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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Fundraiser Movie Night: The Race to Save the World

By Lynn Fitz-Hugh, TCAT Community Engagement Director In 2015 while serving as Coordinator of 350Seattle.org, I peered at a small Facebook post of a young woman who had just been arrested, sitting on top of tripod blocking a deadly potentially exploding oil train that were starting to move through Seattle’s downtown tunnel potentially threatening the whole…

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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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You’re Invited! Climate Justice Mural Design Workshop

Who: YOU! We want to hear your perspectives and ideas! What: Climate Justice Mural Design Workshop When: June 26, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with social time until 12:30 PM Where: Priest Point Park, Shelter #3 Register at: https://climate-justice-mural-project-design-workshop.eventbrite.com Join us for this engaging design workshop! In The Climate Justice Mural Project, we will focus…

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Armory Building Offered to City of Olympia

By Samara Almonte & Lynn Fitz-Hugh, adapted from the The City of Olympia website With the Governor’s approval of the 2021 Washington State Capital Budget, the Military Department is directed to transfer the Olympia Armory at no cost to the City of Olympia, “for use as a community asset dedicated to using the arts to…

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Sunflower Community Solar Project

By Olympia Community Solar Thurston Climate Action Team is excited to announce that we are participants in the Sunflower Community Solar Project at the Olympia Farmers Market! Please support our organization by donating a solar unit! Our non-profit will receive the value from what each solar unit produces every year. Community solar projects expand solar to those who…

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Call for Artists: Climate Justice Mural Project

Thurston Climate Action Team is seeking up to 4 artists to participate in the design process for the 2021 Climate Justice Mural Project. Each selected artist will attend 2 design workshops either in person or via Zoom.  During the first design workshop, selected artists will work with Lead Artist Carrie Ziegler and volunteers to capture…

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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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