WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Whatcom Housing Week - October 21 - October 25, All Day Whatcom Housing Week|
|Business Over Breakfast November - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA November 07, 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.|
|Farmer Chef Meet & Greet - at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson WA November 07, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm A fall networking event for farmers and food businesses focused on connecting businesses for more sales of specialty crops.|
|Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA November 15, 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!|
|Green Building Slam - at The Sylvia Center, Bellingham Wa December 07, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm 10 SPEAKERS, 10 SLIDES, 10 MINUTES. Learn about 10 innovative buildings, ideas, or advances that push the envelope in our built environment.|
|Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA January 17, 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!|
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
By Alex Smith The farming lifestyle is an alluring one. Waking up with the sun, spending time outdoors, the independence of knowing that your food is coming from within walking distance – what’s not to love? Given this idyllic picture of the American farmer, it may...read more
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.read more
Every year Sustainable Connections honors five local businesses that are taking steps towards achieving a healthy triple bottom line--taking care of employees, our environment, and the local economy--with a Sustainability Champion Award. Drawn from the four tenets of...read more