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Think Local First for the Holidays!
Think Local First for the Holidays! -
November 23 - December 31, multiple days or times
Think Local First this holiday season and purchase Local gift cards that are accepted at over 270 Whatcom County locations. Donate a gift card to an essential worker, attend local community events, download gift tags, and browse our Local Gift Guide to find the perfect gift!
Building Decarbonization Tech Talks
Building Decarbonization Tech Talks -
December 02 - December 09, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Energy and Green Building Team during our six-part series on building decarbonization technologies. Starting on October 28th, we will be hosting weekly lunch and learns catered towards industry folks such as contractors, builders, architects, and other industry professionals.
Building Decarbonization: Indoor Air Quality in an Airtight Building
Building Decarbonization: Indoor Air Quality in an Airtight Building -
December 09, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this session, we will review the principles of maintaining excellent indoor air quality in an airtight building.

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

Flood Relief Resources

Flood Relief Resources

Recent floods in Whatcom County have devastated area farms, homes, and communities. The recovery process is difficult, but as a community we are here to support and uplift one other. Listed below are opportunities to donate, as well as help available for farms and...

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Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

“She’s as busy as a bee!” It’s a common expression, one that describes a person who loves doing a thousand things at once. And yes, bees are known for their work ethic and the delectable result of their labor - there’s nothing more delicious than a dollop of honey on...

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