Programs

This place we call home is a very desirable place to live because of its remarkable beauty, recreation options — skiing, sailing, biking, kayaking, hiking, backpacking and more — and relative affordability. These are things we value, as do the newcomers who move here each year. But more people means more stress and strain on those resources, particularly our air and water, that make our home so attractive. That’s why the work of RE Sources is becoming increasingly critical.

RE Sources empowers the people who live here — children and adults alike — to do all they can to protect our home. More specifically, the organization provides individuals with the tools they need — key information, citizen trainings and workshops, and volunteer-led field programs — to actively safeguard our marine waters, rivers, lakes, beaches and air. In fact, RE Sources now oversees a number of programs designed to reduce air and water pollution and encourage waste reduction and recycling throughout the region.

Powering sustainable solutions and progress past bad ideas.
With your help, we oppose West Coast coal and crude oil export, protect our region from dangerous transport of fossil fuels, and advocate for clean energy solutions throughout our communities. Read more.


Making it easy for people to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
The RE Store diverts over 5 million pounds of waste from landfills while making projects affordable and green, providing job skills programs, and keeping construction spending local. Read more.


Monitoring and protecting our precious water resources. 
We use science, policy and education to reduce pollution and toxics in the Salish Sea and its uplands, including addresses water quality and quantity issues in rural Whatcom communities. Read more.


Helping all ages protect our ecosystem and live sustainably.
We provide hands-on education on waste prevention, water conservation, energy efficiency and climate change for all grade levels. Read more.


Providing resources for sustainable choices.
The Sustainable Living Center provides a community hub for meeting, organizing, and collaborating; as well as a community garden and a demonstration rainwater harvesting system. Read more.



RE Sources stands ready to take action on issues that threaten our community or that advance its sustainabilityBy maintaining integrity and trust, RE Sources can stand ready to respond to unforeseen threats to our community, or opportunities to advance its sustainability, through action, advocacy and education.