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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 2022 Project Update - Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

The Climate Action Steering Committee will meet March 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, March 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 discuss options for the Advisory Workgroup that will be formed later this year to provide community input on regional climate mitigation priorities. There will also be a presentation with on building decarbonization and a wrap up on the recently completed state legislative session.

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 March 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.

  • Intercity Transit released an annual report on the 2021 accomplishments of the Walk N Roll youth education program – encouraging the use of active transportation modes like walking and biking among youth and families is one of the priority actions in the TCMP.  (Action T5.4).
  • The results of the 2021 Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Survey are now posted - The CTR survey measures the progress made in reducing the average number of vehicle miles traveled per employee and the rate of employees driving alone to work so that employers and jurisdictions can determine the effectiveness of their CTR programs. This information supports plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by increasing options for teleworking and active forms of travel. (Action T2.17)

 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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