WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|Eat Local Month - September 01 - September 30, All Day Join us for this richly diverse celebration of our local food community. Delight in sea-to-plate, grain-to-glass, and farm-to-plate goodness!|
|Smart Business Leadership Workshop: Planet - at Community Food Co-op Healthy Connections Classroom, Bellingham WA September 18, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Learn how to measure and track organizational sustainability practices with local sustainability expert, Melissa Elkins, of the Community Food Co-op.|
|Energy Club - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA September 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!|
|Climate Action for Smart Businesses - at Squalicum Boathouse, Bellingham WA September 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Join the Port of Bellingham and Sustainable Connections to learn how your business can sign up to save energy, money, and be a leader in climate change!|
|Energy Efficiency & Home Improvement Fair - at Building Performance Center, Bellingham WA September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Join us for this interactive event, and learn the basics of home performance and energy efficiency!|
|Business Over Breakfast October - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA October 02, 8:00 am - 9:15 am Come for the networking, leave with experience!First Wednesdays of the month, September through November, hear from local business owners and experts on relevant topics to utilize in your everyday work. Half speed networking half presentation.|
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.
How is a nun from the 1880s and Bellingham’s local food scene connected? We’ll tell ya! Click through to learn how PeaceHealth set the stage for taking care of overall community health and wellbeing, and what that means for some of our local farmers today.
Let Your Tastebuds Travel the World with BTC Culinary Students! BTC is a Bellingham gem that is serving affordable and delicious local fare for a good cause.
Meet Twin Cedars Farm, totally dedicated to sustainable agriculture and growing delicious local food. “We start with the seeds, and decide what to grow based on flavor and cooking performance,” he says. “From there it’s a matter of making sure the soil has the right nutrients to produce a good final product…”