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.|
|2019 Farm To Table Trade Meeting - at Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham WA February 19, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting is NW Washington’s premier food and farm business conference. Bringing together over 180 farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors, and distributors!|
|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!|
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
Whatcom County just made a list that we can all be pretty proud of, and one in which the criteria is specifically prescribed (pun intended). Whatcom County is now the 10th location in the entire united states to have a Secure Medicine Return program. And it’s a big deal!read more
Meet Paellaworks, one of the best local catering businesses in Whatcom! Showcasing the best of PNW ingredients with this classic Spanish dish….read more