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Think Local First Holiday Promotions 2023
Think Local First Holiday Promotions 2023

As the holiday season unfolds, Sustainable Connections proudly introduces a variety of innovative ways for consumers to support and celebrate local businesses. This comprehensive approach encompasses Think Local First Gift Cards, a Think Local First Passport, Community Calendar, and the Think Local First Friday Makers Market.

The Fourth Annual Green Building Slam is Back in Bellingham!
The Fourth Annual Green Building Slam is Back in Bellingham!

BELLINGHAM, WA, August 21st, 2023 | Sustainable Connections is back again with the annual Green Building Slam taking place on September 22nd, 2023! This year’s Slam will be hosted at The Underground Nightclub, a fun, non-traditional setting to get your networking groove on. Entry to the event will include dinner and the opportunity to network […]

Energize Whatcom
Energize Whatcom

Contact: Emily Larson Kubiak, Energy Efficiency & Renewables Program Manager Phone: (360) 647-7093 x113 E-mail: Emily@sustainableconnections.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Energize Whatcom Campaign BELLINGHAM, WA, June 15, 2021 | The Port of Bellingham has partnered with Sustainable Connections and the Community Energy Challenge to launch Energize Whatcom. This campaign aims to bring together numerous resources available […]

PSE Awards Sustainable Connections Solar Grant
PSE Awards Sustainable Connections Solar Grant

MEDIA RELEASE PSE awards more than $1 million in solar installation grants All 15 recipients offer support services to low-income and BIPOC community members within PSE’s service area   BELLEVUE, Wash. (Feb. 25, 2021) – As an ongoing effort to provide assistance to our communities, an effort that is heightened by the ongoing impacts of […]

Find Sweet Treats with the Sweet Sixteen
Find Sweet Treats with the Sweet Sixteen

Contact: Amy Vergillo, Communications Director Phone: 360-647-7093 x105 E-mail: Amy@sustainableconnections.org More Info: www.thinklocalfirst.org www.sustainableconnections.org/sasquatchs-sweet-sixteen/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BELLINGHAM, WA, February 1, 2021 – Sustainable Connections is proud to announce The Sweet Sixteen, a specially curated list of sixteen sweet treats from locally- owned Whatcom County businesses.   From tried-and-true favorite desserts like tiramisu from D’Anna’s […]

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 farmers markets in one place.   The Eat Local First WA Directory is a project of the Eat Local […]

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 Food Bank, Farmers Market vendors and the Bellingham Farmers Market itself will see up to $35,000 in new income for their contributions to local hunger […]