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Conservation Links


Below are few links organizations that are implementing positive conservation solutions. These organizations can help you find information and solutions for yourself, your family or your business.


The Community Energy Challenge
The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible from start to finish. They provide participating households and businesses with quality information, a full energy assessment, a customized energy action plan detailing cost-effective measures, assistance with utility and tax rebates, attractive and accessible financing opportunities, reliable contractors, and quality assurance.

Building Performance Center
The Building Performance Center is a division of the Opportunity Council and an excellent source for home energy conservation resources. They provide training, consulting and retrofit services. In addition to fee-for-service work, they are able to provide free or reduced-fee services for those who are income qualified through the Opportunity Council’s Home and Energy Services program.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association is dedicated to restoring wild salmon runs in Whatcom County, in part by restoration of habitat. Work crews and volunteers plant and maintain thousands of trees year-round. Among many other benefits, trees in our community sequester and store carbon.      

Smart Trips
Whatcom Smart Trips is an ongoing partnership between local government, public agencies, employers, and schools to promote transportation by bicycling, sharing rides, and riding the bus.   It isn't just your work commute that qualifies as a Smart Trip.  Any trip made by walking, bicycling, sharing a ride, or riding the bus that replaces a drive-alone vehicle trip is a Smart Trip.
Sustainable Connections
This network of locally owned, independent businesses is helping promote sustainable business practices among their more than 550 members through programs such as Green Building, Food and Farming, Think Local and more.    
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The USGBC runs the LEED green building certification program, which encourgages the maintenance and operation of buildings for improved environmental and human health. The USGBC also provides educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, professional credentials, and supports public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.