Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) has been encouraging action, coordinating action and taking action on climate change since 2008.
TCAT is a locally-focused non-profit, which is spearheading a multi-pronged approach to addressing the most urgent challenge ever faced by humanity. From influencing local government priorities to promoting energy efficiency and empowering citizens to mobilize, TCAT has earned a reputation for leadership on climate in Thurston County.
This video highlights Thurston County’s community of climate-concerned groups and organizations that are coming together to make change at the government level and beyond through outreach, events, volunteering, and important conversations.
TCAT’s Keystone Programs
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.
Improving communication and collaboration among local groups working on climate change is the goal of the Climate Action Coordinating Council. Bringing together NGOs, government agencies, Tribes, and local businesses to m , a TCAT project funded by a TCAT Climate Action Coordinating Grant that expires at the end of 2019. TCAT is actively raising funds to make this project a permanent program.
This energized, educational and thoughtful program is intended for everyone interested in taking action on climate. Lectures, workshops, and breakout sessions covering science, activism and policy In partnership with local organizations, the annual event was also launched with help from a generous foundation grant.
Support TCAT ‘s Work
The success of projects like Carbon Free Thurston, the Climate Action Coordinating Council, and the South Sound Climate Convention, relies on donations and grants from foundations, businesses and committed individuals like you. Current short-term fundraising opportunities include:
Give Local Give Local South Puget Sound is a three-week online giving campaign From October 31 through November 20th. The online event is hosted by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound to support nonprofits across Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties. Donors are encouraged to “give where you live” by making an online donation to one or more local nonprofits on our online giving platform.
The Community Foundation has partnered with the Dawkins Charitable Trust to offer a $100,000 Incentive Fund, proportionally increasing the value of every dollar donated. Nonprofit organizations receiving five percent of the total donations during Give Local, will receive five percent of the $100,000 Incentive Fund (up to $7,500 per organization).
The Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.