A Clean & Healthy Thurston County
Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) brings our community together to reduce climate disruption -- resulting in a healthy, just and prosperous future for all.
The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Climate Change This Year:
TCAT has been working with the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP) planning process for over a year now. We expect a completed plan to become available this Fall for the 4 jurisdictions: Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia and Thurston County to vote on. This plan is based upon science based goals and would make our community a leader in the state on taking needed and bold action on climate.
Scientists are telling us we are running out of time to turn this around. For the plan to pass we need you! We need you to show up virtually or in person at these city council votes, which you can commit to by signing our Critical Climate Action Pledge here
Draft of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan:
- Draft Plan Community Meeting #1 : October 5th, 2020
- Watch recording here!
- This recording includes a presentation and panel discussion with members of the Steering Committee and Climate Advisory Workgroup who were involved with developing the plan, as well as an opportunity for questions from the public.
- Draft Plan Community Meeting #2: October 14th, 2020
- Watch recording here!
- This recording includes an overview presentation, and questions from the public.
Sign Our Petition
We also invite you to sign our petition to the Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia City Councils and the County Commissioners. We are letting them know we want that plan and we want it funded and implemented!
Show Your Support in Your Neighborhood!
Another way you can support the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is by displaying a yard sign or window place-card. The yard signs and place-cards are designed to help make the public aware of the existence of the plan and start getting them to express their support for the plan.
Because we have a limited number of yard signs (made out of biodegradable materials) we want to start to get them along major arterial streets in mid-October If you live on a major street inside of our county or 3 cities please contact us about placing a sign in your yard. If you are not on a major street but still want to show your support – consider putting one of the 11” by 17” place-cards in the front window of your home.