2018 Events

Get plugged in! Find a workshop or event to help your community spark on-the-ground clean energy projects.


Farm Grant Opportunities: Meet & Greet
October 18, 6:00pm

Farm Grant Opportunities: Meet & Greet

Date & Time: Thursday October 18, 2018 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden

Funding your dreams can be one of the trickier parts of growing your farm. Many farmers are not aware of all the resources available for financial support. Whatcom Conservation District and Cloud Mountain Farm center are organizing a networking event on Oct 18th as part of the Whatcom Farm Speaker Series. Come make direct connections with funding agencies and hear a panel of successful grant recipients from the local farm community. Spark Northwest’s own Program Manger, Mia Devine, will be there to talk about REAP grants for clean energy projects!

The purpose of the event is to bring together organizations that are working to enhance agriculture in Whatcom County, to share information on local grant programs, and provide networking opportunities for local farmers to get their questions answered.  This event is organized so to help local farmers will gain an understanding of what grant opportunities are available and what funders are looking for. Get all your questions answered in face-to-face interactions with representatives from local, state and federal programs, agricultural initiatives, and commercial or private foundations.

Washington State Solar Summit
October 19, 8:00am

The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual conference and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, financial lenders, consultants and more. The 2018 Solar Summit will included a daytime conference, exhibition, and an evening networking reception. This is a must-attend event for anyone engaged in solar business and deployment, policy, education and advocacy in Washington state. 

Presented by Solar Washington. 

Topics to be discussed will include the following (subject to change):

  • Net metering and other state policy topics
  • Diversity, inclusion and equity in solar energy
  • Results from the first year of the current Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program
  • State of Solar in WA and USA
  • Initiative 1631: Purpose & Impacts

DISCOUNTED EARLY REGISTRATION RATES NOW AVAILABLE! Special discounted rate for Solar Washington members and sponsors. 

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Fall Trivia Night
October 23, 6:00pm

The weather’s getting cold, but trivia is heating up!

Please join us for our Fall Trivia Night on Tuesday, October 23th! Put together a team of your trivia buddies to compete for bragging rights and prizes. In addition to fun with friends, purchase great food and beverages from the Lunchbox Laboratory, and learn how you can be involved in the clean energy revolution!


To play, you need to be part of a team of 6 people or fewer. If you are a team captain you can have up to 5 friends sign up to be on your team. Team members—include you team captain’s name when you register. If you are not already on a team, no problem! We can assign you to a team or form a new one with your friends as they register.

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Location: Lunchbox Laboratory, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15 suggested donation 

To reserve a ticket without a donation, please contact Daniel: daniel@sparknorthwest.org


Clean & Affordable Energy Conference
November 15, 8:00am

Join Spark Northwest and the Northwest Energy Coalition

Register today!

World Forestry Center – 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR

8am-5pm: Main Conference

5pm-7pm: Clean Energy Awards Reception

Featured conference panels:

Panel 1: Are new energy storage technologies a game-changer?

  • Emerging energy storage technologies may change how we think about and plan the Northwest electric system. What are these technologies? What benefits do they offer? And how should they be employed?

Panel 2: Beyond savings – All the benefits of energy efficient buildings.

  • Energy efficient buildings save money and energy. They’re also healthier and more comfortable, helping residents and workers become happier and more productive. How can we make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all?

Panel 3: A clean energy alternative changes the lower Snake River dam debate

  • A recent NW Energy Coalition study showed the dams aren’t necessary for an affordable, reliable, and clean electric system. How does that finding change the dam removal/salmon restoration debate?

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