We promote sustainable communities and protect the health of northwestern Washington's people and ecosystems through application of science, education, advocacy and action. Our vision is to see people living satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on — generation after generation. Join us.

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BNSF Railway required to address coal train pollution

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and a coalition of environmental organizations have reached an agreement in principle with BNSF Railway ensuring that BNSF starts to clean up and prevent pollution from their coal trains. 
This agreement puts on hold an ongoing trial while a final agreement is reached. It includes several requirements that will protect the health of Washington’s waterways, including: a two-year study, funded by BNSF, into methods for covering coal trains; $1 million for conservation or restoration projects in Washington state; clean up and removal of coal at specific areas near water bodies most affected by coal trains. Read more.

Educators: Register for free education programs from sustainability experts

Our elementary, middle, and high school education specialists are now enrolling classrooms and student groups to participate in our free programs. Empower your students to be active creators of their future, challenging them to think critically about their use of natural resources, and inspire them to be a part of the solution. Learn more about our new offerings for the 2016-2017 school yearContact us at schools@re-sources.org or (360) 733-8307 to get started today.

We're hiring! Join our team as the next Program Director

We are seeking a Program Director to join our leadership team and provide oversight to our education and advocacy programs: Clean Energy, Clean Water, and Sustainable Schools. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who has a strong commitment to staff development, experience supervising a team, understanding of local and regional environmental issues, experience with nonprofit financial management, and deep community connections. Position open until filled. Read more.

Voted Best Nonprofit of Bellingham!

RE Sources was just named "Best of Bellingham" non-profit by Cascadia Weekly readers. The paper said "Some organizations are born great, others achieve greatness in the way they approach their mission. RE Sources is a little of both."  – Cascadia Weekly's Best of Bellingham 

We think the reason for our greatness is YOUThank you so much for making our victories possible.

Special thanks to our business sponsors and partners who help make our work possible: 

Special thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsor, Sanitary Services Company, Whatcom County's largest full-service recycling and waste collection company. Locally-owned and family-operated.

Special thanks to our cornerstone sponsor, Recycling & Disposal Services Inc (RDS), local, privately owned transfer station in Ferndale with progressive waste management practices.


See a full list of our generous business sponsors and partners.

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