We promote sustainable communities and protect the health of northwestern Washington people and ecosystems through application of science, education, advocacy and action. Our vision is to see people living satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on — generation after generation. Join us.

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Our community stands out as a place that’s filled with informed, engaged citizens working to uphold shared values. As a result of these efforts, our community continues to enjoy protected, thriving ecosystems that support life and attract visitors. Environmental Heroes is a tribute to that work. Environmental Heroes honorees represent the best of our local leaders, community visionaries, and brave-hearted citizens who have sacrificed and made a difference for our region. This year's heroes will be selected for their contributions to our region's victory in defeating the Gateway Pacific coal terminal proposed at Cherry Point. Read more.

Thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsor, Sanitary Service Company, Whatcom County's largest full-service recycling and waste colelction company. Locally-owned and family-operated. 


Help change the way manure pollution in our water is regulated.

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RE Sources is amplifying efforts to raise public insistence to elevate the recovery of Puget Sound as a state priority, including educating voters and advocates about sources of pollution — from under-regulated industrial pollution, ocean acidification, and urban stormwater runoff — and opportunities to better regulate and reduce it. Learn how you can help.

Right now, the state Department of Ecology is updating its Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permit, which requires agriculture operations to better manage manure and wastewaterDuring the public comment period, residents can ensure the state requires science-based procedures for handling manure from industrial agriculture operations, and that untreated fecal coliform bacteria and nitrates don't enter our groundwater, creeks, rivers and the Puget SoundRead more.



Whatcom County Council OKs emergency moratorium to suspend approval of new applications to ship unrefined fossil fuels through Cherry Point

August 9, 2016: Whatcom County Council unanimously approved a 60-day emergency moratorium to immediately suspend approval of any proposed projects that could facilitate shipment of unrefined oil, coal or gas through Whatcom County. The move temporarily prevents permitting for new projects that would allow the shipment or export of crude oil, coal, or liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cherry Point. The moratorium was put into place while the county finalizes a Comprehensive Plan update to inform future zoning regulation changes that could prevent permits for new projects for export of crude oil, coal, or fracked gases. Read more


Crucial win for Northwest communities: Army Corps upholds Lummi Nation treaty rights, denies Cherry Point coal permit


May 9, 2016: After careful review, the US Army Corps of Engineers issued a landmark decision to deny federal permits for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, a coal export facility at Xwe’chi’eXen, also known as Cherry Point, Wash. In January 2015, the Lummi Nation asked the Army Corps to reject the project because of its significant harm to their treaty-protected fisheries and ancestral lands. Read more.


Voted Best Nonprofit of Bellingham!

RE Sources was just named "Best of Bellingham" non-profit by Cascadia Weekly readers. The paper said "Some organizations are born great, others achieve greatness in the way they approach their mission. RE Sources is a little of both."  – Cascadia Weekly's Best of Bellingham 

We think the reason for our greatness is YOUThank you so much for making our victories possible.





Special thanks to our business sponsors and partners who help make our work possible: 




Special thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsor, Sanitary Services Company, Whatcom County's largest full-service recycling and waste collection company. Locally-owned and family-operated.






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Special thanks to our cornerstone sponsor, Recycling & Disposal Services Inc (RDS), local, privately owned transfer station in Ferndale with progressive waste management practices.




See a full list of our generous business sponsors and partners.