We are committed to making progress using collaboration and cooperation among all sectors of our county.

CLIMATE ACTION COORDINATING COUNCIL

Climate Action Coordinating Council (l-r back row) Tom Crawford (TCAT), Pat Dickason (League of Women Voters), Sam Merrill (Black Hills Audubon Society), Phyllis Farrell (South Sound Sierra Club), Joel Carlson (South Sound Sierra Club)
(l-r in front) Barak Gale (Climate Reality Project), Barb Scavezze (TCAT), Heather Willis (Thurston County Public Works.

The TCAT Climate Action Coordinating Council is a committed group of representatives from local civic groups working directly or indirectly on climate change. The Council is increasing efficiency and impact in the climate fight by defining shared goals and identifying a few campaigns or other efforts to work on together. Participating groups share resources  and co-sponsor events to ensure the success of these common efforts. Coordination among these groups includes using online tools and Coordinating Council meetings to plan events and activities that do not conflict or overlap with those of other groups. Groups also discuss how to better align their efforts with one another, and present complementary messages to elected officials and business representatives in the community.

Member organizations include:  Athena Group  Black Hills Audubon Society,   Citizens’ Climate Lobby - Olympia Chapter,   Olympia Public Power,   Climate Reality Project – Thurston County,   Congregations for Climate,   Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team,   Eco Lions,   Great Old Broads for Wilderness,   League of Women Voters of Thurston County,   Nutriculture Northwest,   NW EcoBuilding Guild,     Olympia Community Solar,    Olympia FOR Divestment Working Group,   Olympia Indivisible,    Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation - Environmental Justice Initiative,    Olympia Raging Grannies,    South Sound Sierra Club,    Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department,    Thurston County Public Health,    Thurston Environmental Voters,  and  Thurston Thrives Climate and Clean Energy Action Team.

Consider joining the Coordinating Council if you are a member of an organization that is concerned about climate change and want to support collective action to fight climate change. We hold regular meetings among group representatives, to share visions, goals and activity plans among the various groups.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is managing the project. She can be reached at