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September Eat Local Month

Celebrate local food all month long!

Whatcom County Farm Tour

On Saturday, September 17th, 2022, participate in the FREE Whatcom County Farm Tour!

Green Building Slam

The Slam returns, in person, Friday, September 23rd

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Drink Local First
Drink Local First -
June 08 - August 31, multiple days or times
Join us as we Drink Local First to ring in the summer, support local businesses and farms, and celebrate Plastic-Free July. Follow us throughout the...
Upcycled Runway Show *Toward Zero Waste Event*
Upcycled Runway Show *Toward Zero Waste Event* -
August 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Upcycled Runway Show organized by The Goat's Coat, is a celebration of repurposing the items we commonly throw away in a time of fast fashion. As well as a way to bring light to vast amounts of waste that makes its way into our sensitive environments.
September Eat Local Month
September Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, multiple days or times
September Eat Local Month is a month-long celebration of local food producers and food businesses. Stay tuned on our social media for updates, giveaways, and...
Whatcom County Farm Tour
Whatcom County Farm Tour -
September 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Whatcom County Farm Tour is back for 2022! This year, the tour will take place on Saturday September 17th and feature 11 farms all...
Green Building Slam
Green Building Slam - at The Underground, Bellingham WA
September 23, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Building Slam, our most fun, fast-paced, and inspirational green building event of the year, is back and in-person!
Energy Club
Energy Club -
November 17, 8:00 am - 9:00 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!

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

Drink Local First at a Farm Stand Near You

Drink Local First at a Farm Stand Near You

Summer’s bounty is in full swing, and nowhere is that more evident than at your local farm stand. Farm stands are a unique and special part of the farm-to-table journey – it’s about as close as you can get to straight-out-of-the-ground fruit and veggies! ...

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Meet Calypso Kitchen

Meet Calypso Kitchen

Sarah Chan, owner and chef at Calypso Kitchen, knows how food can tell a story. And the food that comes out of her kitchen tells one rich with flavor, commitment to local farms, and deep compassion. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Sarah is passionate...

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