only be staffed from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, but cuttings will still be available to grab until 4:00 pm for those who can’t make it earlier.

A big thank you to Lorie and Michael Gordon for making this event possible!
Questions? Send us a message at [email protected]!

Teen Consumption Consequences Board Game

Saturday, February 25, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Teens come join us and our partners Clark County and Clark County Green Schools to play a fun board game that will educate you about the consequences of consumption! For ages 12-19 only.

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our accommodation request form  no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.

Accommodation Request Form (formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones): https://www.fvrl.org/accommodation-request

Recycle 201

Saturday, March 18, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Take the next step! Go beyond the basics of curbside recycling.

  • Discover a wide variety of recycling and reuse options available locally for plastic bags, appliances, bulky items and more.
  • Learn to identify Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and how to safely dispose of this material.
  • Please note: Prior attendance in Recycling 101 is required for this class.

Class schedule and registration: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/webform/recycleu-class-schedule-sign-ups

BONUS: Optional Organics 101 Class, duration 30 minutes.

Cranes' Landing

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 12:00 am
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Hybrid Meeting. Sanoe Keliinoi, the new Natural Area Manager for the Cranes’ Landing property in the Vancouver lowlands, and Cindy McCormack, monitoring biologist, will give an overview of Columbia Land Trust’s habitat work and monitoring efforts for Sandhill Cranes and other birds/wildlife.

Contact Don Rose for more information or to get a Zoom link: [email protected]

Please send all topic, speaker, and program suggestions and requests to Don Rose at [email protected]