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.

Support TCAT ‘s Work | Donate to these short-term fundraisers

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:

The Community Foundation Give Local South Puget Sound Oct. 31 – Nov. 20, 2018

Give Local Give Local South Puget Sound is live from October 31st 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).


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.

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.