PO Box 13324, Olympia, WA 98508 info@thurstonclimateaction.org

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.



Building Community Partnerships for Climate Action

This YouTube video, filmed and edited by Jenna Mason, highlights Thurston County’s community of climate-concerned groups and organizations that are coming together to make change at the government level and beyond through outreach, events, volunteering, and important conversations.

TCAT is a locally-focused non-profit, which is spearheading a multi-pronged approach to addressing the most urgent challenge ever faced by humanity. From influencing local government priorities to promoting energy efficiency and empowering citizens to mobilize, TCAT has earned a reputation for leadership on climate in Thurston County.

TCAT part time job available – Community Engagement Organizer

This part time, hourly wage job will support the Community Engagement Director.  This position will support existing Climate Action Groups as well as leading a transportation one, will help organize key stakeholder groups to support the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, will help with arrangements, advertising, and social media for a variety of meetings.  This is a 6 month position which will possibly extend beyond.  Click here to see the job description.

TCAT’s Keystone Programs

Carbon Free Thurston Campaign

The Cities of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey, along with Thurston County, have committed to developing a Regional Climate Mitigation Plan.  The Carbon Free Thurston (CFT) campaign is encouraging  local governments in Thurston County to adopt very strong, bold, and effective policies and investments to significantly reduce GHG emissions which result from activities of city residents and businesses.  We are doing this by working with the Cities and the County on funding and developing the Regional Climate Mitigation Plan, and by helping local residents make their voices heard on this issue.

Hands on for the Climate: Action for Earth Day 50

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 12:30 – 5:00 PM
South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus
4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey

SAVE the DATE for this half-day convention focused on taking direct climate action in Thurston County. This will be our 5th annual convention, but this half day event is unlike our previous conventions. This is an event for those who are ready to engage rolling up their sleeves and a day of action for our Mother Earth.

There will be a series of 3 one-hour workshops in each of 3 time slots.  Each workshop will prepare you for action, and you will be asked to commit to ongoing action from at least one of the workshops you attend.

Registration will be available in mid March.

The 4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Thurston Climate Action Team partnered with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to provide a full day of learning about cooperative actions to take to protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change. Several sessions were videotaped, and many speakers  provided copies of their presentations, handouts and other resources. 2019 Session Videos and Resources are available here. 

Climate Action Coordinating Council

Improving communication, coordination and collaboration among local groups working on climate change is the goal of the Climate Action Coordinating Council. This TCAT project, which brings together local environmental organizations, is funded by a Climate Action Coordinating Grant  that expires at the end of 2019. TCAT is actively raising funds to make this project a permanent program.

Support TCAT ‘s Work

The success of projects like Carbon Free Thurston, the Climate Action Coordinating Council, and the South Sound Climate Convention, relies on donations and grants from foundations, businesses and committed individuals like you.

Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is partnering with the Washington State Employees Combined Fund! Choose the amount you’ll give every paycheck to support local projects that lower our carbon footprint, and unite the fight for a livable planet. Click the image below to get started! (Please be patient when the donor form loads. It can take up to 30 seconds.)Current short-term fundraising opportunities include:

Washington State Combined Fund Drive

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The Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.