Public Hearing on Emergency Moratorium

Tuesday, September 27th
6:30 PM
Whatcom County Council chambers
311 Grand Ave, Bellingham (map)
Please wear red! RSVP on Facebook

The council recently extended an emergency moratorium on permits for unrefined fossil fuel export projects at Cherry Point for six months, until a permanent Comprehensive Plan policy can be put in place. The moratorium holds the line against plans to move crude oil and natural gas by train and pipeline through Cherry Point for export overseas, through Lummi Nation ancestral sites and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve.

Big Oil lobbied to lift the federal ban on crude oil export, and now they want to lift the moratorium. Stand up and demand action to protect Cherry Point by speaking out at the public hearing. The council needs to know that we support them in standing up to Big Oil.

Whatcom Water Weeks

Headwater Wetlands of Tenmile Watershed Tour
Sunday, September 25th
10 AM - 12 PM
Location provided upon registration

This easy-to-understand wetland ecology class will be packed into a few hours! The tour will visit Ravencest Farm, highlighting why small streams and wetlands are an essential component of our local watersheds.

Tour guides: Wetland ecologist/biologist Dr. Elizabeth Binnery, Dr. Anu Singh-Cundy, and Lee First, North Sound Baykeeper. Come prepared to spend time outdoors in wet areas, regardless of weather. Email to register.

Sanitary Service Company Stormwater Prevention Tour
Wednesday, September 28th
12PM - 1 PM
1001 Roeder Ave, Bellingham (map)

Join us for a tour of Sanitary Service Company's facility and learn how they've prevented stormwater pollution at their site. Learn about their unique source control measures to prevent pollution and the importance of stormwater pollution prevention.

3rd Annual Baker Lake Canoe Cleanup & Campout

Saturday-Sunday, October 1st-2nd
Austin Creek campsite, Baker Lake (map)

Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Mt Baker Sierra Club, and North Cascades Institute to help clean up Baker Lake's entire shore (20 miles) with the US Forest Service and Yeager's Sporting Goods.

10 canoes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. North Cascades Institute will provide an evening program, and Mt Baker Sierra Club will provide snacks. This camping spot is in a unique, private location. To register: Whatcom County residents email and Skagit County residents email

Monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First or Second Monday of every month

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

First or Second Wednesday of every month
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mount Vernon (map)

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings in Whatcom and Skagit counties are hosted by Clean Energy Program Manager Matt Petryni and Clean Energy Organizer Eddy Ury. The meetings are a great place for community activists to come together and learn about our recent work fighting coal, oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in our community and throughout the Pacific Northwest, and what you can do to help. 

Coffee, tea and cookies provided. Dates vary, visit RE Sources for Sustainable Communities on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. Contact Eddy Ury at or 360-733-8307 with questions.

Bellingham Green Drinks 

First Wednesday of every month

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location varies, visit our Green Drinks page or Green Drinks Bellingham on Facebook for monthly updates.

Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community.

Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. 

Host a Workshop or Event

Please contact or call 360-733-8307 for rental rates and information. 

Location & Directions

Sustainable Living Center 
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

The Sustainable Living Center is located just above The RE Store, on the NW corner of Broadway and Meridian in the Fountain District. You'll find a bike rack in the alley off Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.

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