Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
Nov
08

Reducing food waste: scrappy cooking

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To celebrate the 11th anniversary of Clark County Green Neighbors, we recently hosted an event focused on reducing food waste and promoting sustainable cooking practices. The Scrappy Cooking event, with special guest presenter Stacey Tigner-Loy with WSU Clark County Extension SNAP-Ed , was an interactive demonstration that inspired attendees t...

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Nov
07

Season of sustainability: Develop new habits to create low waste holiday meals

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This holiday season, join Clark County Green Neighbors in embracing greener and more sustainable holiday celebrations. A crucial aspect of reducing our ecological footprint during the holidays is minimizing food waste. Food waste in landfills contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbates climate change. On average, Washington state genera...

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Oct
30

Sustainable Halloween Tips: Composting Pumpkins in Clark County

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Are you wondering what to do with your leftover pumpkins after Halloween? Instead of throwing them away, compost them to reduce food waste and create nutrient-rich soil! In Clark County, residents can place pumpkins in yard debris carts for composting. By composting pumpkins, you divert organic material from landfills and contribute to building a m...

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Oct
19

Sustainable Halloween Tips: Eco-Friendly Costumes

If you plan on embracing spooky season by dressing up for Halloween, here are some tips on how to reduce waste when creating and parting ways with your costume! Having a green Halloween is an opportunity to let creative energy flow and save money.   Ways to be green this Halloween 1. Instead of purchasing mass-produced, low-quality costumes tr...

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Oct
03

78th Street Heritage Farm Community Compost Hub

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78th Street Heritage Farm has been a community staple in Clark County dating back almost 150 years! As part of the March 2020 Master Plan, which outlines plans for Heritage Farm as an agricultural, educational, and recreational community asset, Heritage Farm is now also a community composting hub! As part of Clark County's We Compost program, Herit...

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