Archive for February 2021
Glen’s Parallax Perspectives: Teenagers for Climate Action
By Glen Anderson | February 2021 The March 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) helps us move ahead toward solving the climate crisis. It helps people of all ages understand why young people are so deeply concerned – and it informs us of some of the positive ways…Read More
Youth Climate-Fiction Stories from Thurston County
By Samara Almonte, TCAT Digital Media Coordinator Science-fiction is an established genre in literature and media which many of us are probably familiar with. The exciting thing about art however, is that it is continuously evolving to reflect current events in society. In the recent years a new genere within sci-fi has emerged, called “climate-fiction”…Read More
Youth Support the TCMP!
By Kaylee Shen Hello everyone! My name is Kaylee Shen and I am the president of the Olympia High School Climate Action Club. This past year, we’ve gotten our club to have several mass-emailing sessions, testified at multiple city council meetings, and did everything we could to support the passing of the Thurston Climate Mitigation…Read More
It’s Time to Celebrate!
By Barbara Scavezze I was thrilled to watch the City Council meetings of Tumwater, Lacey, and Olympia as they each voted to accept the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). And on Tuesday, February 9th we expect the County to do the same. City Council members listened intently as community members spoke up for strong climate action at…Read More
Ponderosa Pine Seedlings in Thurston County
In October, Jenna Mason Media donated three ponderosa pine seedlings to TCAT. The question of getting them planted was brought to TCAT’s Tree Action Group, and Rebecca McMillin-Hastings (Capital High School Climate Club President) volunteered to take on the project. Here is Rebecca’s story about her progress so far. Hi, I’m Rebecca McMillin-Hastings, president of…Read More
Urban Community Farming in Olympia, Washington
By Clare Follmann | GRuB | October, 2020 GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) is a 501(c)3 community nonprofit which works at the intersection of food, education, and health systems to grow healthy food, people, and communities. At its core is the GRuB urban community farm located on the westside of Olympia. This 2 acre farm, composed of a variety of…Read More
Diet, Health & the Environment
By Marilyn Sitaker | October, 2020 Most of us understand that what we eat has a major impact on our health. Studies show that 40% of deaths world-wide are due to diseases associated with poor dietary quality: heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and colorectal cancer. At the same time, the process of growing, processing, and distributing our…Read More
The Fight for Environmental Justice Is Not Over!
By Samara Almonte | TCAT Digital Media Coordinator It’s a new year, and the fight for environmental and climate justice is only growing stronger. As you might recall, in June of 2020 TCAT published a newsletter centering Black voices and their experiences in the environmental movement, along with different educational resources on the topic. If you…Read More