By Lynn Fitz-Hugh, Community Engagement Director, Thurston Climate Action Team, March 26, 2020 None of us signed up for this crisis. The depth of the transformation and destruction it has brought in such a short time is breathtaking.  The climate change scenarios I’ve imagined slowly ate away at the economy and the environment, but allowed…

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By Tom Crawford, President, Thurston Climate Action Team, March 26, 2020 Local climate action must happen on multiple fronts.  One of the critical areas in which we need bold, dramatic action is public policy and investment.  As many of you already know, our local governments are already hard at work in this area, through the…

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By Lynn Fitz-Hugh, Community Engagement Director, Thurston Climate Action Team, March 20, 2020 And then the world went upside down.    How are you all doing?  Very few of us saw this pandemic coming and all of our lives have been affected.  From health concerns, to critical economic impacts, to loss of normal routine, to…

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From Representatives Laurie Dolan and Beth Doglio, March 18, 2020 Dear Friends and Neighbors, The growing and constantly evolving COVID-19 outbreak in our nation and community is creating significant concern and anxiety among families, workers and employers. It is affecting all our daily lives, and we hope you’re taking precautions to protect yourselves and those…

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By Friends of Rocky Prairie Action Alert: Comments needed by March 4. Commissioners have sent all the new requests for Comprehensive Plan amendments out for public comments.  After those comments come in, the Commissioners will decide whether to put NorthPoint’s request for the rezone of Rocky Prairie on the final docket to be worked on. Of…

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By Cathy Visser, Dietitian & South Sound Food System Member Senior News, January 2020 This article by Cathy Visser, reprinted with her permission, was written about Lynn Fitz-Hugh’s December 5th talk, “How Does Social Change Really Happen?”  at Traditions Cafe. Lynn-Fitz Hugh is TCAT’s Community Engagement Director. I attended a talk about social change the…

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By Lynn Fitz-Hugh, TCAT’s Community Engagement Director We are all aware that we have precious little time left to save this planet from unbearable global warming.  It is dismaying therefore to see Trump remove the US from the Paris Climate Accord.  However, the “We are Still in” movement has made the case that the changes the…

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By Barb Scavezze, with information provided by Heather Sundean – Thurston County Food Bank The Food Rescue Program is a program through the Thurston County Food Bank (TCFB) that keeps extra food from going to waste and making it available to hungry families. The TCFB picks up the extra food and packs it in trays…

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From the Protectors of the Salish Sea The Protectors of the Salish Sea are leading a grassroots movement to have Governor Jay Inslee take action and declare Climate Emergency for Washington State! Can you add your voice? Recently 11,000 scientists declared a Global Climate Emergency. Over 1,000 local & indigenous governments across the world have…

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November 27, 2019 We made great progress on environment and climate action in 2019, but much remains to be done if we are to meet our emission reduction goals.  The most significant strategy for 2020 is to enact a clean fuel standard. I’ve heard from many of you that this is a priority – I…

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