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!


Bellingham Waterfront cleanup tour: I & J Waterway

Saturday, February 23rd
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Ecology and Port staff Q&A: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
29 Bellweather Way, Bellingham (map)
Details and RSVP


This is your chance to learn about — and give input on the future of — a cleanup site along Bellingham Bay, after its 100+ year legacy of industry left toxic contaminants in the sediments.

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will lead a public tour of the I & J  Waterway site, which has contaminated sediments from nearby industrial activity like a lumber mill and rock-crushing plant. Staff from the Department of Ecology, Bornstein Seafoods, and the Port of Bellingham will be present to answer questions and encourage public comments on the cleanup plan released by Ecology. .




Training: Cigarette butts and plastic pollution

Wednesday, March 6th
5:30 - 7:00 PM
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

The International Coastal Cleanup recorded 1.8 million cigarette butts collected for their annual global cleanup event in 2018, making them the single most littered item. Join us for a training on how to tackle an unexpected contributor to the global plastic pollution crisis.

We will identify and target spots with high concentrations of cigarette butts, host further cleanups, and move towards localized disposal solutions at each place.  RSVP to Beau Seydel.




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 Polly Carpenter at pollyc@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.