ALL IN for Climate Action Week Event Archive

This page has information about past events that the Bellingham community hosted for ALL IN for Climate Action Week since the City’s first year organizing the event in 2019. Climate Action Week is an annual week-long celebration of the knowledge, progress and resources our community has to offer when looking for solutions to address global climate change at the local level. We encourage you to use this page as a source of inspiration when planning your own Climate Action Week events!

2021 Summary

Thank you to our community for hosting and attending so many great events between September 20 to 26, 2021! This year’s events engaged more than 1,000 participants through presentations, volunteer activities, film showings, bike rides, workshops, and more. We hope you will join us for ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2022. We will post information about hosting events in 2022 when it is available.

Thank you note showing the Climate Action Week logo and photos of people at events, such as kids holding up prizes, people volunteering outside, people holding a bag full of litter they picked up, people eating vegan food at a restaurant, and people on bikes.

ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2021 Events

The list of events that took place this year is below. Events were added to this webpage shortly after receiving registration forms from event hosts. Some events were recorded.

Event Recordings

The following events were recorded and are available to view:

The Hidden Life of Trees (Virtual Showing)

EVENT EXTENDED: Due to demand, the virtual screening of this event has been extended through Sunday, Oct. 3. Join Whatcom Million Trees Project (WMTP), Pickford Film Center and multiple local co-sponsors for showings of the film The Hidden Life of Trees, a new documentary based on Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book of the same name. Virtual streaming ... 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

Event Recording: You can access the recordings of the climate-themed Children's Storytimes by registering for free on the Library Storytimes page. 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 ... 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

PROJECT WE BEAM Storefront Project

PROJECT WE BEAM is installing artwork in downtown Bellingham storefronts on Monday, September 20 as part of their Storefront Project. Keep an eye out for storefronts in Bellingham as they showcase children's various artwork depicting the importance of banding together to help end climate change. This event is part of the City of Bellingham's ALL ... 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!

Event Recording: This virtual event took place live on September 20. You can access a recording of the event on Google Drive. 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 ... 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

Allied Arts Reuse Thrift Store – Bag It Sale

Join Allied Arts of Whatcom County for a repurposed art supply sale and celebrate the art of creative reuse! Gently used art, school and office supplies will be on sale at $20/ large bag, $10/ medium bag and $5/ small bag at the Allied Arts Reuse Thrift Store. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to ... Read more

2020 Summary

Our community and local governments put together more than 20 great events between September 20-27, 2020. Thank you to all of the event hosts and participants who made our second annual ALL IN for Climate Action Week a success.

Recorded events: Did you miss an event, want to watch it again, or share it with a friend? Some of the 2020 events were recorded and can still be accessed at any time:

Information about all of the events hosted during ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2020 is below.

ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kick-off Event: Equity and Action

Online Bellingham

RECORDING: We are so honored that Tamara Toles O'Laughlin and Dr. Sweta Chakraborty took time to share their valuable insights with us. If you missed the event or want to watch it again, you can view a recording here. This online event kicked off our second ALL IN for Climate Action Week with speakers discussing ... 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


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

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


Yoga for Earth Activists

As activists, we need to make time for self-care so that we can process our grief and frustration to be able to celebrate the Earth and replenish our energy for the work of being a change maker. This digital class is accessible and open to all. Amy Robinson, owner of 3 Oms Yoga and a ... Read more


All Things Solar, Storage, and Net Zero Living

RECORDING: A recording of this past event is available at Western Solar was established in Bellingham in 2002 with the expressed purpose to help Whatcom County residents to go net zero. A lot has changed over the last 18 years but our mission has stayed the same. In this webinar we will discuss how ... Read more


Energy and Climate Trivia Power Hour!

Test your energy and climate smarts with this pub trivia challenge! From the local to the global to the pop cultural, you never know what tidbit from your memory banks will come in handy. Teams of up to 6 are encouraged and we'll leave it up to you how to communicate with your team mates ... Read more

The Condor and the Eagle Film Screening

Come together virtually as people of faith and conscience to celebrate the Fall Equinox, watch this award-winning documentary, hear from the filmmakers & protagonists, and unite the faith community in the movement for Indigenous rights and climate justice. This event will include a screening of the film The Condor & the Eagle followed by presentations ... Read more

Green Up Your Ride

RECORDING: Watch a video recording from this past event at Curious about electric vehicles? Then our upcoming virtual event is for you! We'll be talking all things EVs, with a specific focus on environmentally friendly home charging. Hear from our EV experts and ask questions on: The benefits of driving an EVHow charging works ... Read more

Build Electric Washington

This event is a lunchtime webinar forum showcasing the movement to transition all buildings to 100% renewable-powered efficient electric heating. In Bellingham, burning gas in buildings, homes and for power is our single biggest source of climate pollution— even more than driving cars in the city. There's no way to secure a livable climate while relying on ... Read more

Whales and Climate Change – Online Youth Event

Learn how Climate Change impacts whales and what you can do to help! The event will include a short lesson and an activity (an activity template will be emailed to those registered). For more information and registration information, please visit: Hosted by: Orca Network and Langley Whale Center. This event is part of the ... Read more

Can Climate-Friendly Utilities Serve Social Justice?

Join us for a webinar panel discussion exploring issues regarding utility access. We will discuss how fiber optic access can be a powerful service to low income communities and internet access for education for all. We will also explore the various opportunities for carbon friendly utilities and the connection between clean energy and social justice. ... 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

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

Bike Anywhere Day

Bike to work, for an essential errand, or just for the fun of it. Biking is an ideal form of socially distanced transportation. It’s good for you and the environment! Visit for Smart Trips’ map featuring bike routes and trails, cycling tips, and fun, self-guided bike rides. This event is part of the City’s ... Read more

Feature Friday Film from the Marine Life Center

RECORDING: Find a video recording of this past event at The Marine Life Center posts a weekly "Feature Creature" educational video on Fridays. This week, we will feature the effects of climate change on our local ocean creatures. These videos are posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages. This event is part of the ... Read more

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