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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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Season of sustainability: Low waste gifts


This holiday season, join Clark County Green Neighbors in embracing greener and more sustainable holiday celebrations. Traditional gift-giving often results in excessive packaging and disposable single-use items which end up in the landfill. By choosing zero-waste gifts, such as experiences, reusable items, or second-hand treasures, we can minimize the environmental impact of our celebrations. Opting for gifts made from recycled materials, ethically sourced products, or locally produced items supports environmentally conscious businesses and artisans, while fostering a shift towards a more sustainable economy.

Join us on this journey towards a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle as we explore practical tips and ideas for sustainable holiday practices.

Gifting with intention

This year let's make the holiday season more sustainable by embracing a low-waste mindset. Here are some ideas to help reduce waste during this festive time:

  • Consider zero-waste gifts. Look for fun local experiences, reusable items, or second-hand treasures to minimize packaging waste and support local businesses.
  • Embrace eco-friendly wrapping. Instead of using traditional wrapping paper, try reusable bags or get creative with old maps, posters, sheet music, or paper bags. Let's make gift-giving more sustainable and fun! 
  • Alternative gift ideas. Give meaningful gifts like homemade goodies in reusable containers, DIY creations, or gift certificates for experiences that will leave a lasting impact on your loved ones.

By incorporating these practices into our holiday celebrations, we can create cherished memories while protecting the planet.

Clark County Green Neighbors wishes you a joyful and eco-friendly holiday season! 

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