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Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Aslan Brewing Company, a member of Sustainable Connections, is based in Bellingham, WA and was founded in 2012. From the beginning, every decision the Aslan founders made was through the lens of sustainability. When Aslan opened its brewpub doors in May of 2014, team members focused on crafting world-class beer with local ingredients and low-impact…

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…

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…

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs: The Power of Capitalism “Every company and every industry will be transformed by the transition to a net zero world. The question is, will you lead, or will you be led?” Key takeaways: Employees everywhere are searching for more meaningful and flexible work. Additionally, the pandemic brought issues such…

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