Community Talks on Energy

Thursdays, March 9th to May 11th

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

Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities for a seminar series on energy presented by Sandy Lawrence, taking place place on 10 consecutive Thursdays from March 9th through May 11th. The presentations will cover everything from petroleum and coal, to wind energy, solar, and biofuels, and conclude with a look at re-engineering the grid. Download the PDFs.

Intertidal Survey Trainings with North Sound Stewards

Saturday, April 29th
12:00 - 4:30 PM
Heron Center, Birch Bay State Park (map)

Sunday, April 30th
12:00 - 4:30 PM
Interpretive Center, Padilla Bay Reserve (map)

Join the North Sound Stewards volunteer program and connect with a group of people passionate about protecting the Puget Sound. Get training to become a citizen scientist and help protect our marine species and habitats. Sign up.

Washington Goes Solar! workshops

Wednesday, April 26th
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 6th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Both workshops are in Bellingham. Please RSVP online to get location information and other workshop details.

In April, the first Washington Goes Solar! array was installed on a happy customer's home. Thanks to the Colsons for participating in the program and earning RE Sources a donated solar panel for our facility!

If you own your home or business building and you're curious about going solar, there are still spots available in our upcoming workshops. Join us for free support, complex incentives and financing made simple, and delicious drinks and food. Sign up for Washington Goes Solar! and make this Earth Day the year you finally reach your energy independence goals.

People's Climate March

Saturday, April 29th
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Marine Park, 300 Harris Ave, Bellingham (map)

This local march mirrors a national event in D.C. highlighting the many local struggles and efforts for climate justice that are currently underway. March goes to Maritime Heritage Park. RSVP.

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. 

RSVP on Facebook to get the latest updates on next month's location. 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.