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How one neighborhood turned a freeway eyesore into a green asset

It’s a busy weekend for a tract of scrub land next to Interstate 5 that is being turned into an environmentally minded mini-farm in the heart of Bellingham.

York Community Farm will hold its summer solstice party Saturday, June 25. The same day, the farm will be the first of its kind…

College students, citizen scientists survey area beaches for debris

A group canvassed parts of a beach near Cap Sante Marina last week.

While some walked slowly back and forth with their heads down, looking for out-of-place items, others sat in groups with buckets and strainers, sifting sand as if panning for gold.

“We’re picking up anything on the…

Learning center builds relationships

A Watered Garden Family Learning Center was established in 2003 and had about six volunteers in 2015. Volunteers who share their time and experience with the learners come from various backgrounds and cultures. Most are students at Western Washington University and are adding capacity to their…

Opportunities abound for connecting communities through service 2016-04-05
Free eye clinic in Bellingham helps 1,000th patient

Barb Roy of Ferndale wears glasses but hadn’t had an eye exam in six or seven years. She found herself moving printed material closer to her face when she read, so she figured it was time to have her eyes checked again.

But there was a problem. Money.

WWU third on Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing schools 2016-02-23
Meet Nina, the Peace Corps volunteer

NINA OLIVIER is a French-American living and volunteering in the Philippines.

She was born and raised in San Diego, California, USA where she fell in love with the ocean, and where her interest in marine biology and conservation started.

She’s a graduate of Bachelor of Science…

Waste Not, Want Not: Student's Idea Propels Seattle Pacific University Into Food Recovery Network

There are some people who see a problem and find a solution. That’s true of one student at Seattle Pacific University who transformed her feelings about what she was observing into action. Now, her school is all set to become the first private college in Washington state to feed the homeless by…

Western, Peace Corps announce new prep program 2016-01-28
C2C tour brings hundreds of youth to campus 2015-10-20
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