Governor Inslee just praised Bellingham as one of Washington's Northwest Solar Communities! Raise a glass to the great people at Western Solar, celebrate the conclusion of a wildly successful Solarize Whatcom campaign, and learn the final tally of solar panels to be donated and installed at the Bellingham Food Bank. Enjoy local brews while networking with other environmentally conscious professionals, and find out how solar works right here in Bellingham. Read more.
As part of Mayor Linville’s “Energy Year,” Bellingham is partnering with PSE in the 2016 Green Power Challenge. The challenge is to increase adoption of green energy by enrolling 400 more homes or businesses in PSE’s Green Power Program by Oct. 31. Meeting the goal means Bellingham will earn a $40,000 grant to install a solar array in the city. That sounds pretty sunny to us!
When you sign up for PSE's Green Power Program, you match some or all of your electricity usage with wind, biogas and solar power. The program is voluntary, costs as little as $4 more per month and is added directly onto your PSE bill, making it easy to support clean energy from independent producers, including some based right here in Whatcom County. Come to the next Green Drinks to find out more. Or better yet, sign up now and be counted!
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Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community. Bellingham Green Drinks is sponsored by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at varying locations. Join Bellingham Green Drinks' Facebook page and Click here to receive notifications of when and where the next one will be.
Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. "These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity" (Green Drinks website). The best part about Green Drinks is that there is no structure, just good people meeting at a regular place and time. Visit the International Green Drinks website for more info: www.greendrinks.org.
For more information about RE Sources for Sustainable Communities or any updates on the Green Drinks Bellingham, visit our website at re-sour ces.org or contact Hannah Coughlin at (360) 733-8307 or HannahC@re-sources.org.