Thurston Climate Action Team’s (TCAT) mission is to partner with our community to restore earth’s climate and create a healthy, just, and joyous world for all people and our planet

Thurston Youth Climate Coalition Die-In at Olympia City Council

On Tuesday May 24th the Thurston Youth Climate Coalition (TYCC) took to the floor of Olympia City Council to Demand greater urgency be placed on the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). TYCC held a rally with speeches at Heritage Park followed by a march to City Hall. The youth then entered the council chambers for the City Council Meeting while supporters held a candlelight vigil outside and chalked messages about the urgency of the climate crisis as it pertains to the lives of future generations. The last student standing handed the city council a Climate Report Card, giving them a an overall grade of C on climate action. The report card can be found below, and is broken down by sections, some areas earning lower grades than others.

Our work does not end with passing the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). We must ensure that local governments and our communities take the steps needed to bring down our carbon pollution. You can be part of the action by joining one of our Climate Action Groups. Click on the images below to learn more about each Action Group and how to get in contact with our group leads.

By acting locally and thinking globally, we are making climate action history.  Please join us!

We acknowledge that Thurston County's land and water is the traditional territory of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin (S'Homamish, Stehchass, T'Peeksin, Squi-aitl, and Sa-heh-wamish) and the Chehalis People.

The surrounding mountains, valleys, shorelines and waterways are imbued with their presence.

We seek to nurture our relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to this place — their homelands — where we mutually abide

You can learn more about the Indigenous territories you occupy by visiting