Community Engagement for Climate Action

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Residents, businesses, institutions, community organizations, government partners and many others each have a role to play in Eugene’s transition to a carbon-free future. Each of these stakeholders also has a role in ensuring that the benefits of climate action reach everyone. And making sure that everyone, especially the most marginalized, have a seat at the table is critical. Below is a brief overview of the engagement tactics that have helped put decision making for climate action back into the hands of the community. 

Engagement for Climate Action Plan 2.0

Eugene's Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP 2.0) is the result of robust community engagement that occurred with many different stakeholders over the course of three years. The plan represents a commitment from the Eugene community as a whole to address climate change and improve our resilience. The CAP 2.0  was approved by City Council in July 2020.

Engagement as a Foundation for Ongoing Work

As the City moves into the implementation phase of CAP 2.0, engagement continues to be the foundation. Stay tuned as engagement around specific projects unfold, or contact us directly if you'd like to get involved.

"We must envision and start working towards a world that does not pose a threat to public health. Until we get there, the least our city can do is create adequate protections to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized communities are not disproportionately impacted."

-Luis Pablo Alvarez, NAACP

  1. Eugene Climate Collaborative
  2. Mayor's Ad Hoc Work Group
  3. 2019 Equity Panel
  4. 2021 Equity Panel
  5. Public Meetings

Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC)

The Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC) are organizations with significant oversight and impact on community-wide fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions; or organizations that have the ability to affect or alter systems that will enable the community to adapt and prepare for climate change. The first stage of the CAP 2.0 focused on engagement with these community partners. Staff worked with ECC partners to identify their commitments to address climate change. Their commitments are included in Chapters 5-7 of the CAP 2.0.

ECC Partners met across six topic areas to share analysis, learn about each other's efforts, and share feedback from community outreach processes. Approximately 60 individuals from ECC Partners and the public participated in each round of meetings. 

ECC Partners

  • City of Eugene
  • Lane County
  • Bethel School District
  • Eugene 4J School District
  • Lane Community College
  • University of Oregon
  • Lane Transit District
  • Eugene Water and Electric Board
  • Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission
  • Northwest Natural
  • PeaceHealth
  • Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce


Contact Us

  1. Office of Sustainability

     99 W. 10th Avenue, Suite 370

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-8421