WE CREATE THRIVING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE IDEAS, COLLABORATION, AND ACTION.
|September Eat Local Month - September 01 - September 30, 12:00 am Join us for Eat Local Month, a richly diverse celebration of our local food community. Savor restaurant specials all month long, plug into great events, and tour Whatcom Farms.|
|Energy Club - at Primer Coffee, Bellingham WA September 20, 8:00 am - 8:45 am A quick and casual meetup to give energy efficiency enthusiasts all of the tools, information, and connections they need to make steps towards energy efficiency in the workplace. Join us the 3rd Thursday, every other month!|
|Food Atlas Launch Party - at Pickford Film Center, Bellingham WA September 24, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Join us for a local bites reception, a quick interactive tour of the new online local food tool, the Eat Local First Food Atlas, and a selection of award-winning short food & agriculture films from the Real Food Film Festival.|
|Birchwood International Market - September 28, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm This large open air market celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Birchwood, Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. Bring the family or a friend to the commercial heart of the Birchwood neighborhood and shop local vendors, eat, and play. Featuring cultural performances, music, and art.|
|Business Over Breakfast October - at Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA October 03, 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.|
|Whatcom Housing Week - October 21 - October 25, All Day Whatcom Housing Week|
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