We are dedicated to assisting all public and private schools in Clark County. Contact us for guidance in waste reduction, composting, recycling and sustainability efforts in your schools. We're here to help!

  • Michelle Picinich
  • Ellen Ives
  • Carly Marshall
  • Eric Stricker
  • Michelle Picinich

    Michelle Picinich

    Michelle Picinich is your Clark County Green Schools partner, encouraging green practices and sustainability in all of our schools, public and private. She is passionate about waste reduction and recycling, especially growing and inspiring young environmental leaders to make a difference for future generations.

    Michelle has lived in Clark County for 19 years and has four children in local schools. She is amazed by the passion she sees from students, teachers and staff and is excited to be a part of lasting change in the Clark County educational community.

    564.397.5290

  • Ellen Ives

    Ellen Ives

    Ellen Ives is a Waste Connections educator in Sustainability and Waste Reduction. She spends much of her time in schools inspiring them to foster a school-wide green culture. Ellen teaches lessons and leads activities to provide each person with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitude, commitment and skills needed to “rethink waste” and change behaviors to protect and improve our environment.

    Ellen has been a motivating member of our community for many years. Prior to working for Waste Connections, she was a teacher in Clark County schools. Ellen is well known for her dedication and work educating future environmental leaders and their green team’s successful projects throughout the school district.

    In April 2018, Ellen was honored as a Green Medalist by Washington Green Schools for her individual contributions to the environment and making a lasting impact with youth.

    360.449.8396

  • Carly Marshall

    Carly Marshall

    Carly Marshall is the newest AmeriCorps member with Clark County Green Schools, serving from September 2018 until August 2019 as an Environmental Outreach Coordinator. She is excited to help students reduce their environmental impact and grow a healthier community.

    Carly grew up in Clark County and has returned to the area after studying environmental science and resource management at the University of Washington's School of Forestry. She has done research on old growth trees and has worked in natural resource policy. Carly can be found enjoying the beautiful trails of the Columbia River Gorge or napping with her dogs.

    564.397.7751

  • Eric Stricker

    Eric Stricker

    Eric Stricker is supporting the Clark County Green Schools and Master Composter Recycler programs in 2019. Eric graduated from the University of Portland in 2017 with degrees in environmental ethics and policy. He previously served as the Clark County Green Schools AmeriCorps member for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Eric, a Clark County native, now lives in Portland. Much of his time growing up was spent in school music programs and the Boy Scouts of America, where he obtained the rank of Eagle in 2013. Eric enjoys getting out in nature any way he can including backpacking, disk-golfing, and cycling.

    564.397.7314