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
29

The RAF Wrap

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The 13th annual Recycled Arts Festival was one of our best yet! About 40 thousand people visited Esther Short Park over the weekend to purchase and be inspired by art made from at least 75 percent recycled or reclaimed materials from 133 artists! Metal and glass garden art, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and furniture: we had something for everyone...
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Jun
26

When the Smoke Clears: Firework Disposal

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Many people believe that fireworks are harmless after they go off, but explosives are still dangerous even after the smoke has cleared. It's important to dispose of fireworks properly to keep workers safe and not contaminate other materials or the environment. Fireworks are NOT RECYCLABLE. Even if they are composed of cardboard, residues from the e...
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Jun
11

13th Annual Recycled Arts Festival - Insider Inclusive

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Why should you go to the Recycled Arts Festival? The Art! Of course, why else would you go to a "Recycled Arts Festival?" We have over 130 vendors all specialized in working with recycled materials. Don't miss the Sculpture Garden where you can vote for your favorite entry. Come be inspired and find a few treasures to take home. Procession of the S...
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Jun
08

Name that Garbage: Plastics

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 Can you guess the material based off the description? The following are NOT recyclable in Clark County curbside collections:    I'm light and stretchy and oh so convenient. I'll crowd out your closet or drift away on the wind. What am I? You'll find me most commonly in the produce section of the store though I could be lurking ...
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May
29

Green Business Spotlight: AmeriCorps for Green Business

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This month the spotlight shines not on a Green Business but within Clark County's Green Business program, to a hardworking AmeriCorps member, Jesse Barr. Barr started his AmeriCorps service with Green Business in October 2017 and is now the driving force behind food waste outreach in restaurants across the county. Barr spends his time reaching out ...
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