ALL IN for Climate Action Week Event Host Information

2022 Event Details

This page has information about hosting an event during ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2022, September 19-25. This year, we encourage hosts to align their events with the 2022 theme of “Inspiring Community Action Through Climate Conversations” by having their event serve as a platform for our community to showcase, discuss, or learn about experiences with our changing climate and local solutions, creating an opportunity for conversations where we can learn from one another. Learn more about the theme in the drop-down menu below.

Approved Climate Action Week events are posted on the City’s webpa​ge​ and calendar​ and receive additional promotional support​​ if submitted by Wednesday, August 17. This week is an opportunity to showcase all the work that is already happening in our community as well as generate new interests and reach diverse audiences through multiple groups.​​​​​​​​​ ​Please sign up for our climate action email updates to stay updated on changes.

Individuals or organizations who would like to host an event must complete a free online event registration form and agree to the Climate Action Week Terms & Conditions​.

Important Dates

  • August 17: Deadline to register events to be included in promotional materials
  • September 18: Deadline to register events for Climate Action Week and date of City’s Climate Action Week kickoff event
  • September 19-25: Climate Action Week dates

Events can be registered as late as September 18. However, to ensure your event is included in promotional materials, the registration deadline is Wednesday, August 17. By this deadline, you must at least submit the following details through your event registration form: the date, time, location, title, and a brief description of your event. You can submit additional details after the registration deadline if needed. When filling out your registration form, you can use the “save” button to save your work to return to later. Once the form is submitted, you will be emailed a link that will allow you to return to the form to make changes if needed as well.

2022 events are added to the Climate Action Week Event Calendar shortly after we receive registration forms from event hosts. The sooner we are provided with the basic details of your event (time, date, location, title, description), the sooner we can add it to our webpage.

The 2022 Climate Action Week theme is Inspiring Community Action Through Climate Conversations.

Climate change affects every person and entity in our communities. Last year alone, our home experienced a debilitating heat wave, poor air quality from wildfire smoke, and devastating flooding – events that were all intensified by climate change. These events were unprecedented in the ways they struck our communities. In some instances, they forced us to adapt and rebuild. And although the ways in which we each experience climate change may look different, these experiences leave us with something in common – stories. Whether stories of hardship or stories of hope, we likely all have experiences to share about climate impacts and solutions.

During this year’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week, we encourage events to serve as a platform for our community to showcase, discuss, or learn about individual experiences with our changing climate and local solutions, creating an opportunity for conversations where we can learn from one another. It is through these conversations that we can inspire meaningful and lasting climate action in our community.

The City of Bellingham invites community organizations, governments, businesses, academic institutions, arts/music organizations, individuals and other interest groups within Whatcom County to participate in ALL IN for Climate Action Week by hosting an event during the week of September 19-25, 2022. Community engagement through events such as panel discussions, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and more is essential to continuing to build awareness and further our community’s commitment to climate action. We hope to build upon the success of the Climate Action Weeks we’ve hosted the past three years, which each engaged at least 1,000 community members.

ALL IN for Climate Action Week eve​nts will take place between September 19-25, 2022. Event hosts are responsible for finding a venue and organizing all other details of their own events.​​​​ Events should be hosted at a location within Whatcom County.

Once your event is approved, it will be added to the event webpage and the City’s event calendar, in addition to any cross-promotion your organization may plan. Your event will also be promoted with print and digital advertising.

The outreach for Climate Action Week 2022 will be similar to past years, including:

  • City of Bellingham website
  • Social media posts and ads
  • Press release 
  • E-newsletters and targeted emails
  • Paid advertising in local newspapers
  • PSAs on local radio stations
  • Printed flyers posted around Bellingham and sent electronically to various groups
  • Local online event calendars
  • And more!

Event hosts are responsible for organizing all necessary logistics for their own events, including but not limited to:

  • Obtaining any necessary permits, if applicable (please note that there are often fees and other requirements associated with obtaining permits)
  • Securing and paying for event venues
  • Providing for health and safety needs, including COVID-19
  • Providing traffic control, if necessary

Typically the only support that the Climate Action Week staff can provide is promotional support and advice. We recommend partnering with community organizations and businesses, or finding sponsors, to help reduce the costs and effort required to host an event. Please contact us at bhamclimateweek@gmail.com if you are looking to partner with a community organization or business as we may be able to suggest ideas or connect you with other groups.

Event Inspiration

Looking for inspiration for your event? View events from past ALL IN for Climate Action Weeks.

Facility and Equipment Rentals

Below is a non-comprehensive list of public facility rentals available in the Bellingham area. Please note that many of these rentals require a fee and some require proof of insurance. Please contact bhamclimateweek@gmail.com if you plan to reserve City of Bellingham or Port of Bellingham facilities or equipment for a Climate Action Week event to see if we can assist you.

Additionally, you can also check with local businesses or organizations that already have a physical space to see if they’d be interested in partnering on your event and could provide a space.

More Information

Resources

Contact Information

For questions about Climate Action Week, contact bhamclimateweek@gmail.com.

Please note that the City is partnering with Peak Sustainability Group this year for Climate Action Week, so you may be coordinating with Peak staff on your event(s).

We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.