'Tis the season for reflecting and for looking ahead to the coming year. In 2018, Clark County Green Business launched a new website, which contains new resources and ideas for businesses to reduce environmental impact, and we are beginning to plan some exciting new events and program offerings for 2019. As you evaluate green business goals and ideas for the future, know that Clark County Green Business is here to connect you to resources and provide ongoing support for your projects.
Many businesses in Clark County are either considering or starting up collection programs for food scraps. But why compost food scraps? Across the river, PDX has a history of composting and waste prevention that demonstrates the long-term financial and environmental benefits.
The Clark County Green Business program is accepting nominations for our annual Green Business Awards. Don't let your hard work go unnoticed. All certified Green Businesses should consider submitting a nomination form. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.
Business & The Environment is the region’s largest environmental conference and expo. As the “go-to” event for environmental professionals in the northwest, the conference provides you with the latest information and best practices in environmental protection & compliance, new technologies & services, sustainable business practices, and trending policy issues.
Hi my name is Austin and I am the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Green Business Outreach Coordinator. I have lived in Vancouver, Washington for most of my life and it is good to be home again. Having just graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington –Seattle, I am happy to be assisting the Clark County Green Business program's outreach effort so that we can make sustainable business practices more widespread in Clark County.
avoid holiday waste with these tips from clark county green neighbors
Spending quality time with family and friends this holiday season doesn't need to result in lots of extra garbage and waste. Celebrate the holidays like a Clark County Green Neighbor!
Wrap gifts in reusable bags or use old maps, posters, sheet music, fabric scraps or paper bags in place of purchasing wrapping paper.
Give gifts that are durable and repairable. Skip the single-use gadgets.
When baking for a large meal, plan baking times to avoid continuously reheating the oven.
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.