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Sep 30

Less than one more week to take Lane County’s survey on their climate action plan!

Posted to Climate Connection by Samantha Roberts

Lane County Wants to Hear From You! 

Take the County’s survey to share your priorities on their Climate Action Plan.
Deadline extended to Sunday, October 4th.



We wanted to remind you about the opportunity to share your thoughts on Lane County’s approach to climate action.

Lane County is creating a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to better understand how the County and its residents can help prepare for and address climate change. They are at the beginning of this process and want feedback from county residents that will shape how they create this plan. Please take their 5-minute survey to tell them:

  • How you want to participate in the process and provide feedback on the plan
  • What your priorities are for the types of actions that they can include in the plan

Due to the impact of the unprecedented forest fires Lane County is leaving the survey open one more week until midnight on Sunday, October 4th.

Eugene Sustainability Staff 

Nov 20

November 20, 2020

Posted to Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor by Niyah Ross

Throughout my first term I’ve talked about the value of council meetings that are scheduled in clusters in which the topics of the week are related.

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Apr 17

Hitting the Jackpot with Hall's Aster

Posted to Parks Pulse by Elissa Gavette

The hard work and patience of the Native Plant Nursery staff and volunteers has paid off, literally. A key plant for restoration sites, Hall's Aster plays an important role in providing late season nectar and pollen to bees. But propagating this precious plant doesn’t come easy, which is why it’s worth $1,000 a pound. This season, the Native Plant Nursery yielded 10 pounds, valued at $10,000!

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Oct 25

New Public Piano Downtown

Posted to What's Happening Downtown? by Sarah-Kate Sharkey

Light Up the World Public Piano
A new piece of playable art is on its way to downtown Eugene!

The donated piano will be painted on the first floor of the Atrium building and then installed in the Park Blocks for the Nov. 17 Light Up Downtown tree lighting event. The piano will be available for the public to play through mid-December.

Local artist David Placencia will use a unique bubble paint technique to transform the piano into a work of art. His theme is “Light Up the World: A New Time of Unity”, and his design features colorful ribbons spiraling from an oval Mayan calendar. The public is invited to watch him at work on the first floor of the Atrium building (10th and Olive) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3, 6 and 13. Examples of Placencia’s past work can be seen at

The piano will be the City of Eugene's third piece of playable public art this year. The first two pianos, stationed this past summer outside the Downtown Public Library and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, were extensively enjoyed by musicians and audiences. Both pianos currently reside in Eugene Rec community centers to delight patrons during the rainy months.

The playable art program gives musicians the opportunity to share their talents and the public the chance to enjoy live music in a non-traditional setting. The pianos also serve as temporary works of public art, painted and collaged by talented local artists chosen to bring more color to downtown’s core. Similar programs exist in many cities throughout the country. For information about the Portland program, visit