Events and Meetings

From beach cleanups to free workshops, RE Sources has events for anyone who cares about their community and the natural world.

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Make a difference and connect with your community! Whether it’s a tour of Bellingham’s waterfront restoration projects or Green Drinks at a local brewery, we have a better time when you’re with us. To see more events we are a part of, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Environmental Lobby Day 2020

Thursday, January 30th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE Olympia (map)
$5-10 to help cover food and venue

RE Sources and our partners in the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) would like to invite you to Olympia on January 30th for Environmental Lobby Day 2020!

Puget Sound recovery is happening nowhere near the rate it needs to, and the climate crisis threatens human health and livelihoods. We need to keep up the momentum and demand that our legislators pass policies to clean up our transportation pollution, invest in natural climate solutions, fund our natural resource agencies, and protect the places we care about. More info on Facebook.

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Green Drinks at Kombucha Town’s Culture Cafe

Wednesday, February 5th
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, 201 E Chestnut St, Bellingham
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Come by the Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town for Green Drinks! Get to know Whatcom County’s environmentally minded community, hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, and try out delicious local brews.

From the host: The Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town features high quality kombucha, craft cocktails, and seasonal artisan food. The Cafe is a hub for artists, musicians, and other community members to collaborate and foster meaningful intentions. Kombucha Town operates with a low environmental impact and high community involvement. More at www.kombuchatown.com/culturecafe

Interested in hosting or sponsoring a Green Drinks event at your venue? Visit www.re-sources.org/greendrinks and connect with us.

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Beach Cleanup: Love Your Ocean for Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 14th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St, Bellingham (meet at the end of C Street by the fish hatchery)
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Bellingham’s beaches need love, too. Join us for a litter cleanup on Valentine’s Day and invite your sweetie! Keeping the Salish Sea clean is a pretty swell date idea, if we may be so bold. We supply cleanup materials (gloves, buckets, and grabbers). Sweeties not required to participate.

**Bellingham Yoga Collective is giving passes for FREE YOGA CLASSES to participants**

Sponsored by:
Makeworth Market
Bellingham Yoga Collective
RE Sources
Sea Witch Botanicals

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Clean and Abundant Waters for Washington: Lobby Day — New date!

Tuesday, February 25th
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at United Churches of Olympia
110 11th Ave. SE, Olympia (map)

From iconic Southern Resident orcas and salmon, to local communities and Coast Salish tribes who call the Pacific Northwest home, clean and abundant waters are the key to ensuring healthy ecosystems and good quality of life. But according to the recent the 2019 State of the Sound report, we are nowhere close to cleaning up our waters, and we must pick up the pace. Join us to support six key pieces of legislation that will clean up Washington’s waters — from phasing out copper in boat paint to drought preparedness in the face of accelerating climate change. No experience talking with lawmakers needed! More information.

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Recurring events

Meet members of Whatcom County’s environmentally minded community, hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, network, and try out delicious local brews. Hosted monthly at various local businesses and organizations, usually the first Wednesday of each month. Learn more.

Make the clean energy future happen today! At our meetings, climate-conscious community members get the latest updates and plan actions for accelerating a just transition to a clean energy economy, while protecting the Salish Sea and people from hazardous fossil fuel shipment expansions. Learn more. 

Our Environmental Heroes Awards Banquet is held each September. Each year, we honor outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in protecting this natural world that surrounds us. Heroes are selected in May of each year. Learn more.

Each year, our community shows up at Boundary Bay to support Community Jobs Training, a vocational training program that supports underserved workers. We’re strengthening our community by investing in those who need help the most. Join us each May for our annual benefit show, raffle and silent auction as we raise money to support our efforts to train displaced workers. Learn more.

Regular meetings and public participation opportunities

RE Sources scientists and policy experts engage in a number of public advisory groups, and we invite you to join us in advocating for good policies that protect communities and natural resources.

Join an engaged group of local environmental advocates and organizations that are working to protect and restore the Nooksack River watershed (also known as Water Resource Inventory Area 1 or WRIA 1). We meet monthly on the third Monday at 3:00 p.m. in RE Sources’ Community Library (map). All are welcome to join and participate so long as our group vision resonates with you: We envision a future Whatcom County where our community is unified in restoring and protecting a resilient ecosystem as our highest priority.

Questions? Want to join? Contact Karlee Deatherage at KarleeD@re-sources.org.

Forums are held twice yearly (Spring and Fall) to increase communication and collaboration across the food system, and to connect our richly diverse community organizations together to discuss important topics and strengthen our local food system. Learn more and contact Karlee at KarleeD@re-sources.org for ways to engage beyond attending the forum.