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
May
30

Green Business Spotlight: Fortside Brewing Company

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Craft beer and the environment ​. These are two things that Pacific Northwest is known for (if you couldn't already tell by all the hiking trails and brew pubs). Because of this, we would love to talk about Fortside Brewing Company in Vancouver: a local craft brewery with a talent for sustainability. Fortside opened in 2015 and earned Green Bu...
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May
23

Resilient Recycler: Are products labeled as "compostable" really better for the environment?

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Reusable plastic dining ware only needs to be reused 10 times to be better for the environment than single-use plastic. You may have noticed a recent increase in the availability of products labeled as "compostable" at event venues, restaurants, and supermarkets. Throughout the country people are hearing more about waste, recycling, and t...
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May
15

Something's buzzing at Pacific Park

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As much as 1/3 of our food supply relies on the work of bees, and pollinators are at the heart of resilient ecosystems. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation ​When most people think of buzzing pollinators, the familiar honeybee and bumblebee come to mind. But did you know that there are over 4,000 species of bee native to North America, ...
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May
14

Rain, rain, come my way! Rain gardens and reducing runoff

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​May rainy spell got you down and looking at your garden forlornly? Cheer up by planning ways to incorporate rain water capture and filtration into eye-catching garden features! Why? When rainwater runs off roofs, patios, and pavement, through gutters and storm drains, it flows into nearby waterways, carrying with it any pollution it encountered al...
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Apr
24

Gardening That Does Good!

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Whether you're looking for vegetables to plant in your garden, a houseplant to brighten your home, or flowers that will provide food for native pollinators, local plant sales have it all! Local plant sales are great opportunities to get interesting plant varieties while supporting local schools, nonprofit organizations, and nurseries. Her...
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