We create thriving communities through innovative ideas, collaboration, and action.
|Whatcom Housing Week - October 17 - October 21, multiple days or times As a member of the Whatcom Housing Alliance, Sustainable Connections is proud to be a part of Whatcom Housing Week - a series of events that build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone.|
|Virtual Climate Action Book Club: "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" - at Sustainable Connection, Bellingham WA October 20, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Sustainable Connections is making Climate Action Book Club a regular thing, so mark your calendars for the third Thursday in February, June, and October! This October, we will be hosting an in-person and virtual discussion of "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" by Naomi Klein.|
|Farmer Chef Mixer - at Sustainable Connection, Bellingham WA November 01, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Enjoy refreshments, mingle with your fellow farmers, fishers, producers, and chefs, and build new business connections!|
|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.
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