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|Energize Whatcom - August 01 - September 30, multiple days or times TAX CREDITS AND USDA ENERGY GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE Is your business too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Is your energy bill through the roof? Sustainable Connections wants to help!|
|Eat Local Month - September 01 - September 30, 12:00 am September Eat Local Month is back! We are excited to be your guide as we taste our way through the very best that Northwest...|
|ALL IN for Climate Action Week - September 20 - September 26, multiple days or times ALL IN for Climate Action Week is a celebration of all the knowledge and resources our community has to offer when looking for solutions to address global climate change at the local level.|
|Whatcom Housing Week - October 18 - October 22, multiple days or times As a member of the Whatcom Housing Alliance, Sustainable Connections is proud to be a part of Whatcom Housing Week - a series of events that build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone.|
|Virtual Climate Action Book Club: All We Can Save - October 21, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Sustainable Connections is making Climate Action Book Club a regular thing, so mark your calendars for the third Thursday in February, June, and October! This October, we will be discussing All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson|
BUILDING COMMUNITIES & STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY
A New Economic Model
-NPR Marketplace, interview with Sustainable Connections
A Local Living Economy
Kragnes Family Farms A Deeply Rooted Farm, In Full Bloom By Alex Smith A sense of place is a powerful thing. Feeling a connection to the land and surroundings provides an intangible feeling of comfort and belonging. When Ben and Tyne first visited Whatcom County, this...
Food is connection. Whether that's families gathering around a kitchen table, farmers harvesting from their fields, or friends getting together at their favorite restaurant, nothing brings people together quite like a meal. And every meal that we've ever enjoyed can...
Summer is in full, glorious swing in Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve been out relishing all the delights that this beautiful place has to offer. Maybe you’re off exploring Bellingham Bay or the San Juans in a kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard. Or perhaps you’re zipping around on your bike, marveling at the various shades of green that flash by. We’ve been enjoying picnics on the beach, too. There’s nothing like a spread of local food and drink enjoyed in the great outdoors, especially with friends or family.