The Climate Quilt Exhibit
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…Read More
Solarize Thurston: New Group Purchasing Opportunity!
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…Read More
Climate Action Milestone in Thurston County!
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…Read More
Help Us Get an Environmental Reporter for The Olympian
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,…Read More
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
* A slick solution to energy wasting can lights
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…Read More
Opportunity: Comment on the DRAFT Regional Transportation Plan
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!Read More
PSE to phase out Colstrip I and II
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.Read More
Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure: A new report from TESC.
We believe you’ll find this new report interesting.Read More
TCAT Greenhouse Gas Inventory data now part of Regional Transportation Plan
Hard work pays off. Page 193 of the Draft Regional Transportation Plan includes a pie chart of county emissions from our GHG Inventory. Later, on page 249, TCAT’s GHG analysis is referenced.Read More