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.
Many people are feeling very helpless during this pandemic, like there is nothing they can do about it, nothing they can do outside their home, and therefore nothing they can do about other bigger social issues.
We at TCAT are still busy working on climate issues and we invite you to be as well.
We are launching our Climate Mitigation Pledge card. We invite you to sign it and to share it widely with others. Notice all the things you can do during and after this pandemic. We will follow up with you after you pledge your Climate Mitigation Actions.
We 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!
TCAT’s Keystone Programs
The Cities of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey, along with Thurston County, have committed to developing a Thurston 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.
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.
South Puget Sound Community College has cancelled all large events on their campus through the end of April, as part of their response to COVID-19. This includes TCAT’s Hands On for the Climate: Action for Earth Day 50, which had been scheduled for April 18. We are reviewing our options and will let everyone know about alternative plans.
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! Search for Thurston Climate Action Team, or Charity Code: 1482564.
Washington State Combined Fund Drive
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.