Sep 11

Lane County Wants to Hear From You!

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 1:03 PM by Samantha Roberts

Lane County Wants to Hear From You! 

Lane County Wants to Hear From You! Take the County’s survey to share your priorities on their Climate Action Plan before September 30.

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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

The survey will be available until September 30. You can learn more about this process on the County’s website.

Sincerely,
Eugene Sustainability Staff



Aug 07

How Should ODOT Spend $2 billion: Survey to Comment on State Transportation Spending

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 1:50 PM by Samantha Roberts


Greetings Eugenians!

Don't miss this opportunity to let our state's transportation planners know how you think we should spend $2 billion in state transportation improvement funds.  These funds impact projects with impacts on GHG emissions, projects like Vision Zero, accessibility and equity for Oregonians, etc.  Click below to open the quick survey and make your voice heard!

-City Manager's Office Sustainability Program Staff


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Jul 29

Eugene's Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 Approved by City Council

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 2:56 PM by Samantha Roberts

Eugene's Climate Journey 2016-2020

Eugene's Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 Approved by City Council

The Eugene City Council approved Eugene’s Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 this afternoon! Thank you to all who participated, provided comments, or helped shape this plan in some other way. This is a major milestone on Eugene’s Climate Journey. 

This plan shifts our community climate work in many important ways: 

  • We focused on the data, and identified the pathway we need to take to achieve the CRO goals. 
  • We committed to action. The plan includes 115 Actions committed to by the City of Eugene and the Eugene Climate Collaborative Partners; 41 Equity Recommendations from the CAP2.0 Equity Panel; 25 State and Federal Actions highlighting the importance of action at all levels.
  • We built our community capacity to address climate change.  From the Eugene Climate Collaborative, to the Equity Panel, to the Mayor’s CRO Ad Hoc Work Group, we engaged the community in new ways.  

Up next: CAP2.0 Implementation!  

Check out Appendix 12 to see the timeline for the CAP2.0 actions. We look forward to continuing the community conversation by reconvening the equity panel, working with the business community, launching a campaign around individual, household and neighborhood action, and much more. You can also stay engaged by following the Sustainability Commission. 

Thank you again for your commitment to sustainability and climate action in our community! 

With gratitude,
City of Eugene Sustainability Staff



Jun 26

Updated Draft Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 Coming July 2020

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 1:14 PM by Samantha Roberts

Updated Draft Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 Coming July 2020



After 2.5 years of community engagement and research, the City of Eugene is poised to publish the community’s updated climate action plan, or CAP2.0.  The draft of this Plan was initially released in November 2019 and has since been updated with guidance from the Mayor’s CRO Ad Hoc Work Group. The CAP 2.0 is the update from Eugene's 2010 Climate and Energy Action Plan.

A unique plan that focuses on agency and partner commitments, the CAP 2.0 identifies high impact practices among community partners that have larger, system level impacts. The Plan also elevates the concerns of frontline communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Utilizing input from a diverse range of community partners, this Plan represents the voice and aspirations of the community as we work together to reduce our emissions and achieve the climate goals set forth by the Climate Recovery Ordinance.

City Council will hear from staff about the CAP 2.0 process and document starting in July.  Here is a list of upcoming dates as City Council works towards approval of the CAP2.0:

  • Early July - Release updated CAP2.0 document
  • July 8 - CAP2.0 Work Session
  • July 13 - Public Forum
  • July 15- CAP 2.0 Work Session
  • July 27 -Public Forum
  • July 29 – CAP 2.0 Work Session

For more information about the CAP2.0 including the document’s history and process to date, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/4284/Climate-Action-Plan-20.


Jun 05

Important Upcoming Dates for Sustainability at the City of Eugene

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 11:06 AM by Samantha Roberts

Hello,

Please see below for upcoming meeting dates related to Sustainability efforts within the City of Eugene. 

Sustainability Program

City Council Meeting: Public Forum
Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 7:30 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar. Location found using the above link.

Mayor's CRO Ad Hoc Work Group Meeting #4
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 5:30 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar. Location found using the above link.

City Council Work Session
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | 12 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar. Location found using the above link.

Sustainability Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | 5:30 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar. Location found using the above link.

City Council Meeting: Public Forum, Public Hearing & Action on FY21 Proposed Budget
Monday, June 22nd, 2020  |  7:30 pm
Location: TBD

City Council Work Session
Wednesday June 24th, 2020 | 12 PM
Location: TBD
May 14

Important Upcoming Dates for Sustainability at the City of Eugene

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 3:48 PM by Samantha Roberts

Hello,

Please see below for upcoming meeting dates related to Sustainability efforts within the City of Eugene. 

Sustainability Program

Sustainability Commission Meeting
Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 | 5:30 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar. Location found using the above link.

Mayor's CRO Ad Hoc Work Group Meeting #4
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 5:30 PM
Location: TBD

Budget Committee

City Manager Pro Tem’s FY21 Proposed Budget Presentation
Wednesday, May 13, 2020  |  5:30 pm

Budget Committee Public Comment & Deliberation
Wednesday, May 20, 2020  |  5:30 pm
This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar. Login information will be provided closer to the date.

Budget Committee Public Hearing, 
Deliberation & Action

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  5:30 pm
Location: TBD

City Council Public Hearing & Action on the FY21 Proposed Budget
Monday, June 22, 2020  |  7:30 pm
Location: TBD


Apr 22

Earth Day 2020

Posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:18 AM by Samantha Roberts

Earth Day 2020


Just 50 years ago, 25-year-old Denis Hayes, a graduate student, organized the first ever Earth Day, leading 20 million Americans to begin the modern era of climate action. This movement has achieved a great deal through legislative action to include updates to the Clean Air Act, and the creation of the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act. The Environmental Protection Agency was another byproduct of this large scale movement. As a global event throughout the years, Earth Day has brought billions of people together from all over the world to consider humanity’s collective impact on the environment. 


Earth Day has organized communities over the years to do everything from advocating for policy action to teaching individuals about small changes they can make to reduce their carbon foot print. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important event, we invite you to continue this work thinking both locally and globally. How will you make a difference?


Locally


Earth Day Bingo
Let’s have some fun! Join us for a round of Earth Day Bingo. Each of the following actions aligns with our goals of addressing environmental impacts from energy used in buildings, transportation and fuels, consumption, and our ability to overcome challenges. Can you get 5 in a row?  Tag @cityofeug as you share your progress on social media using #EUGearthday and #EarthDay2020!


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Eugene Carbon Challenge

Don’t forget to join the fun at Eugene’s Carbon Challenge! Nearly 370 households have participated in this fun challenge committing 650 actions. Actions are simple everyday things that you can do to reduce your impact, and many also save you money. Click here to see what actions your household can take to reduce your carbon footprint in Eugene.


Globally 


Tune in online as Earth Day Network hosts live performances, speakers, and actions all over the world at Earth Day Live. Learn more about what is happening globally with climate change.  And, click here to see what actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.


As you create, learn, share, and communicate online, use #EarthDay2020 to join the global celebration and movement towards climate action.