Clark County Green News

Current Green Schools news, articles and information

Celebrating Community Partnerships Between Schools and a Local Bike Repair Shop


Have you ever noticed a bike tube on your school's compost bin? These bike tubes have been repurposed from a local bike shop to help fasten compost cart liners to the bins - keeping bins cleaner and allowing the liners to be reused!  One of the most common contaminants found in Clark County's recycling and compost stream is plastic and compost...

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Clark County Honors K-12 Environmental Sustainability Champions with Green Awards

This Earth Day, Clark County Public Health is honoring environmental sustainability leaders in local K-12 schools with the 2023 Green Awards. The annual Green Awards highlight the accomplishments of individuals and organizations and celebrate their commitment to reducing harmful environmental impacts, educating others, and giving back to the commun...

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Elementary Student Summit Recap


In March, Clark County Green Schools and EarthGen hosted the Elementary Student Summit at Clark College. The theme of the event was green team action and sharing. A total of 70 students from seven elementary schools attended the event – representing the many efforts to improve sustainability in schools across Clark County. The morning half of the s...

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Introducing Food Waste Prevention Week!


April 10-16 is Food Waste Prevention Week! Join Clark County in celebrating our second year partnering with the Food Waste Prevention campaign. This year, the Washington State Department of Ecology is encouraging you to be a food waste prevention partner. Keep reading to learn the origin story of Food Waste Prevention Week, including information on...

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Get to Know Kris Potter!


 Say hello to Kris Potter, the first paid School Garden Coordinator in Clark County! I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris to discuss how she became a professional School Garden Coordinator at Battle Ground Public School's River Homelink. Kris shared tips and inspiration for planning school gardens and some stories from her experie...

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