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  • Michelle Picinich
  • Hana Marino
  • Ellen Ives
  • 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 18 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.

  • Hana Marino

    Hana Marino

    Hana Marino supports both the Clark County Green Schools program and the Master Composter Recycler program, working in both roles to help decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills and spread education messages about recycling and composting. She loves working within the realm of food systems and is passionate about food waste reduction. Visiting schools and seeing student’s dedication to reducing food waste is a constant inspiration and motivation for what she does.

    Hana has lived in the area for three years, moving after college to serve in an AmeriCorps position doing sustainability outreach for Clark County Environmental Services. She also served in an AmeriCorps Vista position with Second Harvest Foodbank and worked for the Vancouver Farmers Market. She loves working within her community to address issues in our food system and strives to continually reduce the amount of single use plastic and food waste in her personal life.

  • 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.