We hope you're enjoying summertime! Clark County Green Business is taking a short break from hosting events this season, but we hope to see you in the fall for more workshops and networking. In the meantime, we're here to support your green team and waste reduction projects. If you're looking to spruce up your recycling program, get in touch! Also, you can always visit our online form to request free posters, deskside boxes, recycling presentations and more.
After a delay in implementation, Washington's statewide bag ban goes into effect on October 1. This new law prohibits single-use plastic carryout bags in all retail and grocery stores, restaurants, takeout establishments, festivals, and markets and requires an 8-cent charge for all recycled content paper carryout bags and reusable carryout bags made of film plastic. Learn more about the ban here.
As a certified green business for several years, Jamie Erdman believes part of her obligation as a business owner is to make the community better at every opportunity. From composting to reducing plastic bag liners, Thatcher's Coffee works hard to foster sustainable habits and change norms.
never flush or throw away medications
Medications should never be flushed or placed in the garbage or recycling. Keep our waterways healthy and happy by returning unused and expired medicine to a MED-Project collection site for safe and free disposal! This statewide program provides easy medicine drop-off for residents at pharmacies, medical facilities, and police stations. A mail-back service is also available. Learn more about how to participate in the program by visiting their website.
energy star portfolio manager
Join live Energy Star webinars or view recordings of past events about Portfolio Manager. Learn how to use this benchmarking tool to measure and track energy, water use, waste and materials, and greenhouse gas emissions. By using Portfolio Manager, you can apply for recognition that can be earned for buildings as well as individual tenant space.
a bug's life - safer pest control
Most of the world’s insects are considered beneficial or neutral to people. Only a few are truly pests. They can often be managed in ways that reduce potential harm to non-targets such as people and pets and also protect our environment. Join WSU Clark County Master Gardeners to learn to about some of our common insect pests and get techniques for managing them without the use of pesticides.
2021 natural garden tour goes live on 7/18
The Natural Garden Tour showcases 13 selected gardens in an interactive virtual format, incorporating a video tour, GIS Story Map, photos and more! Join us on this virtual tour to draw inspiration on creating or enhancing your own garden oasis.
choose to refuse single-use plastic #plasticfreejuly challenge
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Take the challenge and learn about ways you can reduce single-use plastic at home, work and school.
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.