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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February 22nd at Kiggin's Theater, 6:00-7:30 PM

Green Awards, Keynote, Food, and Fun! 

Doors open at 5:30 PM

The Green Gala is a fun celebration of sustainability in our community, and is hosted by Clark County at Kiggins Theater in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. At this event, awards are presented, and a local leader in sustainability will give a keynote address – all to inspire the community to take action!

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Keynote speaker from Waste Not Food Taxi

Learn about this nonprofit that is working to reduce food waste and fight hunger with volunteers who pick up leftover edible food in the Portland Metro area and deliver it to hunger-relief organizations.

Temple Lentz

Hosting the Green Gala!

Presenting the Green Awards!

Green Business of the Year (small and large)

Green Apple Award

Green Neighbor Award

Master Composter Recycler Superstar

Free door prizes from these local Green Businesses:


The Mighty Bowl

New Seasons Market (Fisher's Landing)

The Source Climbing Center

Vance Family Soy Candles  

Reception to follow, upstairs at Kiggins

Click here to learn more about Green Awards

green awards table

Green Awards

Green Business of the Year

This award is presented to one small (25 employees or less) and one large (26 employees or more) Green Business in Clark County that demonstrate sustainability in all of their business practices. They show innovation and creativity to reduce waste, reuse materials, purchase sustainably, conserve water, be energy efficient, and to serve the community. Come to the Green Gala to see the winners announced! Click here to see winners of the 2017 Green Business of the Year awards.

Green Apple AwardKiggins Marquee lightened

This award is presented to an individual that works in schools and educates the next generation to be mindful and to practice sustainability. Teachers, custodians, maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, school administrators, and green team leaders that work with kids to teach sustainability are all eligible for this award. Come to the Green Gala to see the new winner announced! Click here to see 2017 award winners.

Green Neighbor Award

This award is given to celebrate the work of a volunteer that goes beyond the norm to serve the community through the Green Neighbors program. The winner of this award demonstrates leadership and creativity to serve the Clark County community, and is a great example for living a sustainable lifestyle. Come to the Green Gala to see the winner announced! To learn more about volunteering for the Green Neighbors program, click here.

Master Composter Recycler Superstar

This award is given to recognize an exemplary Master Composter Recycler (MCR) volunteer that goes above the call to action, serving communities throughout Clark County. MCR volunteers go through a 10 week training in composting, recycling, and sustainability, then go on to volunteer to teach the public what they've learned. The winner of this award demonstrates dedication to sustainability, and volunteers beyond what is required for the MCR program. To learn more about the MCR program, click here.

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Other Green Events

Ridgefield Habitat Restoration Wednesday
Wed Feb 21 @ 9:00AM
Tree Caller Night
Wed Feb 21 @ 6:00PM
Ag Business Skills
Wed Feb 21 @ 6:00PM
Sierra Club Stop the Mount St Helens mine
Wed Feb 21 @ 6:30PM
Spring Home&Garden Expo
Thu Feb 22 @11:00AM