About Us


People in northwestern Washington living satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on – generation after generation.


Protect, Activate, Innovate, Thrive

 RE Sources promotes sustainable communities and protects the health of northwestern Washington’ people and ecosystems through application of science, education, advocacy and action.


RE Sources is a non-profit environmental education organization founded in 1982 as Bellingham Community Recycling, the group responsible for curbside recycling in Washington State.  Read more


Clean Energy
Powering sustainable solutions and progress past bad ideas.
With your help, we oppose West Coast coal export, protect our region from dangerous transport of fossil fuels, and advocate for clean energy solutions throughout our state and our communities.

Clean Water
Monitoring and protecting our precious water resources.
Our North Sound Baykeeper Team uses science, policy and education to reduce pollution and toxics in the Salish Sea and its uplands. Our new Water Work program addresses water quality and quantity issues in rural Whatcom communities.


Making it easy for people to reduce, reuse, and recycle. 
We promote sustainable choices,  frugality, resourcefulness and mindful consumption through green deconstruction, salvage, adaptive reuse, and education. Annually, The 
RE Store diverts over 5 million pounds of waste from landfills 
while making projects affordable and green, providing 
job skills programs, and 
keeping construction spending local.

Helping all ages protect our ecosystem and live sustainably. Together we provide hands-on education on waste prevention, water conservation, energy efficiency and climate change for all grade levels. We work with classrooms to adopt environmentally responsible behaviors, while helping teachers meet grade-level requirements.

Low Carbon Living
Leading and encouraging civic engagement on our core issues and providing resources for sustainable choices. RE Sources activates citizens by providing tools, training, education and direction to our active members while building a sense of community in shared purpose. We campaign to create the public insistence necessary to influence both public and private decision-makers and leaders so they create and execute policy to meet our community vision. T he Sustainable Living Center provides a community hub for meeting, organizing, and collaborating; as well as a community garden and a demonstration rain water harvesting system.

RE Sources stands ready to take action on issues that threaten our community or that advance its sustainabilityBy maintaining integrity and trust, RE Sources can stand ready to respond to unforeseen threats to our community, or opportunities to advance its sustainability, through action, advocacy and education.


We asked our community what they hoped for a sustainable Whatcom County. Check out their responses.