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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

Lopez family in front of their greenhouse at Mariposa Farm.
Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, All Day
Join us for this richly diverse celebration of our local food community. Delight in sea-to-plate, grain-to-glass, and farm-to-plate goodness!
Climate Action for Smart Businesses - at Squalicum Boathouse, Bellingham WA
September 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Port of Bellingham and Sustainable Connections to learn how your business can sign up to save energy, money, and be a leader in climate change!
Energy Efficiency & Home Improvement Fair - at Building Performance Center, Bellingham WA
September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for this interactive event, and learn the basics of home performance and energy efficiency!
Coffee and notes
Business Over Breakfast October - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
October 02, 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.
Solarize San Juans (Orcas Island) - at The Outlook Inn and New Leaf Cafe, Eastsound WA
October 02, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OPALCO’s Switch it Up program has partnered with the Community Energy Challenge to bring you the biggest possible savings on solar power for your business when you participate in Solarize San Juan.
Fall Fruit Festival - at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson WA
October 05, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This family-friendly event features tastings of over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables all grown here on the farm. Live music, food, and more!

Member Events

Stay up-to-date on all of our community happenings! Visit the Member Events page for a full list of events.

If you are a member and would like your event featured in our calendar, please submit your event here.

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.

Local Champions

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

How is a nun from the 1880s and Bellingham’s local food scene connected? We’ll tell ya! Click through to learn how PeaceHealth set the stage for taking care of overall community health and wellbeing, and what that means for some of our local farmers today.

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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College

Let Your Tastebuds Travel the World with BTC Culinary Students! BTC is a Bellingham gem that is serving affordable and delicious local fare for a good cause.

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Twin Cedars Farm

Twin Cedars Farm

Meet Twin Cedars Farm, totally dedicated to sustainable agriculture and growing delicious local food. “We start with the seeds, and decide what to grow based on flavor and cooking performance,” he says. “From there it’s a matter of making sure the soil has the right nutrients to produce a good final product…”

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