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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

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2018 Eat Local Month
September Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, 12:00 am
Join us for Eat Local Month, a richly diverse celebration of our local food community. Savor restaurant specials all month long, plug into great events, and tour Whatcom Farms.
Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA
September 20, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
A quick and casual meetup to give energy efficiency enthusiasts all of the tools, information, and connections they need to make steps towards energy efficiency in the workplace. Join us the 3rd Thursday, every other month!
Food Atlas Launch Party - at Pickford Film Center, Bellingham WA
September 24, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a local bites reception, a quick interactive tour of the new online local food tool, the Eat Local First Food Atlas, and a selection of award-winning short food & agriculture films from the Real Food Film Festival. 
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Birchwood International Market -
September 28, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This large open air market celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Birchwood, Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. Bring the family or a friend to the commercial heart of the Birchwood neighborhood and shop local vendors, eat, and play. Featuring cultural performances, music, and art.
Coffee and notes
Business Over Breakfast October - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
October 03, 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.
Whatcom Housing Week -
October 21 - October 25, All Day
Whatcom Housing Week

Member Events

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Our Community

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.

News and Highlights

30,000 Pounds of Food and 12,000 Meals

The recurring image of edible foods discarded into the compost bin or worse the landfill bin was constantly on my mind and a catalyst for a major initiative I was hoping someday Sustainable Connections as an organization could take on. Other local hunger relief organizations are working hard to collect and deliver non-perishable foods and redistribute them but where a large gap exists is prepared edible foods that need to be redistributed in a much shorter time frame.

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