ALL IN for Climate Action Week

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ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2020 
​Thank you to everyone who made the City's first ALL IN for Climate Action Week a success in 2019. More than 1,500 people attended the events hosted by our dedicated community partners! To build upon this success, the City plans to hosts its second annual ALL IN for Climate Action Week during the week of September 21-27, 2020 while adhering to health​ guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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This page will be updated with information about the 2020 events as the information becomes available. In the meantime, please check out the 2019 events below for inspiration, sign up for climate action ema​il updates, or email all-in@cob.org with questions.​

What is Bellingham's ALL IN for Climate Action Week?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ALL IN for Climate Action Week is a celebration of all the knowledge, progress and resources our community has to offer when looking for solutions to address global climate change at the local level. It will take everyone to make the shifts that need to happen, and our community is full of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and governments that are making strides ​to build up our city as a leader in climate action. The week is scheduled to align with Climate Week NYC and the United Nations (UN)​ General Assembly. 

Calendar of 2019 Events

Learn about the events that were hosted during Bellingham's ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2019 below to get inspiration for hosting events in September 2020. You can find more details​ about the organizations that hosted the events by clicking on the links in the event descriptions. ​

​​Sept. 21, 2019 (Saturday)

Climate Action f​or Pe​ace - International Day of Peace

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21

Location: ​The Majestic Ballroom (1027 N Forest St, Bellingham)

Description: The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center has been celebrating the International Day of Peace for the ​past 17 years. This year's theme is Climate Action for Peace, in recognition of the importance of combatting climate change to protect and promote peace throughout the world. Join us for keynote speakers, live music, poetry, and a silent auction. 

Learn about the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center​.

​​Sept. 23 to Sept. 29, 2019 (all week)

Climate Action Week Social Media Campaigns

Description: Follow the Port of Bellingham​ and Whatcom​ Transportation Authority (WTA) on social media to see daily posts about various climate action topics during ALL IN for Climate Action Week. ​​

​​Sept. 23, 2019 (Mon)

ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kick-off

Time: 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 

Location: Council Chambers at Bellingham C​ity Hall (210 Lottie Street, Bellingham)

Description: Learn about the progress that has been made towards the City's climate action goals during a presentation at the Committee of the Whole​ meeting (view recording here). Mayor Linville will then read a Climate Action Week proclamation at the City Council Regular Meeting (view recording here). 

​​Sept. 23, 2019 (Mon)

"Racing Extinction" - a Documentary

Time: 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 

Location: Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street, Bellingham)

Description: In "Racing Extinction", a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with unforgettable images that will change the way we see the planet. This documentary will awaken the senses of e​very compassionate human. While the movie is free, a ticket is required. ​

Learn about the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice​

​​​​Sept. 24, 201​9 (Tue)

Climate Action for Smart Businesses

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on ​Tuesday, September 24

Location: Squalicum Boathouse (2600 N Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham)

Description: Smart businesses are leading the country in climate action. Join the Port of Bellingham and Sustainable Connections over lunch to learn how your business can sign up to save energy, money, and be a leader in climate change.​ Lunch will be provided!​

Learn about Sustainable Connections. ​

​​​​​Sept. 24, 2019 (Tue)

Bringing Climate Action Home: an Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Fair

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24

Location: Building Performance Center (3406 Redwood Ave, Bellingham)

Description: Are you interested in improving the energy efficiency of your home? Local energy professionals and contractors will be on hand at this interactive event to educate about the basics of home performance and ways to reduce energy consu​mption. 

​Learn about the Community Energy Challenge

Sept. 24, 2019 (Tue)

Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 

Location: Lairmont Manor (405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham)

Description: Climate change is one of the key moral issues of our time, and it is essential that faith communities be fully involved and mobilized. ​This will be a non-denominational service led by local faith leaders from several faith ​traditions. We will gather to celebrate our common home, Earth, and commit to our moral responsibility to protect it.

Learn about the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice​.​

Sept. 25, 2019 (Wed)

E-Bike Ride

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25

Location:​ Bellingham High School parking lot (2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham​)

Description: Bring your electric bike and join us for a ride around town! On the ride we'll cover how to use the green bike boxes, navigating intersections, choosing good routes and more. This is a great ride for new e-bike riders who want to learn more about the rules of the road and the best routes. ​

Learn about Whatcom Smart Trips​

Sept. 25, 2019 (Wed)

Clean Energy Activist Meeting

Time: 6​:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25

Location:​ Sustainable Living Center (2309 Meridian St, Bellingham​)​

Description: Our meeting will focus on Whatcom County​'s proposed land-use code amendments for the Cherry Point zone that would prohibit new fossil fuel industries and reform the permitting process for existing o​il refineries' projects.

