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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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A Seriously Sustainable Team: Chrysalis Inn and Spa

A Seriously Sustainable Team: Chrysalis Inn and Spa

The Chrysalis was one of the original participants in the Community Energy Challenge back in 2011. Since then they have done a series of measures to save energy in their building. Including installing; high efficiency boilers, water heaters, lighting sensors, and...

Staying Connected From Farm to Fork

Staying Connected from Farm to Fork highlights the relationship between consumers and locally grown food in Whatcom County. Many thanks to Hand Crank Films for producing this beautiful film and to the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Sustainable Whatcom Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation for making it possible.

Green Communities Film Short – Saving Energy in Affordable Housing

The Bellingham Housing Authority was one of 35 communities in the country to receive $10 million to retrofit affordable housing with state of the art energy efficiency upgrades. See the businesses that made this project happen and the amazing outcomes of this 2 year project in our community. This project is setting trends to change affordable housing nationally.