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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. 

Cornwall Beach Park Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 30th
6:30 pm
Bellingham City Hall Chambers
210 Lottie Street, Bellingham (map)

Please join the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department for a presentation and open house to discuss updated design plans for Cornwall Beach Park.   Consultants and City staff will present background information and the final draft conceptual master plan, including shoreline and nearshore habitat concepts.   

This is your opportunity to review and comment on the final draft plan before it goes to the Park Board and City Council for approval.  The City is working in cooperation with the Port of Bellingham to clean up the area and prepare it for development into an urban waterfront park. The park will be accessible via Cornwall Avenue.  More here

Nooksack River Canoe Cleanup

Sunday, August 3rd
9am to 3pm
Lynden to Ferndale

Please join us for a great day out on the river picking up trash.  Yeager's is supplying a limited number of canoes, so registration if first come, first served. We'll look for plastic trash of all sizes, and make new friends!  Registration is required.  Register by contacting Lee at or (360) 733 8307.

Coal Activists Monthly Meeting

Power Past Coal
Monday, August 4th
6:30 - 8:30 pm

RE Sources SLC
2307 Meridian Street, Bellingham (map)

Every month, activists from around the Whatcom County community meet in Bellingham to share updates, learn about new issues, and get involved in next steps for the effort to stop North America's largest coal export terminal at Cherry Point. Read more.

Tenmile Clean Water Project Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, August 6th
Bellewood Acres Community Room
6140 Guide Meridian (map)

Every month, citizens from the Tenmile Creek watershed and environs meet at Bellewood to discuss ways to reduce fecal coliform levels and improve water quality in Tenmile Creek.  This group focuses on dialog, is open to all, and is non-regulatory.  Check it out!  The speaker for this meeting is George Boggs, Whatcom Conservation District Director.  The topic of his talk is “Policies for Environmental Protection, Recovery, and Prosperity on Agricultural Landscape.”  Read more.

Trail Tales Walk:  Samish Tribe Department of Natural Resources - An Overview of Monitoring and Restoration in Fidalgo Bay

Friday, August 8th
10:00 am
Fidalgo Bay Resort, 701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes (map)

Staff from the Samish Indian Nation's Natural Resources Department will discuss their monitoring and restoration projects in Fidalgo Bay.  They will also highlight the partnerships working together to preserve and enhance the Fidalgo Bay watershed.  These walks are free, and take about 1.5 hours.  More info is available here

GP West Cleanup Site Forum

Tuesday, August 12th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

RE Sources Sustainable Living Center

The Washington State Department of Ecology has released a Feasibility Study, Cleanup Action Plan, and other documents for the Pulp/Tissue Mill Remedial Action Unit within the GP West Site, and is seeking public comments until August 27, 2014. The Feasibility Study presents and evaluates cleanup alternatives, and identifies a preferred alternative for the cleanup.  The Cleanup Action Plan describes Ecology’s proposed cleanup action for the Pulp/Tissue Remedial Action Unit.  The proposed cleanup action consists of soil removal, soil capping, groundwater monitoring, and property use restrictions and is estimated to cost $5.7 million.

If you would like more information about the proposed cleanup, or the other alternatives that were evaluated, please attend this forum.  Staff from the Department of Ecology, Port of Bellingham, and RE Sources will be in attendance to answer your questions. 

Don’t Drip & Drive. Fix That Leak! 

Saturday, August 16th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
RE Store Parking Lot
2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham (map)

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 the RE Store on August 16th - we're offering free vehicle leak checks!  You will also receive a discount coupon for shopping at the RE Store.  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.   Visit for more information. 

How to Maintain and Inspect On-Site Septic Systems

Wednesday, September 3rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ferndale WECU Community Room
5659 Pacific Highway, Ferndale (map)

This workshop is sponsored by the Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project.  Staff from the Whatcom County Health Department will present this workshop.  Attendees will be certified to inspect their own on-site septic systems upon completion. This workshop is free and open to all, but the hall has a capacity to seat 50 people.  First come, first served!

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 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 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 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.
Hannah Coughlin,
Jan 31, 2014, 1:08 PM
Lee First,
Apr 30, 2014, 2:02 PM
Lee First,
Feb 24, 2014, 9:56 AM
Lee First,
Mar 3, 2014, 9:29 AM
Matt Petryni,
Aug 23, 2012, 2:57 PM
Hannah Coughlin,
Feb 24, 2014, 2:24 PM
Lee First,
Apr 3, 2014, 2:31 PM