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|Obtenga ayuda con la ordenanza de “plásticos de un solo uso”/Support for Single-Use Plastics Ordinance - at Jalapeños, Barkley Village, Bellingham WA May 23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us for support in navigating Bellingham's upcoming single-use plastic ordinance. Learn best practices and strategies from food industry professionals who have already made the switch.|
|Farmer Chef Mixer - at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson WA May 24, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Join us for our in-person Farmer Chef Mixer. Get some fresh air, enjoy some refreshments and mingle with your fellow farmers, fishers, producers, and chefs at this FREE Event for food service industry and producers.|
|Virtual Climate Action Book Club: "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety" - June 16, 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 June, we will be discussing "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety" by Sarah Jaquette Ray|
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.
Seeking Health is a local organization with a big impact, both on the lives of the people they touch and in the community they call home. Founded by Dr. Ben Lynch in 2011, Seeking Health is a vitamin and supplement company that creates products to support...
Nestled next to the Nooksack River in Everson, Daydream Farm is just that - a dream come true for owners, farmers, and friends Emma Arnold and Maddy Chitwood. Daydream Farm is a low/no-till farm growing diversified vegetables for their 50-person CSA and...
Flowers speak a universal language of love, beauty, and care. And Humble Bouquet’s garden-to-vase floral business communicates even more: a deep appreciation for community and respect for the Earth. Owner and florist Laura Wheeler is passionate about...