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Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

Sustainability Spotlight: Holly’s Meat Pies

Sustainability Spotlight: Holly’s Meat Pies

Welcome to our new column, Sustainability Spotlight! We are featuring businesses in Whatcom County that are putting sustainability into practice. Stay tuned for our next article featuring Colleen and Travis Unema of Brio Laundry and Brio Cleaners!  Happy 10th anniversary! When you reflect on your journey, what aspects of your business have remained constant and what…

Community Engagement: Tips for Success

Community Engagement: Tips for Success

Community engagement is hard work. It can be a thankless job, but it also can be the most rewarding work with the best people. We’ve had the honor of working with some amazing people who are truly committed to community, future generations, and a healthy environment.  Whether you have been in the technical or policy trenches for…

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