Founded in 2009, Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) is the leading grassroots nonprofit working on climate change and subsequent effects in Thurston County.
Working with local government, businesses, and other community organizations, TCAC focuses on initiatives that quickly, significantly, and equitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, using science-based targets. This work also attends to cost savings for individuals and businesses, creating more living wage jobs, supporting clean energy businesses, improving health, and helping local farmers reduce their costs. One of their most recent accomplishments was getting our major jurisdictions to declare a Climate Emergency and adopt and commit to implement the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). https://www.trpc.org/909/Thurston-Climate-Mitigation-Plan.
TCAT coordinates eight Climate Action groups focused on the following topics: advocacy with local governments, preserving and planting trees, equity, green buildings, transportation, youth education, art, as well as food and agriculture. Action groups each focus on quickly moving forward greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies in their topical area.
In September 2021, TCAT pulled together representatives from various sectors to start crafting a Thurston County Residential Energy Efficiency program which focuses on low- income single-family homes as well as multi-family residential buildings. Participants included representatives from the housing community, local government, the building sector, energy experts, and folks working on climate change and electrification.
Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) harnesses the power of collaborations to reduce the carbon footprint of Thurston County as a whole. Raising awareness and engaging the public in various activities, they share ways to make a difference at home, at work, or in the community. For more information or to get involved, go to https://thurstonclimateaction.org/
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