Learn about RE Sources ​for Sustainable Communities​

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Sept. 26, 2019 (Thu)

Shared Electric Scooter Demonstration ​

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26

Location: The Granary Building (1211 Granary Ave​, Bellingham)

Description: The goal of this event is to introduce our community to shared e-scooter technology and provide an opportunity for Q&A about how shar​ed micro​-mobility works. All participants 18 and older will have a chance to try an e-scooter on the newly completed cycle tracks by Waypoint Park. 

Learn about the Downtown Bellingham Partnership

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Sept. 26, 2019 (Thu)

Green Power X (GPX)

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26

Location: Aslan Depot (1322 N State St​, Bellingham)

Description: GPX b​rings you fast p​aced ideas from Bellingham energy experts for achieving a better energy future. Learn, mingle with energy experts, and meet WWU’s newest Professor of Energy Studies, Froylan Sifuentes.​ 

Learn about Puget Sound Energy and the WWU Institute for Energy Studies.

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Sept. 26, 2019 (Thu)

Help Telegraph Town​homes Go Solar! 

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26

Location: Cordata Presbyterian Church (400 Meadowbrook Ct​, Bellingham)

Description: Join us for a free workshop to learn how solar can work in your home; & how you can help the Telegraph Townhome Community go solar! Ecotech experts will give you all the details on federal tax incentives, energy savings and easy financing options.

Learn about Habitat for Humanity and Ecotech Solar​

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Sept. 26, 2019 (Thu)

Go Solar, Save the Planet, Save Money Workshop

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26

Location: Firehouse Events Center (1314 Harris Ave​, Bellingham)

Description: This workshop will include a presentation that discusses solar, how it works, how utility power uses fossil fuels, the impact that carbon emissions have on the climate, and the simple and affordable steps towards going solar.​

Learn about Banner Power Solutions

Sept. 26, 2019 (Thu)

A Moral Case for Climate Action

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26

Location: Bellingham Unitari​an Fellowship (1207 Ellswo​rth St​, Bellingham)

Description: Join Betsy​ Gross and Jayne Freudenberger ​as they show video excerpts of Dr. William Barber's speech at the Climate Reality Leadership Conference 2019. His speech urges us to recognize the impacts that climate change has on poor and indigenous people, who have c​ontributed the lea​st.

Learn about the Climate Reality Project Bellingham Chapter​

Sept. 27, 2019 (Fri)

Scavenger Hunt by WTA Bus

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:1​​5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27

Location: Downtown Bellingham Bus Station (205 E Magnolia St, Bellingham)

Description: Learn how to ride the bus on this fun guided trip. This is a great trip for getting a view of both the Gold and Green Go Lines, two of the most used bus routes in Bellingham. Everyone welcome. ​

Learn about Whatcom Smart Trips​

Sept. 27, 2019 (Fri)

Climate Action Week Work Party with ​NSEA

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27

Location: NSEA campus (3057 E. Bakerview ​Rd.​, Bellingham, WA 98226)

Description: ​Join NSEA on their campus for an opportunity to learn about local salmon recovery efforts. NSEA's native plant stock is an integral part of their efforts to support healthy salmon habitat while also sequestering carbon. 

Learn about the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA)​

Sept. 27, 2019 (Fri)

Netse Mot: One Mind for Xw'ullemy (the Salish Sea)

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.​m. on Friday, Sept. 27

Location: Blaine Fishing​ Pier (End of Marine Drive, Blaine)

Description: Check out a 60-second video of the event on the Sacred Sea Facebook page​

Learn about Lummi Nation​​​; RE Sources for Sustainable Communities; Stand.earth; Earth Ministry; Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship; Sierra Club; 350 Seattle; Mosquito Fleet​.​​​

Sept. 28, 2019 (Sat)

Little Squalicum Park Restoration Work Party

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28

Location: Little ​Squalicum Park (640 Marine Drive, Bellingham)

Description: Join us at Little Squalicum Park where we will help prevent invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry, clematis, and English Ivy from dominating this restoration site and preventing native plants from improving water quality and sequestering carbon. ​

Learn about the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program​

Sept. 28, 2019 (Sat)

Kids Art Contest at the Farmers Market

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28

Location: Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham)

Des​cription: WTA is seeking works of art from kids 10 or younger, to be permanently displayed on three brand new buses.

​Learn about the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA). ​​

Sept. 28, 2019 (Sat)

E-Bike​ Demos

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28

Location: Boundary Bay Brewery (1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham)

Des​cription: E-bikes are a great solution for longer commutes and hills.

Learn about Whatcom Smart Trips​.

Sept. 28, 2019 (Sat)

State of the Solar System Art Installation Celebration

Time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28

Location: The Sun sculpture (on N State St. right before the roundabout at the junction of N State St., N Forest St., Boulevard, and Wharf St.)

Des​cription: Learn about the State of the Solar System art installation

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