Sustainable City Operations
The City of Eugene is committed to operating sustainably across all city functions and is continually seeking ways to improve performance. As a large employer in the City with an operating budget of approximately $370 million, we play an important role in contributing to the local economy, enabling a healthy and active work force and ensuring we are maintaining or improving the environmental well being of the Eugene area.
Implementation of many innovative ideas from staff and management throughout the City have enabled us to operate more sustainably. The City has also contracted consultants to document and analyze City operations to help us identify where to focus more attention. Below is a sample of initiatives that have been undertaken throughout the City to address the triple bottom line – people, planet and prosperity.
Individual city staff are also actively involved in helping to address social equity in Eugene. City employees rank among the highest per capita giving by organizations in annual charitable campaigns. Employees increased participation and pledges to United Way by 5 percent each year for the past three years.