Plastics Pollution Events Series

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Bag It Bellingham have joined forces to declare April 2011 
Plastics Pollution Reduction Month

Through a series of workshops, events, and discussion, we hope to get more attention around the issues of consumption and waste of plastic products. There will be fun, alternative events which show you how you can re-use waste creatively, educational presentations on how manufacturers are flooding our oceans with marketing driven over-packaging, and compelling films which inform and encourage viewers on what they can do in their communities to make a difference. Bring your friends, families, and colleagues and join us this April for our Plastics Pollution Reduction campaign. For more information, contact, 360.733.8307.

“Bag It” Film Showing
April 1, 7-9pm at WWU, Performing Arts Center

About 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles and jars were disposed of in 2008 around the world... After being disposed, plastic containers and water bottles get placed in over-flowing landfills, clogged rivers, and our ocean... and they do not biodegrade. Instead they break down into fragments which contaminate our natural resources. Watch the trailer here.

Recycled Art Gallery Openings
April 1, 6 - 10pm at Allied Arts & The RE Store
The RE Store in Bellingham will feature Functional Design pieces from April 1st-30th. M - Sat: 9 AM - 6 PM, Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM
The Allied Arts Gallery
will display artwork from April 1st - April 30th. M - F 10am to 5pm, Sat 12 -5pm
Exhibits open April 1st - 6-10 PM

Green Drinks Bellingham 

April 6, 5-7pm 
at the Sustainable Living Center
Open to the public, Green Dinks is an informal social networking opportunity for movers and shakers to meet, talk, plan, support one another and the community. 

Recycled Art Gallery Opening
5-8pm, April 8 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison
Showing juried artwork from April 8th - May 8th, Th - Sun
11 AM - 5 PM. Exhibit opens April 8th 5-8 PM.

Recycled Art Gallery Opening, 
April 9 at the Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Seattle
The Blowing Sands Glass Studio will display both artwork and functional design from April 9th - May 8th, T-F 11-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. Gallery Opening: April 9 - 6-9 PM

Trash Fashion Show

April 16, 7:00 & 9:30pm
at the
New York Fashion Academy, Seattle
To the right: 
"Window Treatment" by the Green Chair Project - made
from window screen, mirrored blinds, and other window covering materials

“Ubiquitous Plastic --How to Get a Grip”
April 21, 7-9pm at the Sustainable Living Center
A workshop on plastics awareness and reduction.


Trash Fashion Show
April 23, 7 & 9:30pm, WWU VU Multi-purpose Room
To the right: "Bath it or Trash it" Designed by Rebekah Ginda and
modeled by Caewyn Congdon, this dress is made out of recycled shower
curtain, shower pouf, and lotion caps.
For more information, visit The RE Store's site.

"The Clean Bin Project" film showing 
April 28, 7-9pm at the Sustainable Living Center
 This independent  documentary follows one couple's year-long efforts to live consumer and waste-free, which uncovers the larger issues of garbage in North America.
Watch the trailer here.

Litter Becomes Art: Beach Cleanup and Art Installation
April 30, 10am-1pm at Locust Beach
Click here for details.

Recycled Junk Sculpture Hands-on Workshops

April 5-30, Tuesday-Firday: 9-4:30, Wedsnesday-Sunday: noon-4:30
at Whatcom museum Family Interactive Gallery

Consumption and waste... we CAN make a difference.

"The object is to kick start behavioral change. We live in a profoundly wasteful culture with horrendous environmental implications. It's time to lead by example."                                             - Seth Fleetwood, COB council member

Visit Bag It Bellingham's new blog and support Bellingham's

first single-use bag reduction ordinance! 

Click here for more links where you can educate yourself. 
For more information on any of the events, please contact, or call 360.733.8307.