Aug 05

Sustainability Team Annual Update

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 3:08 PM by Mark Nystrom

The Sustainability Team presented an annual update to the Mayor and City Council on July 24th. The update included the following highlights:

  • Future Physical Conditions White Paper.  This white paper provides a forecast of the impact of climate change in Eugene including warmer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and increased population. 
  • ECC Meetings – Round 1. Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC) partners met around six topic areas last summer to discuss the future physical conditions in Eugene, share the CAP2.0 process, and learn about the actions their organizations are planning on completing over the next 5-10 years.
  • Fossil Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) Reduction Forecast. This paper measures the impact of ECC partner actions in reducing fossil fuel use and ghgs and comparing those reductions to our CRO goals.
  • ECC Meetings – Round 2. ECC partners met around six topic areas last fall to share the Fossil Fuel and GHGs Reduction Forecast, learn about additional actions ECC partners are planning to take, and gaining input on the Equity Panel process.
  • Gap Strategies. After learning that the ECC’s planned actions would not get us to the CRO goals, City Council directed the project team to compile a list of actions that could.  This document includes a variety of actions to consider as we chart a path towards reaching the CRO goals.
  • CAP2.0 Equity Panel.  Six local organizations that work with marginalized communities came together to share their priorities and concerns related to climate change.  Representatives from this Panel shared their recommendations with City Council in June.
  • Community Outreach and Engagement. The project team has been at events including CAP2.0 specific open houses, Making It Happen Fairs with the Planning Division, and Party in the Parks.  We’ve updated the website, added a blog, and created a video to better share our message.
The Sustainability Team will continue to be busy over the summer. 

We will have a draft CAP2.0 document to share with you in the fall.  We will also be working on an electric vehicle (EV) strategy, supporting work on the Northwest Natural agreement, and we will have more to share around our ongoing communications and engagement work.


For more information on the CAP2.0, please visit our website.  


Jul 17

350Eugene Carbon Free Challenge--October Update

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM by Mark Nystrom

EUGENE CARBON FREE CHALLENGE
Make a bookmark @ werenew.net/westernor/eugene
Key things to remember:
Go to: werenew.net/westernor/eugene
  •  Read the “Why Join” letter from Eugene leaders
  •  “Join the Challenge” and create new account
Create/Join a Community Group or Team:
  • