ByThurston County Stream Team Join us for an innovative community display of art reflecting climate awareness and solutions. In this inspiring exhibit, over 100 community members painted quilt squares to express how we can lower our collective carbon footprint. Quilts have been used as a way to share messaging and create change in America for…

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By Olympia Community Solar  Have you considered installing solar energy but held back due to costs or complications? Here’s some good news: Now through September 1, Thurston County residents and businesses can access solar at prices more than 25% below market rates, thanks to the solar group-purchasing program, Solarize Thurston. The program will support 50 Thurston County…

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TCAT has been working with the cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Olympia and the Thurston County Board of Commissioners on the development of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). During this time TCAT gathered almost 500 signatures in support of the TCMP and organized dozens of community members to send letters and provide public comment during city…

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By Frank Turner, Cleve Pinnix and Brian Hovis Our local governments have adopted the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). That was a heavy lift for the Thurston Climate Action Team, concerned citizens and elected officials. The harder part now begins as the plan is implemented. How will we know if compromises are made in the plan implementation? Luckily,…

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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…

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Folks, if your house was built in the 80s or so, your kitchen can lights are likely not insulated and not sealed. In the winter, cold air falls from your unheated attic. COSTCO has led replacements that seal off the cans, provide lots (!) of light and use just a little energy. They sell this…

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Thurston Regional Planning Council has produced a DRAFT Regional Transportation Plan. Check out the Draft RTP and provide your comments. This plan will shape transportation decisions for the next couple of decades. It’s our future. Again, check it out HERE!  

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Just announced, PSE has reached an agreement to submit a plan to phase out Colstrip I and II. Read this release from the Sierra Club.

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