WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Thousands of Thanks - at Aslan Depot, Bellingham WA October 15, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm A private event to thank our major supporters.|
|Solarize San Juans (San Juan Island) - at Bakery San Juan, Friday Harbor WA October 16, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm OPALCO’s Switch it Up program has partnered with the Community Energy Challenge to bring you the biggest possible savings on solar power for your business when you participate in Solarize San Juan.|
|Whatcom Housing Week - October 21 - October 26, All Day Join us for Housing Week where community members, civic leaders, and industry professionals are invited to engage in dialogue about creative housing solutions for everyone.|
|Skagit Farmer Restaurant Mixer + Marketing Workshop - at The Front Gallery, Mount Vernon October 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us for an evening of facilitated networking, good food and drink, and getting more connected!|
|Solarize San Juans (Lopez Island) - at Lopez Islander Waterfront Restaurant, Lopez Island WA October 29, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm OPALCO’s Switch it Up program has partnered with the Community Energy Challenge to bring you the biggest possible savings on solar power for your business when you participate in Solarize San Juan.|
|Business Over Breakfast November - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA November 06, 8:00 am - 9:15 am Come for the networking, leave with experience!First Wednesdays of the month, September through November, hear from local business owners and experts on relevant topics to utilize in your everyday work. Half speed networking half presentation.|
BUILDING COMMUNITIES & STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY
A New Economic Model
“The northern Washington town of Bellingham may be the epicenter of a new economic model for a post-consumerist economy, producing goods and services focused on what surrounding communities need and can sustain.”
-NPR Marketplace, interview with Sustainable Connections
A Local Living Economy
Choosing local retailers creates jobs and community. Hear from a variety of local entrepreneurs who call Bellingham home and learn why they choose to live and love local.
How is a nun from the 1880s and Bellingham’s local food scene connected? We’ll tell ya! Click through to learn how PeaceHealth set the stage for taking care of overall community health and wellbeing, and what that means for some of our local farmers today.
Let Your Tastebuds Travel the World with BTC Culinary Students! BTC is a Bellingham gem that is serving affordable and delicious local fare for a good cause.
Meet Twin Cedars Farm, totally dedicated to sustainable agriculture and growing delicious local food. “We start with the seeds, and decide what to grow based on flavor and cooking performance,” he says. “From there it’s a matter of making sure the soil has the right nutrients to produce a good final product…”