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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: May 19, 2021

May 2021 Project Update: Meetings and Community Updates

The Climate Action Steering Committee will meet May 24. Check out some other community events and opportunities from our regional climate action partners.

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Thank you for your interest in the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan and for signing up for climate mitigation plan updates. We are excited to inform you about progress on Thurston County, Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater’s strategy to reduce local contributions to climate change.

On Monday, May 24, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thurston Regional Planning Council will host the third Climate Action Steering Committee meeting. Click here to access the meeting webinar registration link, and click here to access the meeting page and agenda

The committee will hear a presentation from the Thurston Climate Action Team on their proposal for a regional energy efficiency program. The committee will also discuss expectations for a long-term governance agreement to continue collaboration around climate action. 

There will be an opportunity for public comment at the start of the meeting – if you wish to provide oral comment during the meeting, please check the box to indicate this when registering. Written comments may be emailed to, and must be received by noon on May 21, 2021 to be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting. 

Here are some other events and opportunities for area residents to engage in regional climate action.

  • The City of Lacey’s Planning Commission is will hold a public hearing May 18 at 5pm on 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, which include adopting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan as an appendix. View the meeting agenda for instructions on how to attend and provide comment.
  • The Thurston County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with drafting an ordinance to enable a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resilience (C-PACER) program in Thurston County. C-PACER would allow commercial property owners more flexibility in accessing financing for qualifying energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and resiliency improvements for their buildings. Commercial energy use accounts for 22 percent of Thurston County’s annual greenhouse gas emissions—making this sector one of our largest sources of emissions.

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