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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! 

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Sharing the Bounty: How CSA Drop Sites are Building Community

Sharing the Bounty: How CSA Drop Sites are Building Community

A lot of things in life are best shared over a beer, so why not a CSA share? Signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a great way to support your local farmer and ensure that you’ll have a box of delicious, locally grown products week after...

Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Tiffany Bell, in her own words, “does a little bit of everything.” She’s a farmer, mother, wife, soup-maker, and an advocate to get your mammogram. She and her husband own and run Ten Fold Farm, an 8.9-acre farm right on the outskirts of Bellingham, Washington. Ten...

Say I Love You With Waffles

Say I Love You With Waffles

While the temperatures may be chilly, Sasquatch’s heart is anything but! In fact, after a winter of handing out Think Local First gift cards (and then a long, cozy hibernation), Sasquatch is more full of love for their community than ever before. Luckily for them,...

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

​A staple of Bellingham since its beginning in 2011, Kombucha Town has been supplying our community and beyond with delicious, refreshing kombucha. Now they’ve contacted the Toward Zero Waste Team to reach another milestone on their road to sustainability.   There’s a...