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
Jun
02

Vance Family Soy Candles

Vance Family Soy Candles
Inspired by the need to provide for her family and her desire to care for the planet and her community, Amy Vance launched Vance Family Soy Candles in 2010. At the time, Amy was seeking scented candles that she could enjoy without having an allergic reaction to the synthetic fragrances commonly found in store-bought candles. Amy thought, "If I can ...
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Apr
19

Paint, Pesticides and Cleaners…oh my!

​Do you have paint from the remodel you did in 1999 still lurking in your garage? Cleaners you bought and tried once, hated the strong smell, and now it's in the chemical graveyard under your sink or in your garage? Or wait, maybe that's just me? Maybe you change your own oil and you have old milk jugs of automotive fluids you need to dispose of? O...
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Feb
05

Got bags?

Got bags?
No, I'm not talking about the bags under your eyes because you were up too late binge-watching Netflix, or the ones on your hips from eating too many Christmas cookies. I'm talking about reusable grocery bags. Where did they go?  Seriously? Where? I have about 20 of those darn things, but when I'm at the grocery store … ummm… none. Out on...
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Oct
29

Rethinking Halloween Costumes

What has happened with Halloween costumes? As a kid, I remember when Halloween rolled around, we would scavenge around our home to see what we could piece together to make a costume. It was like a treasure hunt. It required creativity, thoughtfulness, usually no money and a whole lot of fun. Now, we are inundated with fancy, high dollar costumes. T...
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Oct
12

Are you afraid of bats?!

Halloween is coming soon, which means fun-sized candy, horror movies and scary creatures of the night. Bats are often associated with this spooky celebration, but they shouldn't be and here's why. Busting myths about bats 1. Vampire bats are real vampires. While Green Neighbors can neither confirm nor deny the existence of vampires, we can say that...
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