PO Box 13324, Olympia, WA 98508 info@thurstonclimateaction.org

A Clean & Healthy Thurston County

 

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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.

 

 

 

TCAT is Recruiting New Board Members

Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is currently recruiting for three positions on its volunteer Board of Directors. The TCAT board comprises leaders from local government, higher education, health care, financial services, and consulting who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on the Thurston Climate Action Team’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about protecting our region from the worst effects of climate change while promoting clean energy and other solutions which contribute to the vibrancy and health of our communities.

If you are interested in helping the Board continue its leadership on climate action in Thurston County, submit a cover letter and one-page summary of your relevant experience and education to Tom Crawford, Board President, at tom@thurstonclimateaction.org.  Applications should be received by August 31, 2018.

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TCAT: Building Community Partnerships for Climate Action

This video highlights the diverse efforts of Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) and the Thurston County community to tackle climate change. Focusing on the importance of bringing diverse groups together, this video highlights TCAT’s work with local government, tribes, other non-profits and the general community to reduce the Thurston region’s carbon footprint.  Contact Barb Scavezze at barb@thurstonclimateaction.org or Tom Crawford at tom@thurstonclimateaction.org  for more information about TCAT’s current efforts and for volunteer opportunities.

Carbon Free Thurston Campaign

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.

TCAT Climate Action Coordinating Council Project

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.