Events

Not all of our events are listed on this page. For a more complete event list, visit our Facebook events page. You don't need a Facebook account to view our events!



Green Drinks at Ecotech Solar


Wednesday, June 5th, 5–7 PM
Ecotech Solar, 1331 Meador Ave STE 103, Bellingham (map)


Join your Whatcom neighbors who love thinking green at Ecotech Solar for Green Drinks! It's a great chance meet members of Whatcom County's environmentally minded community, hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, and try out delicious local brews.

From the host: Ecotech Solar is Whatcom County's trusted solar installer. Founded in 2004, Ecotech has had the privilege of installing hundreds of solar electric systems for families and businesses across Whatcom and Skagit counties.


Protect Whatcom's shorelines from climate impacts

OPEN HOUSES
Birch Bay: June 10th, 7-9:00 pm, at Birch Bay Bible Church, 4460 Bay Road, Birch Bay
Deming: June 19th, 7-9:00 pm, at Mount Baker High School, 4936 Deming Road, Deming
Bellingham: June 25th, 7-9:00 pm, at Civic Building Garden Room 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham

Shorelines along rivers, lakes, and marine areas are invaluable for fishing, swimming, protecting us from storms, filtering out pollutants, and salmon and herring habitat. Many of Whatcom's have been degraded since the late 1800s.

Now is the time for you to speak up for their protection and restoration.

Our local program that governs protecting our shorelines, called the Shoreline Management Program, is going to be updated soon — and Whatcom County needs to hear from everyone that this program must address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, protect Lake Whatcom, and protect the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. 



Salish Splash: We challenge YOU!


Thursday, June 13th
5:00–6:30 PM (Splash at 5:30)
Marine Park, Bellingham (map)


Take a jump (or come and watch others take the plunge) into the Salish Sea as RE Sources and partners celebrate orca recovery! This year, the Washington State Legislature passed a critical package of orca recovery bills that address the many threats faced by Southern Resident orcas. Together, we’re celebrating this win with the Salish Splash! Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to jump into Puget Sound with us. 

Last year, we celebrated Puget Sound being designated a No Discharge Zone, prohibiting boats from dumping raw or partially-treated sewage right into the water. See the video here.



"What's The Point?": Explore a local Aquatic Reserve

Saturday, June 15th
9:o0 AM - 1:00 PM
Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve, 6899 Koehn Rd, Blaine (map)

Explore and learn about Whatcom's amazing coastlines (and the intertidal life you share them with) with scientists at the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve at this family-friendly event!

Naturalists familiar with intertidal creatures and seaweeds, birds, native plants, forest ecology, and local geology will answer questions and lead informal tours along Point Whitehorn Beach, an extraordinary stretch of natural shoreline teeming with wildlife.


Contact Eleanor Hines at eleanorh@re-sources.org if you have any questions!




Marine debris training: Help map trash!

Sunday, June 9th
11:o0 AM - 5:00 PM
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) Marine Debris program to help survey local beaches and collect data on the characteristics and location of debris—data that will ultimately be used to map the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as the potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems.

Reserve your training spot by emailing eleanorh@re-sources.org or calling (206) 221-6893.



Tour Bellingham's waterfront by kayak

Friday, June 28th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Waypoint Park, 1145 Granary Ave, Bellingham (map)
Reserve your spot here — Space is limited
Suggested donation for safety and clean water: $15-$35 

Celebrate Orca Month (June) with RE Sources and Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures out on the water! Register online here.

Tour leaders will show kayakers a perspective of Bellingham Bay that can’t be seen from land, and visit sites that illuminate the history of Bellingham Bay, its past industrial contamination, cleanup and habitat improvement opportunities, and how our local bay plays a role in the health of the Salish Sea and its endangered orca population.

No experience is needed for those renting kayaks, but participants must be physically fit to paddle, and those under the age of 18 must be with a parent or guardian. 



Clean Energy + Clean Water Activist Meetings

Fourth Wednesday of every month (except holidays)
6:30 - 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 get the latest on local actions to resist fossil fuel exports and promote the transition to renewable energy. 

For more info, contact Eddy Ury at eddyu@re-sources.org 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. 

RSVP on Facebook to get the latest updates on next month's location. For more information about hosting or sponsoring Green Drinks, email greendrinks@re-sources.org or call 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 Jeanne Taylor at JeanneT@re-sources.org 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.