Stories about Local Champions
The Local Champions Blog highlights some of the amazing work our community accomplishes and motivates us all to work better together. We are lucky to work with so many champions who are a model for positive behavior change and influence us to go the extra mile. Our local champions are building connections within the community every day. Filter our stories by categories listed below or browse them all. We hope you’re inspired by the local champions in our community, too!
Sustainable Connections program areas:
Food & Farming
Think Local First
Toward Zero Waste
Food Recovery Program
Energy and Green Building
Sustainability Spotlights by Peak Sustainability:
Bellingham Public Schools
Holly’s Meat Pies
Brio Laundry and Cleaners
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Bellingham Farmers Market: 30+ Years of Local Market Magic
The Bellingham Farmers Market is a beloved local destination where community comes together to uplift and support local farmers, makers, and food businesses. Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022, the market is now looking forward and dreaming about how...
Mariposa Farm & The Gifts of Community
Located in Everson WA, Mariposa Farm grows organic produce and berries under the care and expertise of Joaquin and Lis Lopez. They share their harvests at farmers markets, stores, food banks, and through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Above all, the food...
Grace Harbor Farms: How the “Microbrewery of Dairy” Feeds the Next Generation
Located in Custer WA, Grace Harbor Farms is a family farm that is known and beloved for their all-natural cream top milk, yogurt, kefir, cultured buttermilk, and goat milk. The care and passion that they put into their products is a family value passed down through...
Green Home Tours & Talks are Back in Person for 2023
Sustainable Connections 21st annual Green Home Tours & Talks on June 3, 2023 will be back in person! There is nothing quite like walking through a beautiful, healthy, eco-friendly home in person.
Celebrate Spring – and Local Food – at Alluvial Farm’s Edible Everson Farm-to-Table Dinner Series
Spring is in the air, and with it comes gathering, celebration, and connection. And there's no better way to welcome in a new season than by eating a delicious meal in good company – all while learning about the folks who grow and produce our food. This year,...
The Portal to Zero Waste
A highlight of summer in Bellingham is hanging out at The Portal – a colorful, seasonal container village on Bellingham’s Downtown Waterfront. Imagine a beautiful day watching bikers on the pump track while sipping on a pint from Kulshan’s Trackside Beer Garden and...