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.
Thursday, September 18
A series of speakers and displays will highlight shellfish health, working waterfronts, and climate change. The flyer for the event can be found here.
Friday, September 26th
Saturday, September 27th
Did you know that here in Washington State, we're releasing 7 million quarts of motor oil into Puget Sound every year? This oil harms aquatic life and degrades water quality. You can help! Visit one of the locations listed above, starting on August 16th - we're offering free vehicle leak checks! If you have a leak, you will receive a 10 percent off (up to $50) coupon to get it fixed at a local repair shop. We're looking for volunteers to help assist with this effort. Contact Leef@re-sources.org if you'd like to volunteer.
Wednesday, October 1st
Join us as veteran underwater wildlife producer Jo Ruxton shares her insight into the problems of plastic in the oceans around the world, and how it affects marine life and threatens human health. Her current filming project, "Plastic Oceans" has taken 4 years in 19 locations, including some of the most remote places on the planet. An exclusive viewing of a trailer made for UNESCO, the film's patron will also be shown. Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee.More about Jo Ruxton: Underwater Wildlife Producer Jo Ruxton was a key member of the BBC’s world famous Natural History Unit diving team for many years and has been organising and directing underwater shoots since the first days of filming on the award-winning Blue Planet series in 1997.
Jo studied Zoology at London University and moved to Hong Kong in the 1980's. She joined the World Wide Fund for nature in Hong Kong in 1990 to establish their Marine Conservation Programme; a significant task in a place that had no legislation to protect the coastal waters and where massive development was taking place before the handover to China. During her tenure there, she was instrumental in setting up four Marine Protected Areas.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Acme to Van Zandt
We'll be walking the shores this year to clean up plastic and debris from summer adventures. Help us pick up trash that ends up in log jams and will eventually find it's way downstream. This event is especially fun because when we're done, we party down at Everybody's Store. Registration is required. To register, and to receive more information, contact Eleanor: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday October 23rd
"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 email@example.com or 360.293.6404, x 111.
Saturday, October 25th
9:30am - 3:00 0pm
Teach a Workshop
RE Sources loves to collaborate with businesses, organizations and individuals to bring a well-rounded sustainability curriculum to our community. You can donate your time as a new instructor or charge a registration fee for seasoned skill building courses.
Email HannahC@re-sources.org for more info, or fill out an application form.
Host Your Own Event
Please click here for more information on how to rent a room at the Sustainable Living Center. You can also email our office manager, Rebecca, at firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information.
Sponsor an Event
If your business would like to gain exposure through sponsoring events at the SLC, please contact Hannah Coughlin at HannahC@re-sources.org or call (360) 733-8307.
Click here to see some of the events we've held at the SLC in the past.
Location & Directions
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 of Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.
Check out past events at the SLC.