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!
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 […]
Green Home Tours & Talks are Back in Person for 2023
Sustainable Connections 21st annual Green Home Tours & Talks on June 3, 2023 will be back in person! There is nothing quite like walking through a beautiful, healthy, eco-friendly home in person.
Sustainable Connections Announces New Interim Executive Director, Housing Program Manager, and Promotions
BELLINGHAM, WA, October 20, 2022 – Rose Lathrop has been named by the Sustainable Connections’ Board of Directors as Interim Executive Director as current executive director, Derek Long, leaves for a six-month sabbatical on October 21, 2022. Lathrop started at Sustainable Connections 10 years ago as the Green Building Program Manager. She brings a strong background and […]
Businesses can get a Helping Hand with Bellingham’s Single–Use Plastics Ordinance
Join us for support in navigating Bellingham’s upcoming single-use plastic ban. Learn strategies and resources. Bring your questions and ideas. Check out compostable containers and take home samples to try with your products. This special event is designed to support Spanish speakers but is open to all.
NO on People First Bellingham Initiative #4
Dear Community Members, We all want a thriving community. We know that to build a healthy future for our community and economy we need to work hard and take care of each other, and it is not always easy. We are facing some huge challenges and the People First Bellingham Initiatives 1-4 are trying […]
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
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
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
Contact: Sara Southerland, Food & Farming Director Phone: (360) 647-7093 x 114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.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
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 […]
Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum!
Press Release Contact: Diana Meeks, Media & Communications Specialist Phone: (360) 647-7093 x110 E-mail: email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum! BELLINGHAM, WA, July 5, 2018 | Sustainable Connections is calling the first-ever Birchwood International Market, held on June 29th, a great success and is now in the process of planning […]
Greenest Blue Van Sparks Changes at Sustainable Connections
Contact: Amy Vergillo, Communication Manager Phone: (360) 647-7093 x105 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Greenest Blue Van Sparks Changes at Sustainable Connections BELLINGHAM, WA, May 24, 2018 | Sustainable Connections announces the departure of longtime Energy Program Manager, Jeff Aslan, and the promotion of Rose Lathrop to Program Director. Jeff, who has been with […]