Get Involved in your Community!
How and where to get involved with your community
Community can mean many different things. Whether it’s the people you spend your free time with, where you buy your groceries, or where you choose to live, each of these communities plays a vital role in how we live our lives. Through partnership with Clark Public Utilities, a range of resources and communities are available to help you learn more about energy efficiency, and connect with the people and places throughout Clark County. Today, we’re talking about a few of those resources, and how they can benefit you and your family.
Planet Clark is an educational outreach program developed in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services, Building Safety, and Environmental Services of Clark County. The program allows private business partners to provide a range of expertise and resources you probably won’t find in most similar programs, and it lets them combine their efforts to more effectively serve you, the members of the community. As partners of the program, you can be sure that these businesses offer goods and services that help to save energy, build sustainable homes, and soften the impact on our environment.
Why Planet Clark?
With a regularly-updated blog, year-round calendar of events and idea fairs, and even a Planet Clark Trailer available for booking at your next community event, Planet Clark is an endless source of knowledge and resources in areas like building safety, energy efficiency, home checklists, and business partner referrals, to help you increase your knowledge of sustainable living, and improve the energy efficiency of your home or office.
Mike Selig, Program Manager
(360) 397-2375 ext. 4540
Columbia Springs is an over 100-acre urban natural area nestled within the Vancouver city limits, on the site of the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery. Since opening to the public in 1997, it has provided over 100,000 kids and adults the opportunity to get outdoors and to learn more about the natural world, through field studies, workshops, service learning projects, summer day camps, community events, and more.
Why Columbia Springs?
There’s no better way to develop a respect and accountability toward the environment, than through experiencing a personal connection with nature. And that’s exactly what a day at Columbia Springs can offer. Thanks to the generous support of its partners, this non-profit organization is free to the public, open from dawn until dusk, and offers miles of paved and unpaved walking paths dotted with display ponds, interpretive displays, and picnic areas, as well as regularly-held programs and events.
12208 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA, 98683
Clark Public Utilities
(Yup—that’s us!) As your utility provider, we’re committed to doing much more than keeping the lights on and the water flowing. We’re a customer-owned utility, and we work hard to make Clark County a great place to live. That includes maintaining an ever-growing catalog of resource links and partner referrals on our website, and hosting a variety of community engagement programs.
Why Clark Public Utilities?
Our employees volunteer more than 6,000 hours every year. Our year-round calendar of events includes everything from tree planting, to run/walk fundraisers, to food drives, as we work together to advance the development of our communities, the education of our young people, and the wellbeing of every resident of Clark County.
Visit our community page
Check out our community and resource links
Or call our communications department at 360-992-3231
However you choose to further your connection to Clark County, active engagement with a community like these is an excellent way to stay informed, further your understanding of energy efficiency, and appreciate the people and places around you.