The 4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention is brought to you by:

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Thurston Climate Action Team is a local non-profit dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for Thurston County, Washington by encouraging, coordinating, and acting on climate change.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization that is currently working for the passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

With support from our generous sponsors:

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Republic Services is an industry leader in the US non-hazardous solid waste industry.  Our collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers, and landfills focus on providing reliable services and recycling solutions for our customers.  We believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers’ waste and recycling challenges.

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Sierra Club South Sound serves approximately 2,000 members and supporters in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor counties. The group holds regular monthly meetings, usually on the second Wednesday of the month at the Mekong Restaurant in downtown Olympia. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. We’re America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

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League of Women Voters of Thurston County  is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.  We register voters, provide unbiased information about elections, the voting process and issues.  In addition, after study we use our positions to advocate about policies in the public interest.  The League advocates to promote an environment beneficial to life through protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

Nativis is a Seattle based clinical-stage oncological therapeutic device company using precisely targeted, ultra-low radio frequency energy (ulRFE) to regulate metabolic pathways on the molecular and genetic levels – without chemicals, radiation or drugs.  The company’s goal is to transform disease treatment on a global scale with ulRFE that can potentially be applied to a wide range of medical conditions, as well as to veterinary medicine and non-medical applications.

Olympia Food Co-op is a member-owned, collectively managed, not for profit organization that manages two natural grocery stores and a garden center. We support regenerative local agriculture, food rescue, and waste reduction. Our mission goals include striving to make human effects on Earth positive and renewing.

South Sound Solar is a local, full service Solar Installer, based in Olympia, Washington. Under the leadership of president and owner Kirk Haffner, South Sound Solar has become the local leader in the sales, engineering, design and installation of solar electric and solar hot water systems, both commercial and residential. As a local business, South Sound Solar take pride in applying its expertise to realize the South Puget Sound’s solar potential.

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Artisans Group is an innovative and international award winning architecture & design firm based in Olympia, Washington.

Renowned Passive House specialists, we are optimists who design sustainable and elegant commercial and residential architecture.  With local, national and international award winning designs successfully built to LEED, Built Green and Passive House standards, our building science approach to sustainability is backed by evidence and results.

Black Hills Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and represents Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington. It is an all-volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose 1,300+ members share interests in birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and natural history. Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.

The Carnegie Group of Olympia is a political study group that focuses on the cost of growth, and on good government issues.  Controlling population growth is a key to constraining climate change, and subsidies to growth work to accelerate climate chaos.  We meet weekly on Monday, with a flexible agenda for political discussion.

Climate Solutions’ mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. The organization has pioneered the vision and cultivated powerful partnerships for the proposition that by cutting global warming pollution we can accelerate the transition to clean energy and build broadly shared economic prosperity. For close to 20 years, they have been an active catalyst and advocate, building a powerful constituency for local, regional, national, and international action on climate and clean energy.

Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT) is working to restore the urban estuary in downtown Olympia by reconnecting the river to the Salish Sea. We are an advocacy group representing the interests of the local environment, natural systems with the services that they provide, and a community that values wildlife, water quality, economic opportunities and natural beauty. We serve as a center for a creative community-driven effort for the health of the Deschutes watershed by focusing on the most beneficial restoration project for the river: freeing it’s estuary.

Intercity Transit is a municipal corporation that provides public transportation for people who live and work in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, an area of approximately 94 square miles. We operate 25 bus routes, a door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, specialized van programs, and are active in community partnerships.

Jim Lazar is an economist with more than 40 years of experience examining legislation and also evaluating electric utility resource plans and rates. Jim was a founding member of the Northwest Energy Coalition and has served as a Thurston County Public Utility District Commissioner. Jim is Treasurer of Thurston Environmental Voters.

LOTT is a non-profit corporation, formed by four government partners – Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County. LOTT provides wastewater management services for the urban areas of north Thurston County, Washington. This includes wastewater treatment and production of Class A Reclaimed Water. LOTT is recognized as a Utility of the Future, with a strong commitment to sustainability and a comprehensive education program that includes the WET Science Center.

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.

Olympia Safe Streets Campaign (OSSC) advocates for active transportation that is safe, accessible and promotes community health.

Small Planet Supply is a company dedicated to the supply, education, and training in the use of energy-efficient building materials and practices. Small Planet Supply believes that it’s possible to create comfortable Low Energy Buildings with non-toxic, low embodied-energy building materials that are safe to source, and safe to use.

Thurston Environmental Voters works to support and elect environmentally responsible candidates for public office to ensure Thurston County is a healthy and safe place to live.

Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington’s most critical environmental challenges since 1967. WEC’s mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.

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Charlie Stephens

Danke Family

E. J. Zita

Lisa Parshley

Mike Kelly

Olympia Fellowship Of Reconciliation

OUUC Environmental Action Team

Thad Curtz

Washington Physicians For Social Responsibility

Professional Sound System and Staging Donated by:

Pacific Stage is an Olympia based company that provides audio-visual event production services in Thurston County and the South Sound Region. We donate many services to help support social justice causes, the environment and youth programs, and we pay our employees family supportive wages.

Coffee Donated by:

Batdorf & Bronson strives to meet the challenge of sustainability with every decision we make. We offer Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Bird-Friendly and Shade Grown coffees. We continuously work to lighten our environmental footprint through recycling and the purchase of 100% renewable energy.