Blaine Marina cleanup tour

Wednesday, May 24th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Blaine Marine Park Playground, 298 Marine Dr, Blaine (map)

RE Sources, Department of Ecology, and Port of Bellingham are hosting a free public tour of the Blaine Marina cleanup site to highlight ongoing cleanup actions and give the public a chance to ask questions about the site. RSVP.

Book reading: Exxon Valdez spill & risks facing Salish Sea communities

Thursday, May 25th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St (map)

“Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster” author Angela Day will discuss the 1989 oil spill and similar risks facing Salish Sea communities during a free book reading, presentation, and Q&A. The event is co-sponsored by North Cascades Audubon Society and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.

“Red Light to Starboard” documents the tragic oil spill, discusses the environmental impacts from the spill, and recounts the regional and natural history of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. Angela Day lives in Snohomish, Washington and is married to Bobby Day, a long-time fisherman from Prince William Sound. RSVP.

Save the Date: Climate Policy Forum

Monday, June 5th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bellingham, Location TBA

Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy member organizations RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Washington BlueGreen Alliance, Community to Community Development, and Washington Environmental Council are co-hosting a forum on the need for equitable climate policy in Washington state. The forum is from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Monday, June 5th, in Bellingham. Location TBA.

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.