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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MCR Volunteers get crafty with their payback hours

It sure has been a wild ride for the MCR Class of 2020! It's hard to believe it's been about five months since we all last saw each other. Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our last couple training classes. Luckily, we are all making the most out of this time and doing our best to stay connected. We have been hosting monthly...
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Connecting in a virtual world a boon for MCR workshops
You may be surprised to learn that the Clark County Master Composter Recycler program is part of Clark County Public Health. Taking care of natural resources and protecting our environment have strong ties to the health and well-being of our community. So really, it's a natural fit! Being part of Public Health means that we strive to model the beha...
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Thank you, Master Composter Recycler volunteers!

In 2019, 53 active Master Composter Recycler volunteers logged over 2,300 volunteer hours and reached over 10,000 people. They answered questions at community events, taught workshops, wrote recycling articles for their neighborhood newsletters, saved 50 tons of coffee grounds from being sent to the landfill and so much more! Their work has a ...
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Why join the Master Composter Recyclers? "Pizza." Current volunteers tell us what it's like being an MCR.

Clark County is fortunate to have so many programs, partners and opportunities to teach our community how to live more sustainably. After all, a lot of small actions add up to big change! But we need lots of help to get out to the dozens of events, schools and businesses who are hungry for knowledge to help them reduce their environmental impact.&n...
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Check it out: natural building at our CASEE demo site

Master Composter Recycler volunteers share their knowledge of and passion about green living and waste reduction through many different activities, including the management of three demonstration sites throughout Clark County. Cari C-O, a Master Composter Recycler from this year's training class, is an expert on natural building techniques. With Ca...
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