As we write, the wind is howling and the rain is pouring. It feels like the kind of day to hunker down with some yummy, hot, fresh food from a local restaurant. Check out Dine the Couve, a month-long event offering deals for diners at local restaurants. Several certified Clark County Green Businesses are participating: Grays Restaurant, Trusty Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Hudson's Bar & Grill, Fortside Brewing Co. and Niche Wine Bar. Learn more about Dine the Couve here, and don't forget that you can use our directory to see which local businesses have certified with the Green Business program.
In 2013, Niche Wine Bar became one of the first certified Green Businesses in downtown Vancouver. From the very beginning owner Leah Jackson has modeled green business principles and makes every effort to incorporate thoughtful elements into her business that minimize the wine bar's environmental footprint.
Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly event to network and discuss business environmental initiatives with others in the community. This month Katie Dwaileebe from Natural Grocers in Hazel Dell will present their sustainability story and the efforts of their green team. From operational practices like using green cleaning products to consumer-facing features like a bag-free checkout, Natural Grocers has a number of green initiatives to share.
The Master Composter Recyclers are offering their free workshop series virtually starting today, October 14. Learn how to reduce waste and make your home and office healthier for people and the planet. You can watch recorded workshops any time, but tune in live to get your questions answered by the experts!
The Green Neighbors program is celebrating eight years of helping Clark County residents reduce their environmental impact, with a virtual birthday party this Saturday, October 17. Tune in to hear master storyteller Will Hornyak bring tales of Nick the Nematode and other fun characters to life!
Clark County is offering financial support to food establishments impacted by the public health measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Clark County Public Health will disburse federal CARES funding to eligible food establishments in the amount paid for their 2020 retail food permit. Food establishment owners can use the CARES funding at their discretion toward any operational expenses. Learn more and apply at the Public Health website.
Clark County Green Business offers recognition for your achievements in waste reduction, conservation and efficiency. We support individuals and green teams to create more sustainable workplaces in Clark County.
We're here to assist with your projects to evaluate and improve environmental practices. We offer assistance for recycling and composting programs and to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies and reduce waste.