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Sustainability, Business and Community

Sustainability, Business and Community

The energy in the room was palpable and it was so inspiring to see the audience engaged and ready to take the next step in regards to measuring and improving their sustainability efforts. Businesses are thirsty for knowledge how they can be a more sustainable.

Committed to the community’s health: Faber Construction

Faber Construction was founded by Rick and Debbie Faber in 1987. While originally specializing in agricultural buildings, they have since expanded both in project volume and scope of work. They are now a full service construction company working in both the public and...

Saturna Capital

Saturna Capital has been an innovator and collaborator in our community since 1989. They’re constantly working on triple bottom line practices, have recently introduced sustainable funds, are a financial sponsor of Western Washington University’s Sustainable Business...

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.

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