Why partner with Sustainable Connections?
Working with local businesses, city agencies, and partner organizations, we are invested in creating a thriving community that works for all.
We love Whatcom County as much as you do!
We love living in a thriving, collaborative community where local businesses are prosperous and contribute to a healthy environment and the well-being of all.
Our Marketing Reach
Managing and promoting campaigns & events enables us to reach the community through:
- E mail newsletters (total subscribers = 12500+)
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
- Press releases (sent to 75+ local contacts)
- Relationships with local news outlets
- Website (over 157K page views annually)
- Printed promotional materials, signs & banners.
Sustainable Connections is a 501(c)(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible.
Program Areas and Opportunities:
Support the community you love! This program enhances the livability of our community, the stability and diversity of the local economy, and the retention and expansion of independent, NW Washington owned businesses through increasing awareness about the personal, community, and economic benefits of choosing local first. Contact Bailey Cheney for more information.
We come from the perspective that we’re all on a journey towards greater sustainability. Businesses that join Sustainable Connections are interested in learning more and we aim to support their sustainability goals. Contact Mark Peterson for more information about sponsoring projects such as Toward Zero Waste, Squatch Food Waste, the Smart Business Summit, and more!
The Green Building program promotes healthy, durable, efficient, and environmentally responsible homes, neighborhoods and workplaces through education, technical assistance and advocacy. Contact Rose Lathrop for more information.
The Food & Farming program supports new farmers, connects eaters and food buyers to local farms and fishers and is a resource for building a vibrant local food economy. Sponsorships are available for the Food and Farming events or programs listed below. Contact Sara Southerland for more information.
Eat Local First Campaign and Food & Farming Program
Whatcom Farm Tour and Eat Local Month
Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Cloud Mountain Fall Fruit Festival
New Farmer Training (Local)
New Farmer Training (Retail)