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Upcoming Sustainable Connections Events

Visit our Events Page for a Full List of Annual Events

Solarize For Smart Business- Lynden - at Jansen Art Center, Lynden WA
May 23, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn why now is the time for your business to go solar!
Solarize For Smart Business- Anacortes - at Skagit Valley’s Farmhouse Restaurant, Mount Vernon WA
June 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn why now is the time for your business to go solar!
Smart Business Leadership Series
Smart Business Leadership Series (Part 2: People) - at Community Food Coop, Bellingham
June 19, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Sustainable Connections and the Community Food Co-op are proud to partner to bring our community a special 2019 business workshop series that will explore the quadruple bottom line of sustainability. This is the second workshop in a four part series and will focus on People.
Northwest Green Home Tour - Whatcom County 2019 -
June 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Formerly known as the Home and Landscape Tour, the Northwest Green Home Tour, Whatcom County is an engaging, self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes.
Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA
July 18, 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!
Whatcom County Farm Tour
2019 Whatcom County Farm Tour -
September 07 - September 08, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food for our community.

Member Events

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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

PeaceHealth

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.

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Bellingham Technical College

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.

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Twin Cedars Farm

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…”

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