Sustainable City

Eugene, Oregon enjoys a long history of innovation, vision and commitment to sustainability. We take a comprehensive approach that places equal importance on advancing social equity, economic prosperity and environmental health.

Sustainability Goals
The City has adopted several sustainability goals including:
  • Reduce community-wide fossil fuel consumption 50 percent by 2030
  • Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that all city facilities are carbon neutral by 2020
  • Reduce waste from city facilities and operations 75 percent by 2014 and 90 percent by 2020

Sustainability Initiatives
The City has an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Commission. Other important sustainability initiatives include:
  • As a first step toward regional food security planning, Eugene completed a local food market analysis and security plan scope in 2010
  • Eugene has adopted a Triple Bottom Line decision-making framework and created a TBL tool to assist employees and community members in reaching sustainability goals
  • Eugene recently conducted an assessment of “20-minute neighborhoods” in the community and the factors that enhance accessibility and livability
  • In 2010, Eugene completed an award-winning Community Climate and Energy Action Plan. The city is in the process of integrating these actions into local land use and transportation plans