Sustainability in 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.  

Sustainability Goals

The City has adopted several sustainability goals including: 


  • Reduce community-wide fossil fuel consumption 50% by 2030
  • Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10% 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% by 2014 and 90% by 2020

Sustainability Initiatives

The City has an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Commission


Other important sustainability initiatives include: