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

A Clean & Healthy Thurston County



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.

Thank you for your donations through the Community Foundation’s Give Local campaign!

We here at TCAT are overwhelmed with appreciation for our supporters and climate champions this giving season! Your generous monetary gifts, and the active sharing of our campaign with your networks, has resulted in TCAT exceeding our $5000 fundraising goal with The Community Foundation’s Give Local campaign this month!  Every single person who donates their hard-earned money, or volunteers their precious time, empowers our local climate movement to make the bold changes necessary for averting the worst impacts of climate change right here in Thurston County.

A heartfelt Thank You is due to everyone helping TCAT Build Our Strong Local Climate Movement, including those listed below who donated to our recent Give Local Campaign:  Karen Ahnemann, Dave Bradley, Karen Bray, Maureen Canny, Sharron Coontz, Tom Crawford, Beth Doglio, Phyllis Farrell, Chris Hawkins, Janine/Robert Lindsey/Jeffers, Jeffrey Johnston, Esther Kronenberg, Jim Lazar Fund for Clean Energy and Environment, Sam Merrill, Clare Moe, Olympia Food Co-op, Philip Pearson, Eileen Quigley, Carole Richmond, Elizabeth Rodrick, Mason Rolph, Greg Saul, Barbara Scavezze, Kathleen Snyder, Charles Stephens, Beverly Taylor, Roy and Carolyn Treadway, Frank Turner, Susan Vanderburg, Cynthia Walker, David Watterson, & All Anonymous Donors!

TCAT’s Keystone Programs

Carbon Free Thurston Campaign

The Cities of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey, along with Thurston County, have committed to developing a Regional Climate Mitigation 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 and the County on funding and developing the Regional Climate Mitigation Plan, and by helping local residents make their voices heard on this issue.

Climate Action Coordinating Council 

Improving communication, coordination and collaboration among local groups working on climate change is the goal of the Climate Action Coordinating Council. This TCAT project, which brings together local environmental organizations, is funded by a Climate Action Coordinating Grant  that expires at the end of 2019. TCAT is actively raising funds to make this project a permanent program.

South Sound Climate Action Convention

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.

Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is partnering with the Washington State Employees Combined Fund! Choose the amount you’ll give every paycheck to support local projects that lower our carbon footprint, and unite the fight for a livable planet. Click the image below to get started! (Please be patient when the donor form loads. It can take up to 30 seconds.)Current short-term fundraising opportunities include:

Washington State Combined Fund Drive

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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.