Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is a local non-profit dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for Thurston County by encouraging action, coordinating action and taking action on climate change.
The Cities of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey have committed to developing a regional climate action plan. The Carbon Free Thurston (CFT) campaign is encouraging local governments in Thurston County to adopt very strong, bold, and effective policies and investments to significantly reduce GHG emissions which result from activities of city residents and businesses. We are doing this by working with the Cities on funding and developing their Climate Action Plan, and by helping local residents make their voices heard on this issue.
With the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and the failure of state government to act on needed climate initiatives, it has become increasingly clear that local communities are called on to make much more progress. Improving communication, coordination and collaboration among local groups working on climate change and related issues is the goal of a new project the Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is launching this spring. The project is funded by a two-year foundation grant.