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.

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 a completed plan to become available this Fall 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, and to sign the below petition (or write them in favor of the plan.)

Please sign this pledge card and this petition.

Sign our petition

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

Carbon Free Thurston Campaign

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.

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!  Search for Thurston Climate Action Team, or Charity Code: 1482564.

Washington State Combined Fund Drive

Click image to start giving! Search for Thurston Climate Action Team, or Charity Code: 1482564.

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.