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Monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First Monday of every month (except holidays)

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

First Wednesday of every month (except holidays)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mount Vernon (map)

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings in Whatcom and Skagit counties 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, and what you can do to help. 

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. 


Stop Oil Trains Week of Action

Environmental groups in Whatcom and Skagit counties are hosting three events as part of the third-annual Stop Oil Trains Week of Action, a nationwide movement from July 6-12, 2016 calling attention to the threat of oil trains, the people who are stopping them, and the need for 100% clean and safe energy. For more information on Stop Oil Trains Week of Action or to find an event in your area, visit stopoiltrains.org.
 

Candlelight Vigil for Lac-Mégantic
9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 6
Taylor Avenue Dock
Bellingham (map)

The event will honor the 47 lives lost in the tragic oil train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec in 2013. It includes a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m., speakers and storytelling from 9:30 to 10 p.m., and a moment of silence followed by a group photo at 10 pm.   

100th Birthday Party for the Skagit River Railroad Bridge 
12:00 PM
Saturday, July 9
Skagit River Park
Burlington (map

The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the railroad bridge and highlight the vulnerability of our community infrastructure and waterways. The family-friendly event will include a picnic lunch, cake, and a river flotilla. Kayakers, canoeists, and other small boaters who want to join the river flotilla should meet at 11 a.m. at the boat launch at 851 S. Gardner Road in Burlington. 

Fossil Fuel Petition Delivery to Whatcom County Council
6:30 PM
Tuesday, July 12
Whatcom County Council chambers
Bellingham (map)

The event is an opportunity for citizens to ask the Whatcom County Council to vote in support of recently introduced amendments that would discourage fossil fuel export projects in the county’s Comprehensive Plan update, which would also prevent an increase in oil train shipments through Whatcom County. RE Sources staff will deliver petitions signed by close to 1,000 Whatcom County residents calling for language in the Comprehensive Plan that would discourage new fossil fuel export projects. An additional 1,400 people from Washington state, and 1,100 people from across the United States, signed a similar online petition that was already delivered to councilmembers.
 

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.