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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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Game Changers

Game Changers

By Mark Peterson There is no doubt that bringing back Brad Smith, the speedy Aussie left back, will add even more firepower to the Sounders attack! He was a big piece of the Sounders run on their way to hoisting the 2019 MLS Cup trophy and he will make the team even...

Return To Reusables

Return To Reusables

One of the habits that I so dearly miss is ditching the disposables and utilizing durable items whenever possible. Bringing my trusty reusable coffee mug was comforting to me in a number of ways.

New Eat Local First WA Directory to find local farms

New Eat Local First WA Directory to find local farms

Contact: Sara Southerland, Food & Farming Director Phone: (360) 647-7093 x 114 Email: saras@sustainableconnections.org WASHINGTON STATE, July 29, 2020 A new Eat Local First Washington Directory helps to connect Washington State residents with local farms and...

Tip the Scales for Hunger Relief

Tip the Scales for Hunger Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Peterson, Sustainable Business Manager, Sustainable Connections Mark@SustainableConnections.org 360-647-7093 x116   (Bellingham, WA) July 22, 2020 –Thanks to WSDA Food Assistance Program support channeled through Bellingham...

Competing for Bandwidth

Competing for Bandwidth

By Mark Peterson If you’re like me and you have been working remotely there seems to be the constant battle for all kinds of bandwidth. Internet bandwidth is at a premium and with both my wife and I working and togging between Zoom and Team virtual meetings, my three...

Hempler’s Food Group For the Win!

Hempler’s Food Group For the Win!

Hempler’s Food Group has been crafting delicious high quality hotdogs and bacon in Whatcom County for three generations. Located in the heart of Ferndale, they provide hundreds of local jobs. Hempler’s is committed to future generations as well by striving to reduce...