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|Indie Month 2018 - July 01 - July 31, All Day Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods, the spine of our local economy, and the spirit of our town. Help us celebrate. Discover new business. Attend summery events. Win prizes!|
|Chef Farm Tour - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA July 16, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA July 19, 8:00 am - 8:45 am|
|Downtown Market Walk - July 21, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Birchwood International Market - July 27, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Toward Zero Waste Workshop: Preserving the Harvest - August 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm|
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.
News and Highlights
By Alex Smith The farming lifestyle is an alluring one. Waking up with the sun, spending time outdoors, the independence of knowing that your food is coming from within walking distance – what’s not to love? Given this idyllic picture of the American farmer, it may...read more
The recurring image of edible foods discarded into the compost bin or worse the landfill bin was constantly on my mind and a catalyst for a major initiative I was hoping someday Sustainable Connections as an organization could take on. Other local hunger relief organizations are working hard to collect and deliver non-perishable foods and redistribute them but where a large gap exists is prepared edible foods that need to be redistributed in a much shorter time frame.read more
Every year Sustainable Connections honors five local businesses that are taking steps towards achieving a healthy triple bottom line--taking care of employees, our environment, and the local economy--with a Sustainability Champion Award. Drawn from the four tenets of...read more