Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt.

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April 1–7 2024

Food Waste Prevention Week is a national sustainability campaign where 48 states, 11 countries and over 600 organizations inspire their communities to stop food waste in the first place. The campaign seeks to reframe the way we think about our food and aims to amplify sustainable food waste prevention tricks and reduce the amount of organic material sent to the landfill. As impassioned advocates for reducing local households’ environmental impacts, the Clark County Solid Waste Education and Outreach team has joined this movement to spread awareness about the impact of food waste. Their work is driven forward by House Bill 1799 and the Washington State Department of Ecology's statewide goal to reduce food waste by 50% before 2030.

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Food Waste Prevention Podcast

This year, Clark County’s Solid Waste Education and Outreach programs are hosting a five-episode podcast series in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver’s student run radio station, KougRadio, to bring expert-led discussions on hot topics around food waste.

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Food Prevention Podcast Episode Guide

The Food Cycle

Saré Campbell, a graduate from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science, discusses her new project on closing the loop on food waste composting to cycle nutrients for local farmers using food scraps that would otherwise be landfilled.
Guest Speaker: Saré Campbell

Smart Shopping

Celina Montgomery, the Clark County Green Business Senior Environmental Outreach Specialist, and Shannon Hunter, with the Clark County Composter Recycler program discuss meal prepping and smart shopping prevent food waste.
Guest Speakers: Celina Montgomery & Shannon Hunter

Food Waste and Children

Tina Kendall, a Senior Operations Specialist at Clark County, and Sami Springs Lecain, Senior Environmental Outreach Specialist and lead of the Clark County Green Schools Program, discuss food waste and prevention in our Clark County schools.
Guest Speakers: Tina Kendall & Sami Springs Lecain

Store it Safe

Pete DuBois, Senior Lead of the Clark County Composter Recycler program, discusses proper food storage and handling to help prevent food waste in your home.
Guest Speaker: Pete Dubois

Creative Reuse
Episode Available March 28, 2024

Stacey Tinger-Loy, a Washington State University Extension SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, discusses creative approaches to using up leftovers to avoid food waste.
Guest Speaker: Stacey Tinger-Loy