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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

Virtual Discussion: Waste & Whatnot -
December 08, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gather with local businesses, organizations, and community members while we discuss innovative ideas about waste, recycling, and more!
Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting -
February 23, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for the virtual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, a fun and engaging opportunity for learning, sharing, and making farm and market connections!


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

Game Changers

Game Changers

By Mark Peterson There is no doubt that bringing back Brad Smith, the speedy Aussie left back, will add even more firepower to the Sounders attack! He was a big piece of the Sounders run on their way to hoisting the 2019 MLS Cup trophy and he will make the team even...

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Return To Reusables

Return To Reusables

One of the habits that I so dearly miss is ditching the disposables and utilizing durable items whenever possible. Bringing my trusty reusable coffee mug was comforting to me in a number of ways.

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Competing for Bandwidth

Competing for Bandwidth

By Mark Peterson If you’re like me and you have been working remotely there seems to be the constant battle for all kinds of bandwidth. Internet bandwidth is at a premium and with both my wife and I working and togging between Zoom and Team virtual meetings, my three...

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