WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.

Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

Waste & Whatnot - at Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, Bellingham WA
February 11, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gather with local businesses, organizations, and community members while we discuss innovative ideas about waste, recycling, and more!
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Green Building Nerds - at Fairhaven Towers, Bellingham WA
February 17, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join your peers, bring your plans, and NERD OUT with Green Building Nerds!
Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting - at Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham WA
February 25, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting is Northwest Washington’s premier food and farming business conference, bringing together over 180 farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors, and distributors!
Energy Club - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA
March 19, 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!

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

Bellingham Cider Company – What’s in a Name

Bellingham Cider Company – What’s in a Name

What's in a Name  By Maressa Valliant You can walk into Bellingham Cider Company at any time during business hours, and you’ll have a knowing thought—this is where the locals go. It’s one of those places that locals bring their friends and family to make a good...

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Guud Bowls

Guud Bowls

Good Things Come In... By Maressa Valliant November 2019 Finish this sentence: Good Things come in ___________. Maybe your mind went with: "small packages", "pairs", or "threes". Regardless, in the case of this local business, all of you are correct, AND we'd like to...

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Cascadia Mushrooms

Cascadia Mushrooms

Healing people and the planet By Alex Smith November 2019 It’s rare that a delicious food can have a positive impact on the environment. As a conscientious consumer, we try to minimize the environmental impact of the food we eat. Tasty, nutritious food that positively...

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