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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News about our community as it relates to the environment
Dec
14

Resilient Recycler: Ditch the Disposables this Holiday… Just Not in the Recycling

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Disposables, what a name! The sheer bluntness of the word should immediately strike a trigger in those of us who consider ourselves avid recyclers. This year, Clark County urges you to think more about "use"-able and less about "dispose"-able.There is no shortage of disposable items out there, especially in terms of dish-ware. From cutlery to dinne...
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Dec
12

Tis' the Season ... to Waste Less Food

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The end of the year is approaching, and for many that means time to break out those once-a-year treats! Dinner parties, cookies and other food traditions can be an important part of the holidays for anyone. Unfortunately, that can also mean more food waste, which means wasted energy, time, land, resources, and potential food for those in need. So h...
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Dec
04

Resilient Recycler: Tis the season… to think about waste!

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Waste ​ . It's not that we don't think about it, but - especially this time of year - there are a lot of other 'more important' things on our minds, so we usually don't think about waste until it becomes a problem . If you're reading this article, chances are you're an avid recycler. It's a lifestyle. All of your friends and family know it but occa...
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Nov
30

Meet our AmeriCorps members!

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The Green Neighbors program is lucky to have two new AmeriCorps members helping serve Clark County. Help us welcome Anne Maher and Jerin Dinkins, who will be serving a 10-month term with Green Neighbors. If you are not familiar, AmeriCorps is a prominent national service program where college graduates help non-profits, government agencies and trib...
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Nov
27

Simplify the Holidays for More of What Matters

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This year Clark County is simplifying the holidays! This holiday season, remember money doesn't buy happiness. Don't believe us? According to a psychological study performed at Northwestern University, people who value wealth, status and stuff are more likely to have feelings of depression, anxiety and are less sociable. These feelings tend to beco...
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