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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: January 14, 2022

January 2022 Project Update: Meetings & Community Updates

The Climate Action Steering Committee will meet January 24.

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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, January 24, 2022 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thurston Regional Planning Council will host a Climate Action Steering Committee meeting. Click here to access the meeting webinar registration link, agenda, and materials. 

The committee will take action on the interlocal agreement and annual work program, and will discuss legislative and other priorities for 2022. There will also be a presentation with background on carbon sequestration.

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 climate@trpc.org, and must be received by noon on January 21, 2022 to be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting. 

Here are some other news and opportunities for area residents interested in regional climate action.

  • 2022 Applications are open for businesses looking to register as a Thurston Green Business. Thurston Green Businesses receive recognition for their leadership in conserving energy, reducing waste, saving water, and other sustainable practices. Applications are open through March 15.
  • January 18 - Olympia Community Solar is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its solar installation at Merritt Manor on Martin Way, which supports the TCMP strategy to increase the production of local renewable energy (B5).
  • Congratulations to the Thurston Public Utility District, which will receive grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce to install solar arrays on their operations center and administration building. The next round of funding through the Energy Retrofit for Public Buildings program will open in early 2022. Installing solar on more public buildings was one of the priority actions assessed for the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (B5.3).

We are excited to keep you informed about this latest phase of climate action planning, and will continue to use this newsletter to provide occasional updates on the region’s work. As always, we welcome your feedback! If you have questions or comments, please reach out to climate@trpc.org.

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