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.

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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Panel: Bellingham Climate Action discussion

Wednesday, February 26th
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
YWCA Bellingham, 1026 N Forest St, Bellingham

This panel discussion is a chance for community members to learn about the Climate Action Task Force (CATF) recommendations to help Bellingham transition to 100% clean energy in the next decade. Three Task Force members, Erin McDade, Charles Barnhart, and Christine Grant will explain the Building, Transportation and Energy Supply recommendations along with why we must act swiftly to lower Bellingham’s carbon emissions.

Check out the CATF report here. Bring your questions, as there will be plenty of time for Q & A at the end. Invite your neighbors and friends!

Co-hosts:
Climate Reality Project
Sierra Club Mt. Baker Group
RE Sources
Bellingham Quakers
Riveters
350 Bellingham
Multi-faith Climate Justice Network

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Green Drinks at Menace Brewing

Wednesday, March 4th
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Menace Brewing, 2529 Meridian St, Bellingham
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Join us at Menace Brewing for Green Drinks! Spring is right around the corner — take this chance 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: Menace Brewing is a small neighborhood brewery in Bellingham, focusing on clean, creative beers. We maintain 11 in-house offerings including a nitro tap, as well as several packaged local cider options and n/a beverage options and snacks, and a rotating food-truck option. www.menace-industries.com/brewery

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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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.