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.

Celebrating a Climate Action Milestone!

TCAT has been working with the cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Olympia and the Thurston County Board of Commissioners as they completed the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). In early 2021 all four jurisdictions accepted and committed to implement the TCMP. In addition Tumwater, Olympia and Thurston County have adopted a “Declaration of Climate Emergency”. This milestone was only possible with the amazing work of our volunteers, staff and partner organizations.

Make sure to click on the video below to watch some of the most inspiring moments at the city council and county commissioner meetings when these actions were taken! 

But the work does not end here. We must ensure that local governments and our communities take the steps needed to bring down our carbon pollution. You can be part of the action by joining one of our Climate Action Groups. Click on the images below to learn more about each Action Group and how to get in contact with our group leads.

By acting locally and thinking globally, we are making climate action history.  Please join us!

The Chrysalis Project: Transforming Together

A collaborative Art in Action project to create a positive vision for our future and call for strong climate action.

When the pandemic hit, TCAT had to completely reimagine how we do our work. One of the first projects that came out of this was the virtual Art in Action Project, The Chrysalis Project: Transforming Together

We quickly pivoted from in person work to an online program exploring the power of art, the critical moment we are in as individuals and a society, what we might experience with the climate crisis, and the transformation of butterflies, ourselves, and our society.

Here is a sneak preview of the amazing video produced by Jenna Mason Media about The Chrysalis Project. To view the full version of the video and read more about the project, click here! 

We acknowledge that Thurston County's land and water is the traditional territory of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin (S'Homamish, Stehchass, T'Peeksin, Squi-aitl, and Sa-heh-wamish) and the Chehalis People.

The surrounding mountains, valleys, shorelines and waterways are imbued with their presence.

We seek to nurture our relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to this place — their homelands — where we mutually abide

You can learn more about the Indigenous territories you occupy by visiting https://native-land.ca/