Carbon Sinks > Junk Mail

By: Alice Grendon | Communications Coordinator, Thurston Climate Action Team Every year more than 100 million trees are killed in order to send the average American household  848 pieces of paper that end up in the trash. That’s the same as deforesting three Rocky Mountain National Parks each year. Not only that, but the creation of…

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Local Governments Discuss Density, EVs, and Climate Action Funding

By: Tom Crawford | Thurston Climate Action Team Board President The cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, along with Thurston County, are currently examining how to implement the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP).  During this phase of the Plan (called Phase 3), a Climate Action Steering Committee (composed of elected officials from all four participating…

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Collaborating for Clean Energy in Homes

By Tom Crawford | Thurston Climate Action Team Board President In early September, Thurston Climate Action Team, with support from the Emerald Cities Collaborative, conducted two workshops to develop the outlines of a design that can be used in funding proposals for clean energy in our region’s residential buildings.  These workshops involved individuals with a…

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The Heat Pump Solution

The Role of Heat Pumps in Adapting to Increasing Heat Waves By Alice Grendon | TCAT Communication CoordinatorAdapted from Faith Action Climate Team’s Information for Congregations We’ve made it through multiple unprecedented heat domes, a summer drought, and the warmest Pacific Northwest spring on record. As we know, the warming will only continue if we do not radically alter the…

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The Carbon Bomb in Your Kitchen

By: Lynn Fitz-Hugh | TCAT Community Engagement Director  Did you know that according to the book Drawdown, the most significant item that can change Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is something we all have right in our own homes?  Your refrigerator!  It turns out the Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases that are used in most refrigerators in the…

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From the Pandemic to Action

Are you reemerging from quarantine? Bummed about heat domes and the Western wildfires?  Ready to take action on climate change?    The planet is telling us in no uncertain terms that the effects of the climate crisis are already upon us. While it is too late to stop the impacts we are experiencing now, it is…

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We are Winning in Big and Small Ways Every Day

In this issue of our bi-weekly newsletter we want to uplift and celebrate the success of the movement for Climate Justice on the local, national, and international level! In the last month we have seen three oil giants called to the carpet by actors inside the industry itself. From a court in the Netherlands ordering Dutch…

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Meet the Climate Justice Mural Project Artist Team!

The Artist Team will co-facilitate the Mural Design Workshop and collaboratively craft the final design for the Climate Justice Mural Project.   Carrie Ziegler: Carrie is the lead artist for the Climate Justice Mural Project and Community Engagement Organizer for the Thurston Climate Action Team. An expert in collaborative art, she works at the intersection…

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My Next Car Will Be Electric!

By Carrie Ziegler, TCAT Community Engagement Organizer Let me guess, you’ve been watching our Electric Vehicle Bumper Sticker Campaign and want join the fun, but you don’t yet own a plug-in EV. Is this you?If so, have we got a bumper sticker for you! Get your very own My Next Car will be ELECTRIC bumper sticker now!…

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Making My Home Part of the Climate Solution: Energy Efficiency 101

Thursday June 3rd, 2021 @ 7:00PMClick Here to Register!After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link  We will have a panel of experts explaining which things can make the biggest difference for your house both in terms of saving energy, carbon and money! Like a sweater for your house: Adding insulation…

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