WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Community Valentines - February 01 - February 28, 12:00 am Write A Community Valentine. Tell your favorite business why they’re so great, write a poem for Mount Baker or the best Whatcom county place, let a friend know why they make you happy. . . a valentine can be to whoever or whatever you want.|
|Let's Do Lunch Series March - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA March 06, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Come for the networking, leave with experience!|
|Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA March 21, 8:00 am - 8:45 am Meet like-minded folks and energy efficiency experts to learn about local resources to help you save energy at work and so much more!|
|Smart Business Summit - March 28, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Learn how and why purpose-driven businesses succeed. Unlock the power of people at the Summit, and create a meaningful workplace that benefits both employees and our community.|
|Farm Share Fair - at Boundary Bay Brewery Mountain Room, Bellingham WA March 30, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Meet local farmers. Learn about local food boxes (CSA), farm fresh, healthy food, in 1 convenient weekly box. Enjoy live music and a pint!|
|Let's Do Lunch Series April - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA April 03, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Come for the networking, leave with experience!|
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.
Sue Sharpe The Lifetime Achievement award is given to a local business leader that has taken action to strengthen our community while also representing the principles Sustainable Connections stands for. Sue Sharpe has been an inspiring leader and has committed...read more
Mount Baker Care Center has been early adopters of many sustainability practices. From local purchasing to waste reduction they do it all. They currently divert over 80% of their waste from landfill and were the first participant in our Food Recovery Initiative!read more
RMC Architects are strong supporters of affordable housing for all, and key collaborators for a variety of important housing projects. They are dedicated to helping create thriving local communities right here in Whatcom County.read more