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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Conservation is Important

We seem to have plenty of water in Clark County — so why do we need to conserve it?

It may feel like it rains all the time, but we get very little rainfall in Clark County during the summer months. This dry season is also the time when people start using water outdoors – causing demand for water to double. For this reason, summer is the most important time to conserve water.

Water, water everywhere – and only three percent to drink. Really! Only three percent of the water on our planet is fresh water. Everyone knows we need clean drinking water in order to live. We also need freshwater to water our crops, give us fish to eat, light our homes, clean our homes and clothes, and even provide recreation.

On average, each American’s water footprint is about 32,911 glasses of water each day. Feel full? Certainly you don’t drink that much water each day. It is estimated that only eight percent of worldwide water use is for drinking water, bathing, cooking, sanitation, and gardening. Turns out that most of the fresh water is used to make goods you consume, grow crops you eat, and generate energy for your home.

 

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