We advance a regenerative local economy that builds community, strengthens food systems, catalyzes climate solutions, and expands access to housing in NW Washington.
|Holiday Promotions - November 10 - December 31, multiple days or times Sustainable Connections makes supporting local businesses easy and fun with Think Local First Gift Cards, Passports, Event Calendars, and a First Friday Maker’s Market. If Sasquatch can shop locally, so can you!|
|Lummi Solar Mixer: Energize Your Business - at Lummi Indian Business Council, Bellingham WA December 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Solar and Energy Savings for Lummi Owned Businesses! Northwest Indian College and the Community Energy Challenge are teaming up to help Lummi businesses save energy...|
|Farm to Table Trails - December 31, multiple days or times Eat local and win! Check in at local farms and restaurants—each stop earns you points to win local foodie prizes. Get out there and EXPLORE! Don’t forget to check in!|
|Eat Local First Trade Meeting - February 06, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm|
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.
Photo courtesy Katie Pencke and Matthew McDermott, courtesy of Alluvial FarmsOn a cold morning in late October, the pigs at Alluvial Farms in Everson are sleeping, roaming the pasture, and eating – a fairly typical day in the lives of these animals. Farmers Katie...
Boldly Grown Farm There’s a chill in the air and the rains are here – autumn has finally come to Northwest Washington. And while we’re relishing in the chance to break out our favorite teas and coziest sweaters, we can’t help but reminisce about glorious summer days...
Plantage, a meal subscription service in Bellingham, serves delicious, nourishing meals to their clients. All their food is plant-based, sourced with care, and aligns with the values of the business – sustainability, transparency, and integrity. All this serves to...