ALL IN for Climate Action Week

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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 the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC, September 23-29, 2019.

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Calendar of Events ​​(check back ​for updates!)

Learn about the events being hosted during Bellingham's first ever ALL IN for Climate Action Week below. You can find more details​ about each event by clicking on the image. All events are free and open to the pu​​blic!​​​​​​​ ​​​

​​Sept. 21, 2019 (Saturday)

Climate Action f​or Peace - 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. 

​​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 at 1 p.m. Mayor Linville will then read a Climate Action Week proclamation at the City Council Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. All are welcome at the meetings or you can watch a live broadcast.

​​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. It can be picked up ahead of time at the Pickford.​

​​​​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!​

​​​​​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. 

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.

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 Whatcom Smart Trips 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. Ride will start and​ end at the parking lot at Bellingham High School. 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. ​

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 above RE Store (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. We'll break apart the details of what's proposed and what's being debated while the draft amendments move through formal p​ublic review this Fall.​​

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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: Hosted by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, 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. Helmets an​d instruction provided.

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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. In a “TEDx” style slam, hear a​bout district energy, solarize business campa​i​gn, renewable energy projects and much more. Learn, mingle with energy experts, and meet WWU’s newest Professor of Energy Studies, Froylan Sifuentes.​ Note: This event is being held at a 21+ taproom. 

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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 Habitat for Humanity & Ecotech Solar 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.

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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, how residential and commercial solar makes a bigger impact than people might think, how solar benefits the local economy, and the simple and affordable steps towards going solar.​

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 from the Climate Reality Project Bellingham Chapter ​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 to it. 

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. We’ll have a list of “scavenger hunt” clues to help you identify popular spots along the routes. Bus passes provided, or use your Gold Card if you have one. Meet at Gate 8 at 2pm sharp. Everyone welcome. ​

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 the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) on their campus for an opportunity to learn about NSEA and local salmon recovery efforts by taking p​art in activities that help maintain their native plant nursery. NSEA's native plant stock is an integral part of their restoration efforts to support healthy salmon habitat while also sequestering carbon. 

Sept. 27, 2019 (Fri)

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

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (*note that time has changed!) on Friday, Sept. 27

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

Description: Join us by land or sea at the border to sho​w tha​t there is no border when it comes to protecting the Salish Sea!  Tribal leaders will speak, and will stand with NGO’s and faith communities, to address the question “What can be done to save the Salish Sea?” Music by the Blackhawk Singer​s. 

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: Are you ready to take real action against climate change? 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. ​

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 enlarged and permanently displayed on three brand new buses. The theme is "I Love Nature." Kids will create their works of art while sitting on a WTA bus, parked at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Art supplies will be provided​.

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: Curious about e-bikes? Stop by and take one for a spin down to the new cycle track on the waterfront or up the new bike lane on Chestnut. E-bikes are a great solution for longer commutes and hills. Helmets provided but bring your own if you choose. Bike buddies will be on hand for suppo​rt if needed. ​