Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Little Thanks to You, from Us

Today I want to offer you gratitude, thanks and acknowledgement for your work, commitment and energy toward a sustainable future.

Thank you for your continued support of RE Sources, for joining us to stand-up for what we believe, for lending your voice to the issues that may define our community.

Thank you for donating your time, your dollars, your expertise.

Thank you for inviting us into your classroom, your home, your email in-box.  

Thank you for reading our e-newsletters and blogs.

Thank you for writing letters-to-the-editor, attending council meetings, talking to your elected officials, speaking at scoping hearings.

Thank you for liking us on Facebook and visiting our websites.

Thank you for joining with RE Sources in protecting our community.  Every time you donate used material to The RE Store, call our field crews to tear-down your shed or salvage your cabinets, and every time you purchase used building materials…you’re part of RE Sources. 

Every time you participate in a beach cleanup, speak at a public hearing or Council Meeting, call us about a stormwater violation… you’re a part of RE Sources.

Every time you attend a class at our Sustainable Living Center, check-out a book from our lending library, or tell your friends about the work that we do… you’re a part of RE Sources.

And every time you make a scoping comment, volunteer to phone-bank, or canvass neighborhoods to talk about the impacts of building North America’s largest coal export facility in the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve… you’re a part of RE Sources.

Thanks for being a part of what we do. 

And thanks for being a part of what makes this community so special. 

Crina Hoyer
Executive Director
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

YES Inspires High School Club Kids

5th Annual Youth Earth Summit invigorates local high school environmental clubs
by Katie Fleming

RE Sources education staff coordinated and facilitated the Youth Earth Summit on December 7th along with Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Skagit Valley College’s Environmental Club.   The conference provided regional high school environmental clubs from five schools in Whatcom and Skagit Counties the opportunity to meet, exchange information, and learn about new projects to implement at their schools.  60 students, teachers and environmental professionals attended.

“We tell students that individual actions add up to big changes. I bring my students to YES so that they know they're part of a bigger movement. It's great to see the synergism of getting these enthusiastic, green oriented kids together,” said Victor Garcia, a science teacher from Anacortes High School.

“It was a fun, informational and inspiring day!  The students and teachers from Mount Vernon, Squalicum, Nooksack Valley, Anacortes and Emerson High Schools are awesome.  They do so much important environmental work in their schools and communities.  I look forward to seeing what they accomplish next.” said Katie Fleming, RE Sources’ education staff.

The event was funded by the EPA Climate Showcase Communities Grant and Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.