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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: February 23, 2022

February 2022 Project Update: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

The Climate Action Steering Committee will meet February 28.

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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, February 28, 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 approve ongoing meeting dates and consider comments to the State Building Code Council on proposed changes to the Commercial Energy Code. There will also be a presentation with background on carbon sequestration, which was postponed last month and a presentation on King County’s Forest Carbon program.

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 February 25, 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.

  • The 2021 Annual Report on implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is posted on the project website. Read about actions taken to date to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. The Steering Committee’s 2022 Legislative Priorities are also posted online.
  • Olympia has created a dedicated webpage with resources on going solar – residents can learn how to tell if their home is suitable for solar, go through the installation and permitting process, and find financing options
  • March 15 - 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.

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

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