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January 2022

CANCELLED – Climate Fiction and Climate Change Literature

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Professor Stephen Siperstein

We have cancelled this event due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience. In this presentation, professor Stephen Siperstein will explore how climate change literature, and particularly climate change fiction (also known as cli-fi), can be a source of radical hope in our burning world. Specifically, in creating a space for empathy, imagination, and even beauty, literature about climate change provides roots and routes: roots to understand the past and present systems that are driving the climate…

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Wood Songs

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Devin Champlin by Joseph Vidrine freelancecajun

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8258868 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Local luthier Devin Champlin discusses musical instrument making and the treasured woods that are used in the craft.

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Tapping Bigleaf Maples for Syrup: How the Impossible Became Possible

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Announced
Free
Neil's Bigleaf Maple Syrup. Tapped on the West Coast.

THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL.  Some of the rarest and tastiest maple syrup is tapped right in our County — sustainably! Hear this Acme farm's history — and future plans — from owner Neil McLeod and others during an intriguing on-site site tour. Sample tastings included! Pre-registration required; space is limited.

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February 2022

Rena Priest – Poet Laureate

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Rena Priest

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8358191 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a poetry reading focused on the themes in this year's Whatcom READS selection, Greenwood.

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Intersectional Environmentalism: The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Emily Pinkney

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8414465 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Communities of color and low-income communities have carried the heaviest burden of environmental injustice, but the environmental movement has excluded these communities from the conversation—from science policy to outdoor recreation. Environmentalism is white and some of the outcomes have been white supremacist in nature and symptomatic to the greater root cause. To combat the racism embedded…

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

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A Million More Trees for Whatcom County? YES!

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Whatcom Million Trees Project

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427104 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Learn the who, what, where, when, why and how of Whatcom Million Trees Project exciting initiatives in the County to plant one-million trees over the next five years. An interactive Q&A webinar with Executive Director Michael Feerer.

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Introduction to Forest Bathing

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL Join April Claxton, Among the Trees pnw, for an intro to Forest Bathing. This is a slow walk with guided exercises using our sense to connect to the forest. Most of our time together will be spent in silence. Event details will be sent to registered participants.

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The Woodstock Farm Story — and its Fruitful Future

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Live Video Meeting
Free
Ariel view of Woodstock Farm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/8427074 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Discover the storied history of this wonderful 16-acre City waterfront park near the Chuckanuts, and its orchard planting in-progress that will enhance local food resiliency while keeping the historic character of this special site.

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