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Workshops & Events

RE Sources offers a seasonal series of skill-building workshops, classes, films, seminars, presentations and facilitated discussions to help you build a more sustainable lifestyle. Scroll down to see what's upcoming at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center (above The RE Store). 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA. 

Proceeds from all workshops benefit RE Sources' environmental conservation and advocacy. Thank you for supporting our community. 

Presentation and Film Preview: Marine Plastics Around the World

plastic oceansWednesday, October 1st
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St., 2nd floor (map)

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee are co-sponsoring this special event, which will include an exclusive showing of a movie trailer for a brand new Plastic Oceans film.  Plastic Oceans is an international campaign that supports and funds targeted solutions aimed at significantly reducing plastic pollution in the environment.  Read more.

Bellingham Green Drinks

Wednesday, October 1st

5:00 - 7:00 pm

20/20 Engineering

814 Dupont St, Bellingham (map)

co-hosted by our local Cascadia Green Building Council

Join us for October Green Drinks co-hosted by 2020 Engineering and the NW Washington Collaborative of the Cascadia Green Building Council. 

2020 Engineering supports our local Cascadia Collaborative’s mission of a culturally rich, socially just, and ecologically restorative future in our region and throughout the world. Together, the two forward-thinking endeavors strive to push the green building movement’s boundaries through targeted and locally relevant programming and professional development. Read more

Making the American Dream Real - Workshop and Meal

Sunday, October 5, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Community Meal and Dialogue
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St.(map)

Join labor, community groups and RE Sources, as we co-host Mark McDermott, labor educator for a workshop and history of the labor movement in the United States, followed by a $5 tamal lunch by Cocinas Sanas Cooking Collective. A flyer for the event can be found here.

Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 8th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bellewood Acres Community Room
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden (map)

Join us for our one year anniversary of trying to lower the fecal coliform levels in Tenmile Creek.  At each meeting, we discuss the most recent water quality data, listen to a guest speaker, and discuss ways to involve additional members of the community.  We want to hear your ideas!  For info, contact Lee at or (360) 733 8307.

Little Squalicum Creek Quarterly Work Party

Saturday, October 11th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Parking Lot, Bellingham Technical College

Join us for our quarterly work party at Little Squalicum Creek.  We are investing in this beautiful new park and ecosystem.  We will weed, mulch, and care for a new section of the park every quarter.  This is a joint venture with City of Bellingham Parks Department.  We provide tools, gloves, mulch, snacks, and water.  Prepare to have fun, and meet new friends.

Canoe Cleanup and Flotilla at Baker Lake

Sunday, October 12th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exact location TBA

Join RE Sources, North Cascades Institute, the US Forest Service, and Yeager's Sporting Goods for the first ever Baker Lake Cleanup and Flotilla!  This will be an all day affair, rain or shine.  In addition to collecting trash from summer litter bugs, we'll have time to admire the beautiful waters of the Baker River. We may even see the last of the sockeye salmon spawning on the lakeshore.  Reservations are mandatory, and canoes are provided first come, first served.  To register, contact

Discover Little Squalicum Park:  A Walking Tour

Wednesday, October 15th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Little Squalicum Park Trailhead Parking Lot, 
640 Marine Drive, Bellingham, (map) 

The public is invited to attend a tour of Little Squalicum Park,  a cleaned up hazardous waste site. City staff will explain the history and techniques used for the cleanup, and future plans for estuary restoration.  RE Sources staff will explain what drains into the park, and what neighborhood ambassadors are doing to keep stormwater clean. The tour is coordinated by RE Sources, with support from the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department. The round-trip walking route will be 0.6 miles long on gravel trails.  Contact Lee with questions,, or (360) 733 8307.

2014 Fidalgo Bay Science Conference

Thursday October 23rd
8:30 am - 4:00pm
Fidalgo Bay Resort, Anacortes  (map)

"From Research to Restoration, Setting an Example for the Salish Sea". The conference program will address current science, research, policy, and management of projects taking place in or that can be applied to Fidalgo Bay. Work of the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee on intertidal and forage fish surveys will be part of the program. Contact Erin Licata to RSVP at or 360.293.6404, x 111. 

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Forum: A Report to the Community

Saturday, October 25th

9:30am - 3:00 0pm 

Bellingham Technical College (map)
Building G, Room 102A/103B

Attend this Forum to learn about the risks posed to the Salish Sea by projected increases in vessel and rail transportation, and learn about Cherry Point herring and their role in the ecosystem. Sessions include experts speaking on Vessel and Railway Risk Assessment, Cherry Point as an Aquatic Reserve, and Forage Fish and Cherry Point herring. The forum is sponsored by the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee. Read the press release for this event here.  See  a flyer for the event here and learn more about the committee here

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Please contact or call (360)733.8307 for rental rates and information. 

Location & Directions

2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 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 of Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.

Wendy Steffensen,
Sep 16, 2014, 1:11 PM
Lee First,
Sep 24, 2014, 2:34 PM
Lee First,
Sep 24, 2014, 2:30 PM
Peter Frazier,
Sep 16, 2014, 3:39 PM