Climate change is already affecting our community.
Impacts like hotter summers, wildfire smoke, and flooding endanger our homes and affect public health and local business.
We are asking our community what specific actions we should take, locally, to reach our climate targets.To provide input, please see information below about our virtual open house and survey.
Visit the Virtual Open House: Thursday, April 1- Friday, April 30
We invite you to participate in a virtual open house on the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP) implementation in Lacey, any time from Thursday, April 1 – Friday, April 30. Open house participants can learn about topics related to the TCMP and provide input on how local actions identified in the plan should be implemented in Lacey.
The online open house is designed to replicate an in-person open house with stations on various topics related to climate mitigation. Topics include: emissions sources and reduction targets, buildings and energy, transportation and land use, urban forests and carbon sequestration, water and waste, social equity, and local climate actions.
In addition to the virtual open house, we invite you to take our Climate Mitigation Plan survey.
Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan
In 2020 Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater worked with staff from the Thurston Regional Planning Council to craft a strategic framework for reducing climate polluting greenhouse gases while maintaining—and even improving—our quality of life. To read the full plan, visit the project website here.
The City of Lacey has been diligently working on this issue for decades.
Formal plans have been in place since 2010 and have been recently updated.
In 2010 the City created its first comprehensive climate plan. The City met its goals for municipal operations carbon emission reduction and is continuing to work on community emissions under the new Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan.
Climate Resources to Learn More