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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

Virtual Watch Party: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste -
June 04, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kick back, relax, and enjoy dinner and a FREE movie at home.
Waste & Whatnot -
June 04, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gather with local businesses, organizations, and community members while we discuss innovative ideas about waste, recycling, and more!
Green Home Guide -
June 20, All Day
This year’s Green Home Tour is cancelled due to COVID-19, but we are busy behind the scenes creating an online Green Home Guide that our community can access year-round. The guide will feature some of our area’s finest green homes, videos from inspiring contractors, and a business directory to help you find the right person for your own green home projects. We'll be unveiling the guide on June 20, 2020.
Indie Month Rock Hunt -
July 01 - July 31, All Day
Help us celebrate independent businesses this July. Find hidden rocks and win a gift cards to local businesses.


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.

Local Champions

Compassionate, Collaborative Action

Compassionate, Collaborative Action

I have been working hard to retrain my brain to accept what is, celebrate what should be celebrated and remain steadfast in my hope. Thankfully, the work that has been my profession over the past two and a half years provides me daily examples of people being good humans, doing what they can to take care of themselves, their families, their friends and their communities large and small.

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Business Support for Impacts of COVID-19

Business Support for Impacts of COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 are being felt locally and globally. We are committed to helping our community navigate the rapidly changing times and provide as much support to small, local, and independent businesses as we can. We are working with Whatcom County's Unified...

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