Thurston local nonprofit climate action team takes part in pioneering national campaign


Proposed by Thurston Climate Action Team

TThe Thurston Climate Action Team, locally often known as T-CAT, along with a wide variety of other nonprofits are participating in the first Earth gives birth October 7. The donation platform site (active now, go find it) is filled with profiles on each organization, the direction of their work and the impact they have on the environment. One thing that sets the platform apart from others is that in addition to giving, donors can also start their own campaign to share with others.

TCAT CEO Melinda Hughes said, “We are thrilled to be part of a Just for Mother Nature Giving Day. When we look around the planet at all the effects of climate change, from heat waves and wildfires to higher grocery bills and more widespread allergies to the pandemic, we know we have to give it our all. We have to be on the right side of history for future generations to have a healthy planet. She continued, “It takes more than a village to tackle climate change and that includes community members who can give. Earth gives birth gives us all another way to make a difference ”.

Since 2009, TCAT volunteers and staff have worked on regional action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our communities. At the same time, the work of the groups is focused on saving costs for individuals and businesses, creating more decent-paying jobs, economic development by supporting clean energy companies, improving health and helping local farmers cut costs. One of their most recent accomplishments is to get the four largest Thurston County jurisdictions to declare a climate emergency, adopt and commit to implementing the Thurston County Mitigation Plan (TCMP ).

TCAT uses an equity lens in all of its work. The group just completed a climate justice mural in the roundabout at the end of the 4th Avenue bridge in Olympia along Harrison Avenue. They coordinate eight groups of volunteer Climate Action activists, focusing on the following topics: advocacy, trees, equity, green buildings, transport, art, food and agriculture, and youth education.

The Earth Gives organization and its signature event, Earth gives birth, focus on resource mobilization and attention to the work of environment and climate focused nonprofits through a time-limited, high-profile 24-hour gamified event that not only helps other organizations to be discovered, but also to win prizes for their success to invite in donors and dollars. Tax-deductible donations made from September 16 through October 7 will count towards the competition for this cash prize.

Find TCAT on the Earth Gives site by logging in.

Safer TCAT on our web page.
Thurston Climate Action Team
PO Box 13324, Olympia, WA 98508
Phone. : 360-350-6507

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