"A Plastic Ocean" Film Screening

Wednesday, January 25th
7:30 PM
Regal Cinemas Barkley Village, Bellingham (map)

Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee for this documentary about the impacts of plastic on our oceans and marine mammals. Please purchase tickets by January 17th to ensure the film will be shown. Buy tickets.

"Deepwater Horizon Disaster: How oil spills affect local people and wildlife"

Wednesday, February 15th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, Old City Hall
121 Prospect St, Bellingham (map)

Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society’s director of bird conservation for the Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway, will discuss oil spill prevention and preparedness and the risks facing vulnerable communities of the Salish Sea during the talk "Deepwater Horizon Disaster: how oil spills affect local people and wildlife." Driscoll will share her thoughts on the need for prevention of oil spills, preparedness for an organization to find a role in the event of a major spill, and the particular risks facing Native Americans and other vulnerable communities in the Salish Sea.

Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First Monday of every month (except holidays)

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

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist 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. During the 2017 session of the Washington State Legislature, there will also be an update on legislative activity and environmental issues that impact our Clean Energy and Clean Water work. 

RSVP on Facebook to get the latest updates and meeting agendas. For more information, contact Eddy Ury at or 360-733-8307.

Bellingham Green Drinks 

First Wednesday of every month

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

Green Drinks takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at varying locations in Bellingham. Attended by 100+ conscientious locals, the networking event is a forum for people interested in environmental issues to gather to drink, talk and network. For more information about hosting or sponsoring Green Drinks, contact Virginia Cleaveland at or 360-733-8307.

Public Comment Periods

Looking for information about public comment periods for cleanup plans or pollution permits in Washington state? 
Visit our Water Quality Permits page for more information.

In Washington, pollution permits are issued under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and regulated by the state Department of Ecology. When permits come up for review, citizens can participate in the public process and comment on the details of the permit, calling for stronger environmental regulations where necessary.

Host a Workshop or Event

Contact Polly Carpenter at or 360-733-8307 for rental rates and information.

Location and 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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