Sustainable Connections Events

Whether it’s our popular annual events, monthly meet ups, networking series or educational workshops, we like to make it a better party. View our current events or scroll down to see our popular annual events for businesses and the community at large.

Jul 2020

Indie Month Rock Hunt -
July 01 - July 31, All Day
Help us celebrate independent businesses this July. Find hidden rocks and win a gift cards to local businesses.
Green Home Guide -
July 04 - July 31, All Day
This year’s Green Home Tour is cancelled due to COVID-19, but we created an online Green Home Guide that our community can access year-round. The guide features some of our area’s finest green homes, videos from inspiring contractors, and a business directory to help you find the right person for your own green home projects.

Aug 2020

Eat Local Month
Eat Local Month -
August 01 - August 31, All Day
Meet Your: Farmer, Chef, Grocer, Fisher and GET A TASTE of what grows here! It’s never been more important to know how we’ll feed our families, or sustain our community. Join us for a month-long journey. Connect your taste buds with community, and experience both the joy and purpose of eating local for a resilient food future.



Feb 2020

Conversations Between Collections: The Smithsonian American Art Museum & the Whatcom Museum – February 01 - January 03 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jul 2020

Indie Month Rock Hunt – July 01 - July 31 at All Day
Green Home Guide – July 04 - July 31 at All Day

Aug 2020

Eat Local Month – August 01 - August 31 at All Day
Understanding Conflict – August 12 - August 19 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tools for Tough Conversations – August 25 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sep 2020

GoGreen Conference Seattle – September 08 at 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Oct 2020

Professional Mediation Training – October 14 - October 23 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tools for Tough Conversations – October 28 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nov 2020

REACH: Exploring Equity & Cultural Humility – November 05 at 2:00 pm

Dec 2020

Understanding Conflict – December 09 - December 16 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Managing Conflict as a Co-Parent – December 12 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tools for Tough Conversations – December 15 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you are a member and would like to share an event, please submit your event here.

Sustainable Connections 2020 Event Calendar

Dates are subject to change. 

Ongoing Series:

Green Building Lunch & Learns: Throughout 2019, Sustainable Connections’ Green Building & Smart Growth Program and the NW EcoBuilding Guild will be partnering to offer industry-specific training and CE credits. Topics will vary, but each class hopes to enable industry professionals with the knowledge they need to transform the built environment for long-term sustainability.

Sustainable Business Group: A bimonthly workshop series taking place the third Tuesday of every other month. More details to come.

Energy Club: A quick and casual morning meetup to give energy efficiency enthusiasts all of the tools, information, and connections they need to make steps towards energy efficiency in the workplace.

Let’s Do Lunch & Business over Breakfast: Lively and fun format for our business members to network, learn, and make connections: ½ speed networking, ½ local experts speaking on pertinent topics.

Demo Days: The second Saturday from April – November at the Bellingham Farmers Market, Food & Farming staff will showcase easy and delicious ways to use local produce items. Take home recipes and get inspired!


Calendar of Events: 

January16Energy Club
February15Learn to Grow Fruit Trees
February17Green Building Nerds
February18Sustainable Business bimonthly group
February22Growing Apples and Pears
February25Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
February29Growing Small Fruits
March4Let’s Do Lunch
March7Learn to Grow Organic Fruit at Home
March7Growing Apples and Pears
March14Growing Wine Grapes
March14Winter Propagation: Grafting
March19Energy Club
March21Growing Table Grapes
March28Farm Share Fair
March28Learn to Grow a Vegetable Garden
March28Winter Propagation: Hardwood Cuttings
April1Let’s Do Lunch
April4Food & Farm Finder Launch
April4Grow a Fruiting Wall
April4Growing Stone Fruits
April20Green Building Nerds
April21Sustainable Business bimonthly group
April25Advanced Stone Fruit Growing
AprilTBDMovie Screening & Panel Discussion
May2Sustainable Landscaping
May6Farmer Chef Mixer
May6Let’s Do Lunch
May12Zero Waste for Healthcare
May16Cascade Cuts Plant Sale
May21Energy Club
June13Plant your winter veggie garden
June13Summer Propagation
June15Green Building Nerds
June16Sustainable Business bimonthly group
June20Green Home Tour
June20Summer Care in the Vineyard
June27Plant a Pollinator Garden!
JulyTBDChef Farm Tour
July16Energy Club
August8Summer Propagation
August17Green Building Nerds
August18Sustainable Business bimonthly group
September1Eat Local Month
September2Business Over Breakfast
September12Whatcom County Farm Tour
September13Whatcom County Farm Tour
September17Energy Club
SeptemberTBDDitch Disposals for Climate Action Week
October3Fall Fruit Festival
October4Fall Fruit Festival
October7Business Over Breakfast
October19Housing Week
October19Green Building Nerds
October20Housing Week
October20Sustainable Business bimonthly group
October21Housing Week
October22Housing Week
October23Housing Week
November4Farmer Chef Mixer
November4Business Over Breakfast
November19Energy Club
December3Green Building Slam
December15Sustainable Business bimonthly group
December21Green Building Nerds

Our events are made possible with the generous support of these sustaining members