Archive for November 2022
Thurston Regional Planning Council Releases Greenhouse Gas Inventory
We are excited to announce that the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has completed their first ever Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory for the county. TCAT was integrally involved in this work, and we are thankful to have this data to guide our work with the jurisdictions in making reductions. Below is the executive summary…Read More
Big Win for Healthy Homes and Clean Codes: Thank you for championing a healthier future!
We want to take a moment to celebrate! On Friday November 4th, the State Building Code Council voted to adopt new statewide residential building codes that will drive the transition to safe and healthy homes that run on low-cost, 100% clean electricity instead of methane gas — a climate super-polluter that also harms health. The state’s action to require heat pumps for space…Read More
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Part 2: What’s in it for local governments and consumers?
By: Robert Marino | TCAT Director of Clean Energy and Infrastructure Earlier this year I wrote a broad overview about the IRA. This piece goes deeper into the IRA specifics: what dollar amounts you might expect to save if you did an energy efficiency project on your home or bought an electric vehicle. Let me remind you…Read More
What is and What if…A Visioning and Art Workshop in the Forest
By Carrie Ziegler | Lead Artist and Community Engagement Extraordinaire for Thurston Climate Action Team Recently, we took our Climate Art in Action work offline, out of buildings, and into nature. While soaking in the forest of Squaxin Park, roots extending below us and trees rising high above, we made deeper commitments to creative climate action and decolonization. …Read More
Volunteer Spotlight: Alyssa Jones-Wood
Thurston Climate Action Teams Volunteer Spotlight this month goes to Alyssa Jones Wood. Marisa, TCAT’s Equity and Outreach Program Manager, sat down with Alyssa to get to know her a little better. Alyssa is the Sustainability Coordinator (Water Resources and Sustainability department) for the city of Tumwater. She is originally from Vero Beach, Florida and that…Read More
The TCAT Statement on the Murder of Timothy Green
The Thurston Climate Action Team releases the following statement in response to the recent death of Timothy Green: The recent incident where Timothy Green was fatally shot by the Olympia Police reminds us of all the work that needs to be done. TCAT doubles down on our efforts for equity in the work we do as…Read More
Nisqually Tribe Takes on Solar
On September 8 the Nisqually Tribe’s Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation (MCEC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Nisqually Market Solar Project. The project includes 146 solar panels across the market shops, convenience storefront, and gas carport. The building is located across from the Red Wind Casino on Yelm Highway. Olympia Community Solar (OCS) organized the…Read More