Going Green

Clark County Green Neighbors DIY Fair

February 28, 2014
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Clark County Green Neighbors DIY Fair

Free DIY Fair Saturday March 15th 9-4pm A free event offering 32 workshops to help you do simple projects around your home. Parking:  On-site parking is free and available in the lots adjacent to Gaiser Hall.  You can enter from Fort Vancouver Way.  We will have directional signs that should help you locate these lots.…

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The Afterlife of a Junked Car

February 28, 2014
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The Afterlife of a Junked Car

It happens to the best of vehicles. Regardless of how many times they were lovingly polished or blissfully neglected, all cars eventually reach the end of their useful lives (aside from the timeless, restored classics). Although most of us do not like to imagine what happens to our beloved set of wheels after we say…

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Radon, an Invisible, Odorless Northwest Issue

February 24, 2014
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Radon, an Invisible, Odorless Northwest Issue

Portland and Vancouver have a radon issue– one that has been here for thousands of years–and it is not going to go away. The soil in the Willamette Valley, much of Clark County, and the Columbia River Gorge has a granite component, Ice Age material brought down the Columbia River from Montana repeatedly between 10,000…

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Radon, an Invisible, Ordorless Northwest Issue

February 24, 2014
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Radon, an Invisible, Ordorless Northwest Issue

Portland and Vancouver have a radon issue– one that has been here for thousands of years–and it is not going to go away. The soil in the Willamette Valley, much of Clark County, and the Columbia River Gorge has a granite component, Ice Age material brought down the Columbia River from Montana repeatedly between 10,000…

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How to Stop Energy from Leaking out your Windows & Doors

February 17, 2014
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How to Stop Energy from Leaking out your Windows & Doors

In an economy struggling to recover, businesses and individuals alike are trimming costs wherever possible. Many homeowners are choosing to put their budgets on a diet — and a good place to start eliminating unnecessary costs is with energy use. Most homeowners pay dearly for the convenience of appliances, climate control, and electric lighting. Among…

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WasteBusters are Looking for a Few Good Families

February 11, 2014
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WasteBusters are Looking for a Few Good Families

Clark County seeks committed households for waste reduction challenge. The average Clark County resident generates 8 pounds of solid waste every day. Think you can do better? Clark County Environmental Services is looking for households to compete in the county’s waste reduction challenge for their third “Green Neighbors are Wastebusters” competition on March 8. Wastebusters…

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FREE COMPOSTING, RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING, Clark Co.

January 14, 2014
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FREE COMPOSTING, RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING, Clark Co.

Make a Difference in 2014 The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will…

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Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

January 14, 2014
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Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

Make a Difference in 2014 The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will…

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Solar Oregon, Solar Drinks in the New Year

January 7, 2014
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Solar Oregon,  Solar Drinks in the New Year

January Solar Drinks Solar and Renewables at New Columbia Wednesday, January 22, 6-8pm Join Solar Oregon for the first Solar Drinks of the New Year and hear New Columbia’s Solar Story. New Columbia’s 82 acre redevelopment in 2006 incorporated a broad range of solar and sustainable approaches. Learn about this unique development and get an…

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The Ten Best Green Cars

January 4, 2014
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The Ten Best Green Cars

After years and years of planning, lobbying and testing, green cars have become a viable alternative for both makers and consumers.. Cars are available with hybrid or alternative fuel systems, so car buyers can choose from a wide range of eco-vehicles to ease the environmental angst of a growing number of ecologically aware consumers. In…

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