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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.

Featured event

From Crisis to Recovery: Forging a collective path towards a more just, equitable and green future

Wednesday, September 30th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
A collaborative fundraiser and conversation with leaders from RE Sources, Lhaq’temish Foundation of Lummi Nation, and Community to Community Development.

Learn more and RSVP

Build Electric: How we can power buildings with 100% renewable electricity

Wednesday, September 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

In Bellingham, burning gas — a fossil fuel — in buildings and homes is our single biggest source of climate pollution, even more than driving cars in the city. Fracked (“natural”) gas creates over 40% of our community’s direct carbon emissions. But renewable energy is on the rise, and we can rapidly replace gas with clean electric alternatives.

Hear from and ask questions to RE Sources, Architecture 2030, Rocky Mountain Institute, and others about how our communities can transition off gas and onto clean, affordable electricity. We already have the tools — let’s use them!

Take a quick look at why electric buildings are a must for the climate and public health.

This event is part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week 2020. Find a full list of events at www.cob.org/all-in

Learn about electric buildings

Virtual film screening: “2040”

Any time during the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action week, September 21st – 27th
Tickets available by donation here
Moderated discussion on Friday, September 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. RSVP for it via email here.

“This is a hopeful, even sweet look at what the future could be like for the next generation if the world embraces actionable steps to save the Earth.” Sandy Chen, Common Sense Media

Watch the trailer

​​2040 is available to watch anytime during ALL IN for Climate Action Week (12:00 a.m. on 9/21 to 11:59 p.m. on 9/27).

On Friday, September 25 from 6:30-8:00 pm the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice will host a moderated discussion led by David Roberts, scientist, local climate change expert, and facilitator of the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan about the hopeful message this unique film offers. To register for the moderated discussion, please click here.

This event is sponsored by the Pickford Film Center and the Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice, in partnership with the Mt Baker Sierra Club, RE Sources, Climate Reality Project/Bellingham Chapter, 350.org/Bellingham Chapter, Sustainable Connections, Huxley College for the Environment, Sehome High School Environmental Club, 3 Oms Yoga, Stillpoint at Beckside, St. Paul’s Creation Care Ministry, and the City of Bellingham.

This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events here.

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Want to do a trash cleanup on your own?

Make sure to follow the safety guidelines if you’re doing your own cleanup. Not sure where to clean? Here’s a map we made of some trash hotspots.

If you submit a photo of your cleaned-up trash here, you could win a prize — a gift certificate for local ice cream and your own cleanup kit!

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Keep water clean

Take a self-guided tour of Bellingham’s waterfront

Any time! Grab your smartphone with Google Maps
Complete this scavenger hunt along the way for a chance to win $25 gift certificates to The RE Store!

There are 12 toxic cleanup sites along Bellingham Bay from over 100 years of industrial activity. Use this interactive map to explore their history and how they’re being cleaned up for future use.

See the map!

Explore the waterfront

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! Protect the Salish Sea and waters that flow into it! At our meetings, climate-conscious community members get the latest updates and plan actions for accelerating a just transition to a clean energy economy and stopping pollution in our Pacific Northwest home. 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.