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Energize Whatcom
Energize Whatcom -
August 01 - September 30, multiple days or times
TAX CREDITS AND USDA ENERGY GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE Is your business too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Is your energy bill through the roof? Sustainable Connections wants to help!
Eat Local Month
Eat Local Month -
September 01 - September 30, 12:00 am
September Eat Local Month is back!   We are excited to be your guide as we taste our way through the very best that Northwest...
ALL IN for Climate Action Week
ALL IN for Climate Action Week -
September 20 - September 26, multiple days or times
ALL IN for Climate Action Week is a celebration of all the knowledge and resources our community has to offer when looking for solutions to address global climate change at the local level.
Whatcom Housing Week
Whatcom Housing Week -
October 18 - October 22, multiple days or times
As a member of the Whatcom Housing Alliance, Sustainable Connections is proud to be a part of Whatcom Housing Week - a series of events that build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create safe, equitable and affordable homes for everyone.
Virtual Climate Action Book Club: All We Can Save
Virtual Climate Action Book Club: All We Can Save -
October 21, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sustainable Connections is making Climate Action Book Club a regular thing, so mark your calendars for the third Thursday in February, June, and October!   This October, we will be discussing All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson

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

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms A Deeply Rooted Farm, In Full Bloom By Alex Smith A sense of place is a powerful thing. Feeling a connection to the land and surroundings provides an intangible feeling of comfort and belonging. When Ben and Tyne first visited Whatcom County, this...

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At The Heart of Community, There’s a Farmers Market

At The Heart of Community, There’s a Farmers Market

Food is connection. Whether that's families gathering around a kitchen table, farmers harvesting from their fields, or friends getting together at their favorite restaurant, nothing brings people together quite like a meal. And every meal that we've ever enjoyed can...

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14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

14 Local Drinks You Need To Try

Summer is in full, glorious swing in Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve been out relishing all the delights that this beautiful place has to offer. Maybe you’re off exploring Bellingham Bay or the San Juans in a kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard. Or perhaps you’re zipping around on your bike, marveling at the various shades of green that flash by. We’ve been enjoying picnics on the beach, too. There’s nothing like a spread of local food and drink enjoyed in the great outdoors, especially with friends or family.  

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