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Monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First Monday of every month

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings are hosted by Clean Energy Program Manager Matt Petryni and Clean Energy Organizer Eddy Ury. The meetings are a great place for community activists to come together and learn about our recent work fighting coal, oil, and liquiefied natural gas (LNG) projects in our community and throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

Coffee, tea and cookies provided. Contact mattp@re-sources.org with questions.


Bellingham Green Drinks 

First Wednesday of every month

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location varies, visit our Green Drinks page or Green Drinks Bellingham on Facebook for monthly updates.

Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community.

Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. 


What's the Point? A Free Beach Exploration Event

Saturday, June 4th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve
Koehn Rd, Blaine (map)

Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Whatcom Land Trust and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee for a free beach exploration event during the low tide on Saturday, June 4th. Naturalists will be on hand to answer your questions about native plants, birds, local geology and the creatures that inhabit the intertidal zone of the aquatic reserve.

Low tide is at 11:00 AM. Kids Tidepool Tours begin at 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Geology tours with Dave Tucker begin at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.

This event is sponsored by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Julie Carpenter of ReMax Realty. RSVP for the event on Facebook.


Comment Workshops on the Comprehensive Plan

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting comment workshops in May and June throughout Whatcom County to help the public learn how they can effectively turn their ideas into policies in Whatcom County’s Comprehensive Plan update. 

The Comprehensive Plan is Whatcom County’s official long-range planning document. It contains goals and policies that guide growth in Whatcom County, determining how our county will handle an estimated 75,000 new residents over the next 20 years. It informs policy, budget decisions, and development standards, thereby determining the future of our community. The Comprehensive Plan update, informed by public input, is required by the state Growth Management Act.

The comment workshops are designed to engage the public in Whatcom County’s policymaking process and help citizens craft informed responses to environment, growth and economic issues they want addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.

Bellingham Comment Workshop
Thursday, June 2nd
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

The comment workshop in Bellingham is hosted by Clean Energy Organizer Eddy Ury. It will focus on policies creating clean energy jobs and preventing future fossil fuel export projects from Cherry Point.

Ferndale Comment Workshop
Tuesday, June 7th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ferndale Library
2125 Main St, Ferndale (map)

The comment workshop in Ferndale is co-hosted by Clean Water Organizer Karlee Deatherage and Clean Energy Organizer Eddy Ury. It will focus on policies addressing urban sprawl, water availability, and the health of the Nooksack River.


Community Celebration

Friday, June 10th
6:00 PM
Fairhaven Village Green
1207 10th St, Bellingham (map)


We're throwing a party! On May 9th, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a crucial permit for the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point, upholding the Lummi Nation's treaty rights and protecting the Salish Sea for all who call the Pacific Northwest home. This win is a testament to the power and leadership of the Lummi Nation and the dedication of community members like you. Thousands of concerned families, health professionals, business leaders, tribes, affected communities and local elected leaders have helped make this happen.

And it's time to celebrate! While we are all reeling from the news that the coal terminal is dead, RE Sources is planning a community party! If you're like us, you need to get together with your friends, celebrate this big win, listen to some great music and commemorate this moment in time with a photo. We're planning to take another community picture so don't be left out this time!

P.S. It was exactly 5 years ago that we took this iconic photo, when RE Sources called on all of you to come to the Village Green and learn how Big Coal companies were quietly trying to pass a proposal to build the nation's largest coal export facility in our backyards!



Comprehensive Plan: Final Public Hearing

Tuesday, June 28th
7:00 PM
Whatcom County Courthouse
311 Grand Ave, Bellingham (map)

Please join us in attending this public hearing — the FINAL OPPORTUNITY for the public to comment on any policies they would like to see included in the Comprehensive Plan. 

Ask the County Council to take the lead in creating policies that keep our community safe by preventing new fossil fuel export projects; ensure we have enough clean water available for farms, fish and people; preserve farm and forest lands by preventing urban sprawl; and invest in energy security by opening the door to renewable energy jobs and achieving carbon neutrality.


Host a Workshop or Event

Please contact pollyc@re-sources.org or call (360)733.8307 for rental rates and information. 

Location & 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.