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 the mitigation plan to be voted on in January 2021, 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 sooner than later. If you live on a major street inside of Thurston 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.
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!