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Learn to ‘Do It Yourself’ Saturday, March 15, to save money, live green


Sally Fisher, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 4939

Jim Mansfield, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 39-2121 ext. 4016

Vancouver, WA – A group of community partners will sponsor an educational fair next weekend to help local families learn skills and techniques to save money and prevent pollution.

The Green Neighbors Do-It-Yourself Fair will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in Gaiser Hall at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

“The fair will help people learn how to be more self-sufficient and save money by using environmentally friendly ways to maintain yards, homes and household belongings,” said Don Benton, Director of Clark County Environmental Services.

The event will include workshops on rain-friendly landscaping, bicycle basics, gardening with children, raising chickens, eco-roofs, computer maintenance, basic plumbing and wiring, tree planting, composting, nature-scaping, sheetrock repair and potential risks of radon, mold and lead.

The fair will include exhibits from local agencies and companies.

For example, Clark Public Utilities will sponsor a compact fluorescent bulb exchange. Each person can drop off unbroken, burned-out bulbs and receive up to six new bulbs. No fluorescent tubes or fixtures will be accepted.

Environmental Services is sponsoring the event in cooperation with other county departments, local businesses, organizations and agencies. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 people and a garage heater will be given away as a door prize.

For a complete list of workshops, visit

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