While the Thurston County League of Women Voters does not have a position on Climate Change, it is an area of concern for our members. In addition, with the support of the Climate Change Position of the League of Women Voters of Washington, we have taken actions consistent with that position. For example, we have been an active participant in the Thurston Climate Action Team and have supported several Climate Summits held by this group.
We are soon going be asked to weigh in on a number of actions that may be taken to address climate change locally. This will be done in the context of development of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan by the Thurston Regional Planning Council. Due to the COVID-19 concerns and interruptions of many activities, the process of developing this plan has been delayed. It is possible, however, to get an idea of what may be happening later this summer by reviewing a fact sheet that was produced last year. Click here to see that sheet.
Members of an ad hoc Mitigation Plan Review Group will be monitoring the development of the plan. Information about the plan process and content will be posted here. As the Review and Comment period approaches, we will provide suggestion that members can make as individuals, as well as prepare input that will be made by the LWVTC Board.IDRead more