Protect, Activate, Innovate, Thrive

We promote sustainable communities and protect the health of northwestern Washington 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

Upcoming Events

Energy & Climate: the defining issue of our time
Thursdays, Jan 22nd – Feb 26th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center

Join us for a six-class series to learn about the single most defining issue of our time: energy and climate. Get an overview of the geology, history, and physics of these complex systems. Each topic may be attended as a stand-alone class. These courses are free and open to the public. Read more


Shell oil-by-rail public hearing
hursday, January 29th
10:00 am
Skagit County Administrative Building
1800 Continental Place, Mt Vernon (map)

The Skagit County Hearing Examiner is holding a public hearing on the proposed shoreline permit and variance for the Shell refinery's oil-by-rail facility, which would route six new oil trains per week through our local community. In addition to at least one hour per day of added traffic, these trains derail and spill huge quantities oil, putting our river, the Puget Sound, and our communities at risk.

The project is too dangerous. Adding six oil trains per week to aging and congested rail infrastructure puts our community at risk. Read more.

It starts here

The video they don't want you to see

The fine print they don't want you to read

Big Coal has been using threats and bullying tactics since they started pushing their proposal on our community. We've stuck our necks out again and again against the interests of very large, powerful corporations. 

Will you stand with us?

Please give generously to help us grow our movement and show them we won't be intimidated, and we won't back down.