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.

Mayor’s Climate Recovery Ordinance Ad Hoc Work Group

The Mayor’s Climate Recovery Ordinance Ad Hoc Work Group is reconvening to discuss the next steps in the CAP2.0 process. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12th at 5:45 PM in Harris Hall, located at 125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene, Oregon.

Members of the Work Group include:

Mayor Lucy VinisEugene Mayor
Councilor Alan ZelenkaEugene City Councilor
Councilor Emily Semple
Eugene City Councilor
Councilor Greg Evans
Eugene City Councilor
Dan HurleyLane County
Daniel BorsonHuman Rights Commission Representative
Eliza KashinskyBudget Committee Representative
Eugene OrganLane Independent Living Alliance
J. Ingrid KesslerEugene Area Chamber of Commerce Member
Jon KloorNorthwest Natural
Joshua SkovCommunity Member
Kaarin KnudsonCommunity Member
Kelly HoellLane Transit District
Kristie HammittCity of Eugene Assistant City Manager
Lex WordenSunrise Eugene
Linda Heyl350Eugene
Matt McRaeCommunity Member
Matt RodriguesCity of Eugene Public Works Director
Matt SchroettnigEugene Water and Electric Board
Pablo AlvarezEugene Springfield NAACP
Tiffany EdwardsEugene Area Chamber of Commerce Staff
Zach MulhollandSustainability Commission Representative

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