The Thurston Climate Action Team’s mission is to partner with our community
to build a low carbon future and to improve climate resilience in Thurston County.

TCAT Goals

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to the climate crisis.
  • Minimize the increasing costs of energy, transportation and consumer goods for Thurston County residents.
  • Educate Thurston County residents on how to reduce their carbon footprint.

TCAT Priorities

  1. Energy efficiency and distributed generation
  2. Transportation
  3. Working with local government, plan and implement county wide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and monitor results.

TCAT Values & Operating Principles

  • Provide direction and leadership.
  • Take strategic action to leverage resources for the greatest possible improvements in our carbon footprint in a short time frame.
  • Build broad community participation from multiple sectors.
  • Build on, encourage, and leverage efforts of others.

We acknowledge that Thurston County's land and water is the traditional territory of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin (S'Homamish, Stehchass, T'Peeksin, Squi-aitl, and Sa-heh-wamish) and the Chehalis People.

The surrounding mountains, valleys, shorelines and waterways are imbued with their presence.

We seek to nurture our relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to this place — their homelands — where we mutually abide

You can learn more about the Indigenous territories you occupy by visiting