Buy Local South Sound

Sustainable South Sound’s Buy Local Program encourages residents of Thurston County to shop at local businesses and farms. Buying local keeps your money in our local economy, creates local jobs, builds the local tax base, benefits the local environment, and strengthens the local community! Now in its 11th year of operation, Buy Local has nearly […]

Local Food Systems

  Help us work toward a local, healthy and sustainable food system… Food Summit Event on October 15th Sold Out—Please Join Us For October 14th Community Potluck The goal of the Food Summit is to bring our community together to celebrate, network and develop an action plan for a safe, local and sustainable food system. […]

Indicator Project

River in Pacific Northwest forest

Sustainable South Sound has been exploring sustainability indicators since 1992. Sustainability indicators help us to assess the health of our community and specific areas that need to be addressed. Traditional indicators measure gross economic activity without adjusting for the consequences of that activity. Oil spills, car accidents, cigarettes, divorce, disease, and crime all help boost […]