Sustainability in Eugene 

Grant Funding for Sustainability Projects

The Community and Neighborhood Matching Grant program now includes an opportunity to fund sustainability projects! Funding is available for programs that provide climate change education, measurable carbon emission reductions, measurable carbon sequestration benefits, increasing climate change resilience, or climate change equity initiatives. The application for large projects ($5,000 - $12,000) is now open! See the guidelines and application online!

All large projects are required to go through pre-review by March 11, 2020.

Including funding for innovative climate change related actions was one of the additional actions City Council committed to during the CAP2.0 presentation in November 2019.

About Eugene

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.

Climate Recovery Ordinance Goals

The Climate Recovery Ordinance includes four ambitious goals - two community goals and two City operations goals.

Community Goals

  • Reduce community fossil fuel use by 50% of 2010 levels by 2030
  • Reduce total community greenhouse gas emissions to an amount that is no more than the city of Eugene's average share of a global atmospheric greenhouse gas level of 350 ppm by 2100, which was estimated in 2016 to require an annual average emission reduction level of 7.6%

City Operation Goals

  • All City of Eugene owned facilities and operations shall be carbon neutral by 2020, meaning no net release of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce the City of Eugene's use of fossil fuels by 50% compared to 2010 usage
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Climate Connections Blog

Consumption and Recycling Video Featuring David Allaway from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

This video clearly explains why recycling is not enough and how we need to evaluate consumption.

Contact Us

  1. Office of Sustainability

    125 East 8th Ave.
    2nd Floor
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5649