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Climate Action Week 2022 Kickoff Event

Sep 18 , 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

The City of Bellingham is partnering with the Port of Bellingham and Kulshan Brewing Co. for a free, fun, all-ages event to kick off the City’s annual ALL IN for Climate Action Week, a week of climate-themed events hosted by the Bellingham community.

Join us on Sunday, September 18 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to celebrate and learn more about Bellingham climate action! Bring your family and friends to the Kulshan Trackside Beer Garden and Downtown Waterfront Portal Village to enjoy these activities and more:

  • Starting at approximately 3 p.m.:
    • Live circus act and interactive kids zone by Wren the Juggler
    • Educational booths featuring hands-on activities, including arts and crafts. Enter a prize drawing for participating in the activities!
    • Electric bike demos by Sun-E-Land Bikes
    • Face painting by Dayna Joy
    • Food trucks
    • WTA bus to walk on and practice loading bike on
  • Starting at approximately 4:15 p.m.:
    • “Community Conversations” – hear from community members about their motivations for pursuing climate action
  • Starting at approximately 5 p.m.:
    • Live music by The Walrus

This is a Toward Zero Waste event, meaning that efforts have been made to reduce and properly dispose of waste at this event. There will be multiple centralized waste stations with recycling, compost, and landfill disposal available and educational signage. Please consider bringing your own water bottle, reusable cutlery, and bag to the event.

Toward Zero Waste

Weather Considerations

This event will happen rain or shine. Please check the forecast beforehand and dress accordingly. The area can get windy. The venue has grassy areas that are great for setting up your own blanket or chairs on a nice day. There are also plenty of picnic tables to sit at in Trackside and the Portal Village area.

Accessibility

Interpretation: ASL interpretation will be available for the spoken segments of the event from 3-5 p.m., until the band begins playing.

Mobility: Please note that the majority of the venue is gravel. Efforts have been made to increase hard compacted gravel at the site, which wheelchairs can more easily navigate. Please email all-in@cob.org with questions.

Thanks to the following organizations for hosting educational booths and hands-on activities at this event!

  • 350 Bellingham
  • Allied Arts of Whatcom County
  • Bellingham High School Environmental Club
  • City of Bellingham Public Works
  • Climate Activism Lab
  • Climate Reality Project Bellingham Chapter
  • Community Energy Challenge
  • Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum
  • Multifaith Network for Climate Justice
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA)
  • Project WE BEAM
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
  • Ragfinery
  • Walk & Roll Bellingham
  • Whatcom Conservation District
  • Whatcom Million Trees Project
  • Whatcom Transportation Authority
  • WWU Sustainability Engagement Institute

Location and Directions

Travel by bike, bus, or foot: Kulshan is offering $1 off your first pint of beer if you bike, bus, or walk to the event! A bike valet service will be provided by Let’s Bike Bellingham.

Find your bike route at cob.org/bike and your bus route using the online trip planner at ridewta.com.

Travel by car: Carpooling is encouraged! Street parking is available on Granary Ave and W Laurel St. There are gravel parking lots off of each of these streets as well.

Address

Kulshan Trackside Beer Garden and Downtown Waterfront Portal Village
298 W Laurel Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact

City of Bellingham Climate Action Team
Email: all-in@cob.org

Prize Drawing/Event Feedback

Receive a prize drawing entry for up to five events you attend during Climate Action Week! Three prize drawing winners will be selected to choose between a solar backpack, waterproof bike bag, energy efficiency kit, or zero waste shopping kit. 

For each entry, you must submit a brief online feedback form for the event you attended and include a unique codeword for that event. Obtain the codeword for the Kickoff Celebration by emailing bhamclimateweek@gmail.com.

This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.