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.
The City has adopted several sustainability goals including:
- Reduce community-wide fossil fuel consumption 50 percent by 2030
- Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent 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 percent by 2014 and 90 percent by 2020
The City has an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Commission. Other important sustainability initiatives include:
- **Visit the CAP2.0 webpage to see the latest steps in developing Eugene's new Climate Action Plan**
- **Eugene partnered with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and produced the white paper Community Climate Action-Materials Management Planning Opens a New Window. . This is a how-to guide for communities to perform materials management planning.
- As a first step toward regional food security planning, Eugene completed a local food market analysis Opens a New Window. and security plan scope Opens a New Window. in 2010
- Eugene has adopted a Triple Bottom Line decision-making framework and created a TBL tool to assist employees and community members in reaching sustainability goals
- Eugene recently conducted an assessment of “20-minute neighborhoods” in the community and the factors that enhance accessibility and livability
- In 2010, Eugene completed an award-winning Community Climate and Energy Action Plan. The city is in the process of integrating these actions into local land use and transportation plans
Sustainable Groups and Projects
The City of Eugene maintains memberships and coordinates with the following groups and projects: