Events for October 24, 2020

All Day

2040 Film

​​Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, and concern for the planet she will inherit, award-winning film director Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided ... Read more

Community Climate Action Chalk Art Contest

The Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham are based along the waters of Bellingham Bay. We are directly affected by sea level rise and other effects of climate change. This event invites participation from everyone in the community to celebrate our water heritage. During ALL IN for Climate Action Week, we invite community members ... Read more


Bellingham Veg Week

This week-long Bellingham Veg Fest event will focus on a vegan lifestyle. There will be various events to encourage and inspire people to choose a plant-based diet. Choosing plant based diet options is one way for people to minimize their personal impact on our planet. Animal agriculture is linked to climate change, pollution, deforestation, world ... Read more


Win-Win: Addressing Affordable Housing and Climate Change

Often climate action strategies in communities miss an important opportunity to connect housing and land use decisions with their inevitable future greenhouse gas emissions. This short 17-minute highlight video, which was featured in the 2020 Innovations in Naturally Affordable Housing Virtual Summit, describes these connections and how to improve affordable housing and overall quality of ... Read more


Climate Action Book Club: Don’t Even Think About It

The Community Energy Challenge is partnering with Village Books to invite you to discuss Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and let's start the day by breaking down barriers to climate action! "From the founder of the Climate ... Read more

Sehome Hill Aboretum Board of Govenors Meeting

This is a virtual webinar. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:Your Personal Meeting Link: ID: 986 3957 2363Password: 227295Or join by phone:Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):+1 253 215 8782 +1 669 900 6833 +1 346 248 7799 +1 929 205 6099 +1 301 715 ... Read more

What-Comm Administrative Board Meeting

Online via Zoom Bellingham

The location of this meeting will be online. Register via Zoom to participate. See the WHAT-COMM Administrative Board page for more information and meeting materials.

Turning the Tables on the Asian Giant Hornet

The Whatcom Museum is working with the Washington State Department of Agriculture to provide an educational program on the invasive species: Asian Giant Hornets. Learn how this species poses a threat to our local biome, what to do if you come across one, and how you can help. The event will be hosted as a live ... Read more

Placemaking and Climate Change Migration

RECORDING: A video recording of this past event is available at Climate change forced displacement and resettlement is becoming a pressing topic as the impacts of sea level rise, drought, and severe tropical storms increasingly impact communities’ livelihoods. As communities and entire nations are forced to resettle, how will basic social and cultural structures ... Read more

Climate and Racial Justice: Sharing Stories of Activism Rooted in Love

RECORDING: A recording of this past event is available at Climate and racial injustice are inextricably intertwined. Science and data give us a foundational understanding, but the power of sharing our personal stories cannot be overestimated. For it is our love, our resolve and commitment that reach into and reverberate in people's hearts. Our presenters ... Read more

A Climate of Change – NSEA’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Climate change is one of the largest challenges facing salmon recovery. Rising temperatures, climate refugees, droughts and flood events all threaten these environmental, cultural and economic icons. Land management and restoration of wetlands and estuaries can protect our communities. Please join NSEA for A Climate of Change. This curated program tackles the issue of global ... Read more

Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board Meeting

The Watershed Advisory Board (WAB) provides citizen advice to the City regarding the protection, clean-up, and restoration of the Lake Whatcom reservoir and watershed. The WAB further advises on the acquisition and management of properties in the City’s watershed land acquisition program. The WAB typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month. To participate in the 9/24 virtual meeting, please register ... Read more