Sustainable Connections designs waste reduction campaign

Filed on 05. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Sustainable Connections is partnering up with local businesses help them reduce their waste. The Toward Zero Waste Campaign by Sustainable Connections is a free program that helps businesses reduce the amount of waste and increase the amount they recycle and compost. Sustainable Connections continues to look for more businesses to partner with. In 2016, so [...]

Sustainable salmon nonprofit to celebrate 25th anniversary

Filed on 07. Mar, 2016 in Contents, Events, Nonprofit Notes

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association will host its annual community celebration on March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at The Bellingham Cruise/Ferry Terminal at 335 Harris Ave. in Bellingham. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments and appetizers will be served. The event will celebrate the association’s 25 years of working to restore [...]

Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register

Filed on 09. Feb, 2016 in Contents, Features, News

Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register

By Deanna Duff For The Bellingham Business Journal Many in Washington believe that it’s time to clear the air regarding climate change. Now environmental groups are currently proposing different approaches to do that. As the 2016 ballot season nears, voters may face multiple options of how best to tackle the challenge. Non-partisan group Carbon Washington [...]

WWU to host REI’s corporate responsibility manager

Filed on 24. Apr, 2014 in Events

Kirk Myers of REI will be a guest speaker from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at Western Washington University. Myers is the corporate responsibility manager for REI. His visit is part of the Ethics and Social Responsibility Executive Strategy Speaker Series, hosted by WWU’s College of Business and Economics. The free event, which is [...]

Five businesses given Sustainable Connections awards

Filed on 03. Feb, 2014 in Business Briefs

Five Whatcom County businesses have been honored as sustainability champions by the nonprofit Sustainable Connections. John Blethen, owner of New Whatcom Interiors, received the organization’s lifetime achievement award. A news release from Sustainable Connections noted Blethen’s long-term commitment to open space through parks and greenways and environmental and community volunteerism, as well as his work organizing [...]

Architect who worked on Bullitt Center to speak at WWU, Nov. 14

Filed on 12. Nov, 2013 in Events

An associate professor of architecture at the University of Washington who played a role in the design and construction of Seattle’s Bullitt Center will speak about the building’s sustainable design and functioning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Academic West 204 at Western Washington University. Rob Peña, a building performance consultant with the UW Integrated [...]

2020 Engineering goes deep green on Seattle’s Bullitt Center

Filed on 24. Jun, 2013 in Contents

2020 Engineering goes deep green on Seattle’s Bullitt Center

A six-story building using solar panels, a rainwater cistern, composting toilets and a constellation of other systems to achieve what might be the most arduous certification process in sustainable building today. This is the Bullitt Center, extolled as the planet’s “greenest” office facility. And one Bellingham firm played a key role in its development. 2020 [...]

Huxley College event to focus on clean-energy movement

Filed on 28. May, 2013 in Contents

Huxley College event to focus on clean-energy movement

Western Washington University will host a presentation by David Allen, titled “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?: The Clean Energy Movement Reinvented,” as part of WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, in Room 212 of the university’s biology building. The presentation is free and open to the public. The presentation [...]

Appliance Depot to honor three local businesses on Earth Day

Filed on 19. Apr, 2013 in Contents

Appliance Depot to honor three local businesses on Earth Day

Appliance Depot plans to recognize three local businesses for sustainability efforts the nonprofit organization said go beyond recycling. The Depot will honor A-1 Builders, Willows Retirement Center, and Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority at 6 p.m. (prior to showing the environmental documentary “Trashed”) on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown [...]

WWU students develop products for ReMade challenge

Filed on 29. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Juniors in Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program have completed their annual ReMade projects, with this year’s designs featuring products for the household. The goal is to transform industrial waste items into viable commercial products that can then be sold. Each participant must come up with a design prototype, followed by a small production run [...]

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