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  • Legislative session 2018, updated 2/15/18: what we're watching, what you can do February 15th, 2018: We’re over halfway through this whirlwind 60-day legislative session. Last week was the legislature’s first major deadline, where bills with a financial impact had ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:28 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Op-ed: Fecal Matters: Ecology is writing rules for agricultural pollution By Ann Russell, Clean Water Program Manager. Published on p.6 of Cascadia Weekly, July 20th, 2016.Puget Sound is not just a body of water; it is an iconic ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2018, 11:23 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Op-ed: Poop in Puget Sound is everybody’s problem; still time to tell Ecology what you think By Ann Russell, Clean Water Program Manager. Published in the Bellingham Herald, August 14th, 2016.It may come as a surprise that the sparkling waters of Puget Sound are silently ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:21 AM by Simon Bakke
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Clean Energy Blog

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th: Critical moratorium extension hearing! Cherry Point is still at risk of becoming an unrefined fossil fuel export hub, and we need you to insist that the Whatcom County Council make permanent policies to protect ...
    Posted by Simon Bakke
  • Take action: Tell the County Council to extend the moratorium on new unrefined fossil fuel permits By Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program ManagerWhatcom County continues to face proposals to export fracked gas and tar sands via pipelines through our farmland and rivers and across the ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2017, 4:09 PM by Eddy Ury
  • Washington State Legislature passes Solar Bill, protecting homeowner incentives and local solar jobs By Bonnie Frye Hemphill Legislative Liaison, Solar Installers of WashingtonYou did it. Thanks to your hard work, the Legislature has passed the solar bill. The bill earned bipartisan support ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 10:26 AM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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Sustainable Schools Blog

  • Sustainable Schools: clean water education in Whatcom County Stormwater runoff is Washington’s biggest source of pollution.  Stormwater can contain bacteria, trash, oil, toxic chemicals, viruses, dirt, and many other pollutants; collectively called non-point source pollution. When ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:00 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • 21st Century Kids Take On a 21st Century Problem: Non-Point Source Pollution by Andrea Reiter, Education Specialist, Sustainable Schools Program Do you know what non-point source pollution is? How about the effects of non-point source pollution has on water quality ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2017, 12:49 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Blaine High School students study their local watershed, tour salmon stream as part of Young Water Stewards The Sustainable Schools and Clean Water programs at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities joined forces in 2016 to launch Young Water Stewards for high school students in rural Whatcom County ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:11 AM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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