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Sustainability Champion Award Winners

Sustainability Champion Awards Ceremony 2016

Sustainable Connections has been privileged for the past six years, to hand out gorgeous wood plaques, created by Smith & Vallee, to marvelous business owners who embody the tenants of Strong Community, Healthy Environment, Meaningful Employment and Thinking Local First.

We are fortunate to work every day with leaders and pioneers crafting the future of best business practices. This community has an   incredible wealth of knowledge, innovation, and heart.  Help us congratulate our previous winners.

Congratulations The 2014 Sustainability Champions!

Bham Farmers Market award Osprey Hill award Q Laundry award

Lifetime Achievement.Boundary Bay

We were pleased to present the following awards at the February 2015 All Members Meeting to these inspirational and innovative businesses

Strong Community - Bellingham Farmers Market

Healthy Environment - Osprey Hill Farm

Meaningful Employment - Q Laundry

Buying Local First - Faber Construction

Lifetime Achievement - Janet Lightner & Ed Bennett of Boundary Bay Brewery

Read more about their extraordinary accomplishments here.

Past Award Winners


  • Strong Community - Whatcom Educational Credit Union
  • Healthy Environment - Terra Organica
  • Meaningful Employment - Bellingham Bay Builders
  • Buying Local First - Ciao Thyme
  • Lifetime Achievement - John Blethen of New Whatcom Interiors


  • Strong Community - Louis Auto & Residential Glass
  • Healthy Environment - 2020 Engineering
  • Meaningful Employment - VSH CPAs
  • Buying Local First  - Mallard Ice Cream
  • Lifetime Achievement  - Chuck & Dee Robinson of Village Books & Paper Dreams


  • Strong Community - The Community Food Co-op
  • Healthy Environment - The North Fork Brewery
  • Meaningful Employment - Assembly-Plus
  • Buying Local First  - Chuckanut Builders
  • Lifetime Achievement  - Duane Jager of ReUse Works


  • Strong Community - Samuel's Furniture
  • Healthy Environment - Lummi Island Wild
  • Meaningful Employment - Woodstone
  • Buying Local First  - The Table & Bellingham Pasta Co.
  • Lifetime Achievement  - Fred & Lynn Berman of Pastazza
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