WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Think Local for the Holidays 2018 - November 01 - December 31, All Day Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods, the spine of our local economy, and the spirit of our town. Help us celebrate. Discover new business. Attend summery events. Win prizes!|
|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!|
|Squatch Holiday Food Waste - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA December 04, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Learn how to reduce leftover food, use up leftovers, and mingle with people who are passionate about ending food waste and food insecurity!|
|Green Building Slam Presented by Greenhome Solutions and Small Planet Supply - at The Sylvia Center, Bellingham Wa December 07, 5:30 pm - 9:30 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!|
|2018 Farm To Table Trade Meeting - at Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham WA February 19, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting is NW Washington’s premier food and farm business conference. Bringing together over 180 farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors, and distributors!|
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
BELLINGHAM, WA, November 13, 2018 | Sustainable Connections and Cloud Mountain Farm Center today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement under which both organizations will operate as one nonprofit.“Many people know Sustainable...read more
Stepping Downby Tom ThorntonIt was late September 1978 when I rolled up the driveway of an abandoned chicken farm on Goodwin Rd. The landscape contours of the fields then looked like cotton ready for harvest. The reality was a very dense stand of Canadian...read more
This past month I had the distinct pleasure of working with multiple groups and stellar individuals to support a community meal, while showcasing the recovered foods and highlighting the businesses supporting the Food Recovery Initiative. Together, around a table at the Van Zandt Community Center, a plan was hatched to test the feasibility of feeding 100 people with recovered foods.read more