Clark County ‘conscious consumption’ series offers tips for environmentally friendly lifestyles

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Clark County Public Health is joining Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for a free educational series highlighting environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Public Health’s Green Neighbors, Green Schools and Composter Recycler programs, along with several other community organizations, will be offering workshops as part of the Conscious Consumption series at the Cascade Park Community Library. The series features workshops and events for residents of all ages to learn about sustainability topics, including food waste reduction, worm bin composting, and sustainable fashion.

Join Public Health at the Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave., Vnncouver, for the following events: 

  • Recycling 201 & Organics 101: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Public Health partners at the city of Vancouver and Waste Connections discuss options for recycling, donating and properly disposing of items that are not accepted in curbside recycling carts. Participants will also learn about the curbside organics program available in the cities of Vancouver and Ridgefield. 
  • Cooking with Leftovers: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Creative cooking expert Stacey Tigner-Loy from WSU Clark County Extension SNAP-ED will lead an interactive cooking demonstration and discuss mindful food purchasing, storing and cooking.
  • Trashion Show: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18. People 12 years and older can create a wearable garment or accessory for the Trashion Show runway or submit artwork for a gallery show. Prizes will be awarded to participants, and all ages are welcome to attend the show. Registration is required for participants only. 
  • Composting with Redworms: 2-3:30 pm Saturday, June 1. Experts from the Composter Recycler program will teach participants how to compost using red worms. Upon completion, participants will have the chance to receive their own worm bin, free of charge.

Visit the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries event calendar for a complete list of upcoming Conscious Consumption events, including a clothing swap and a session that teaches participants how to hand sew. To learn more about recycling, composting and reducing waste at home, visit the Green Neighbors website.