Upcoming Events

Self-Guided Lake Whatcom Tour

Learn more about Lake Whatcom while visiting the Hertz Trail along Lake Whatcom's northern shoreline. Informational signs about the Lake's history, facts, and stewardship opportunities will be posted along the trail for adult and kid hikers to enjoy. Please remember to recreate responsibly by picking up after your pets, staying on the trail, and carrying ... Read more

*Cancelled*Volunteer Opportunity: Community Work Party at Whatcom Creek by City Hall

Whatcom Creek (by City Hall) 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, wa

* Cancelled*Celebrate Whatcom Water Week with the City of Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program and the Bellingham Kiwanis as we work to restore salmon habitat and cleanup this well-loved trail behind City Hall. All ages and abilities are welcome! Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Tools, gloves, and instructions are ... Read more

The Hidden Life of Trees (Virtual Showing)

Join Whatcom Million Trees Project (WMTP), Pickford Film Center and multiple local co-sponsors for an in-person showing of the film The Hidden Life of Trees, a new documentary based on Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book of the same name. In-person showings at the Pickford will be on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 ... Read more

2nd Annual Bellingham Vegan Restaurant Week

Join Bellingham Vegfest for Bellingham Vegan Restaurant Week. We will celebrate the delicious plant-based options that Bellingham restaurants have to offer! Each participating restaurant will offer at least one all plant-based option during the week. Choosing a plant-based diet is one way to minimize our personal impact on our planet. Join our amazing local restaurants ... Read more


Join From a Child's Point of View and Bellingham Youth Media Project for a PROJECT WE BEAM Treasure Hunt during ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Everyone is invited to offer their ideas to fix problems caused by climate change. The PROJECT WE BEAM Treasure Hunt will be displayed in two locations in Bellingham -- ... Read more

Climate-Themed Children’s Storytime

Join the Children's Department of the Bellingham Public Library for two fun, brain-building, virtual Storytimes with Climate Action themes for kids ages birth to 5 years during Climate Action Week. Each Storytime highlights the importance of the Five Early Literacy Practices of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Visit the Library's Storytimes page to register, ... Read more

This World We Call Home Book List

Celebrate Climate Action Week by reading a climate-themed book or leading your own climate-themed book club. The Bellingham Public Library is offering This World We Call Home book and materials list during Climate Action Week to find valuable reading and background resources in a variety of formats to further your education about climate change issues. The Heartbeat ... Read more

Sustainability Institute at WWU Info Fair

Attention Western Washington University (WWU) students! Visit the Sustainability Institute table at Western's Fall Info Fair in Red Square to discover how you can make WWU and Bellingham more sustainable! You'll be able to:• Join the Sustainability Ambassadors• Learn about the Climate Leadership Certificate• Sign up for the Sustainability Minor• Apply for a grant to ... Read more

Cooking with Scraps to Eat Healthy, Save Money and the Planet!

Join Cindy Thompson from Trimazing! Health & Life Style Coaching for a virtual cooking demo on how to maximize our food scraps and save them from being thrown away. The demo will be shown on Facebook live on Monday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. Did you know that food waste doesn’t break down into soil ... Read more

How to Make Compost – Start to Finish (9/20 at Whatcom Middle School)

Join the Food Educators of Common Threads Farm in building, maintaining and harvesting a compost pile in this hands-on workshop. Compost is an important part of shifting food production closer to home and reducing "food miles" and the associated emissions and fossil fuel use. You'll also be contributing to the health of our school gardens ... Read more