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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: August 17, 2022

August 2022 Project Update: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

The Climate Action Steering Committee will meet August 22, 2022.

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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, August 22, 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 consider The committee will consider whether to permit current employees of the climate mitigation ILA to serve on the Climate Advisory Workgroup, and will hear an update on recent state and federal opportunities related to transportation.

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 August 19, 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.

  • Reducing solid waste, especially food waste, is one of strategies for reducing emissions highlighted in the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. Do you have a passion for recycling, waste reduction, and composting in our community? Thurston County is recruiting volunteers to join the Master Recycler Composter (MRC) Program. All certified MRC volunteers go through Volunteer Training to become a resource for Thurston County residents seeking research-based, localized information on recycling, waste reduction, and composting. Sign up for the training by September 1.
  • Reducing vehicle miles traveled is an important climate mitigation strategy, but what would it really mean to get around the Thurston region without a car? Join the Week Without Driving challenge – September 19-25. This event is hosted by Disability Rights Washington to help understand the barriers nondrivers experience in accessing your (and our) communities.

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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