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|Building Decarbonization Tech Talks - October 27 - March 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Join the Energy and Green Building Team during our six-part series on building decarbonization technologies. Starting on October 27th, we will be hosting weekly lunch and learns catered towards industry folks such as contractors, builders, architects, and other industry professionals.|
|Shop our Apparel Collection! - October 31 - November 30, multiple days or times Look good while giving back! A portion of all sales is donated back to Sustainable Connections. Enjoy tees, hoodies, tanks, and more! Choose from Think Local First, Drink Local First, Toward Zero Waste, and Squatch Food Waste. Order online by November 30 for delivery by December 25.|
|Eat Local for the Holidays and Win Prizes! - November 22 - January 01, multiple days or times Enter our Eat Local for the Holidays Giveaway! We're giving away over $1200 worth of local farm-fresh goodies. Head over to our website to learn...|
|Buy Local Week - November 26 - December 05, multiple days or times During Buy Local Week, keep your eyes peeled for Sasquatch, the Think Local First mascot. They will be distributing stickers and spreading cheer at many of the community events and celebrations around Whatcom County as well as promoting the Whatcom Think Local First gift cards....|
|Molly Test - December 15, 12:00 am - 12:45 am Come see|
|Building Decarbonization | The Design and Energy Modeling of the Mount Vernon Library Commons - December 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Tune into this Building Decarbonization lunch n learn with HKP Architects and Kriegh Architecture Studios to learn about the design, energy modeling, and key stakeholders that were part of the Mount Vernon Library Commons Project, which just broke ground in September 2022!|
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.
If you look up “pasty” in the dictionary, you’ll find an entry that reads something like this: Pasty (pass-tee) n. | Savory hand pie originating in Cornwall England. A hearty meal miners took down to the tin mines. Holly Bevan-Bumford, owner of Holly’s...
Tucked into the Mount Baker foothills, Small Acres Farm grows vibrant and nourishing food using renewable energy and sustainability practices – and their impact on this community is anything but small. Chris Henderson and Mia Devine, co-owners and...
The South Whidbey Community Center is an inclusive space for the South Whidbey community to gather, learn, and create. It’s a place where people come together to make positive change, and that can be clearly seen in their recent heat pump project. “The...