Hello Visitor, Summer is just around the corner! That means it's almost time for Recycled Arts Festival. This year's event will feature over 130 artists with creations made from at least 75% recycled or reused materials! Recycled Arts Festival features music, activities, and lots of ways to celebrate art and the environment. See you at Esther Short Park on June 29 & 30!
Craft beer and the environment. These are two things that Pacific Northwesterners absolutely love (if you couldn't already tell by all the hiking trails and brew pubs). Because of this, we would love to talk about Fortside Brewing Company in Vancouver, Washington; a local craft brewery with a talent for sustainability.
Cleaning can be a messy task, but that doesn't mean you need harsh chemicals to get every job done. Bleach, ammonia, solvents, oven cleaners, antimicrobial soaps and petroleum based cleaners are examples of cleaning products that can be harmful to employees, clients and the environment. Switching to green products does not have to be complicated or costly.
This month, Clark County is hosting the Green Business Morning Blend! Learn what Clark County is doing to bring composting to neighborhoods, schools and businesses. We will also take a tour of Heritage Farm to see the compost demonstration plot, and check out other projects happening at Heritage Farm. Operating since 1871, the 79-acre farm has orchards, compost demonstrations, community gardens and more.
Join us at the 14th annual Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park; the hippest, most eco-conscious festival in all of Clark County. See how people, just like you, are giving new life to old items that would otherwise have been lost in a landfill. Come out and be amazed at the artistic creations, join your kids in expressing their green side by creating their own Eco-Art, or just relax and listen to some wonderful music.
Join Urban Abundance and City of Vancouver's Urban Forestry for a summer pruning workshop! You don't only have to prune your fruit trees in the cold weather! Come join us and Urban Forestry at Healthy Homeland community orchard to learn how selective fruit thinning (culling) in the summer is a fantastic way to promote overall tree health and get your trees to produce the biggest & healthiest fruit possible. Event will start with a demonstration on proper culling techniques to use followed by some hands on practice with the apple, pear, quince, and persimmon trees in the orchard. Training, tools, and gloves provided.
Join us this July for a plastic-free life, and together we can turn our dream of a plastic-free world into reality. Alongside thousands of EcoChallengers around the world, you take on a 31-day EcoChallenge designed by you.
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 are 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.