Happy July! We hope the recent sun sightings in Clark County have set off your excitement for the arrival of summer!
As we are gearing up for the holiday weekend we wanted to take a moment to pass along some friendly reminders about safe firework disposal. Improper disposal of fireworks puts waste and recycling workers at increased risk of injury from fires in their trucks and at transfer stations. And fireworks debris, if not properly cleaned up, can be washed into storm drains that lead to streams, rivers and lakes. Fireworks contain heavy metals and other chemicals that can harm fish and wildlife. Learn more about safe firework disposal.
Plastic Free July is a global movement calling for a big change - an international reduction to the use of disposable plastics. Plastic Free July has challenged the notion that we are reliant on plastics and has encouraged residents and businesses to adopt practices that decrease (or even eliminate!) the use of plastics in the month of July. Join us this month in saying no to disposable plastic materials, and help develop a new environmentally friendly habit this month like using a reusable bag, bottle or to-go container!
Columbia Springs has been awarded the 2022 Clark County Green Business of the Year award in the Non-Profit/Government category! We are proud to help celebrate their environmental achievements and elevate their environmental education work in the community.
The 2022 Clark County Green Business of the Year Award in the Non-Profit/Government category is presented to Columbia Springs for their commitment to environmental stewardship. Columbia Springs is a community education organization with the aim of inspiring Clark County residents to adopt sustainable lifestyles that incorporate a deep appreciation of the natural world.
Clark County Green Business is seeking AmeriCorps applicants for Fall 2022!
The new AmeriCorps member in this position will support businesses by assisting in their efforts to develop green team projects and increase environmental sustainability through waste reduction, recycling and composting programs.
Each year the Clark County Green Neighbors program organizes a self-guided tour on the third Sunday in July of the most vibrant and enchanting natural gardens in the county. All of these gardens thrive without the use of synthetic chemicals and include a wide variety of natural features and innovative gardening techniques.
All garden hosts use natural gardening techniques while skipping the use of synthetic chemicals. Seek inspiration from your neighbors to make your yard safe for kids, pets and the environment!
When: Sunday, July 17th Where: Various locations in Clark County
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.