As an organization that commits to a thriving local economy that supports meaningful jobs from a diversity of business owners, as well as a commitment to decreasing negative impacts on our environment, becoming a member of Sustainable Connections was an easy decision. We believe we are lucky to live in a very remarkable part of the world, so we’ll do what we can to make sure it only gets better!
Chamber of Commerce – Bellingham and Ferndale:
Sterling is a chamber member for both Bellingham and Ferndale, and our brokers are encouraged to attend monthly meetings to connect and network with other local businesses like bankers, builders, inspectors, surveyors, accountants and more. The more local connections we maintain, the more our customers benefit. Bellingham’s chamber includes additional organizations, like Whatcom Young Professionals, that some of our brokers are active with as well.
Administered through Sustainable Connections, Toward Zero Waste is a pledge that we keep to reduce the amount of waste that our business produces by at least 50%. Sustainable Connections provides free technical assistance and promotional materials to help businesses achieve this goal. Efforts can include going paperless and making an effort to increase purchasing of recycled and environmentally preferable products. You can view the full list of local businesses who have taken this pledge by clicking here – please make an effort to support these businesses.
Our Managing Broker Phil Dyer is a member of Built Green Whatcom County, a program designed to create safer, healthier and more efficient homes, reduce impacts of construction and development, and improve and protect the valuable community and natural resources of Whatcom County. Sterling brokers who are certified by Built Green have the tools to actively promote the features and benefits of these practices to homebuyers, making Built Green the preferred consumer standard.
Projects that are certified through Built Green have demonstrated achievement in several areas of environmental responsibility:
- Preserving natural processes through responsible site and water management.
- Lowering operating costs through energy-efficient equipment and systems.
- Reducing toxins and pollutants for a healthier indoor environment.
- Minimizing waste by careful selection of materials and jobsite recycling.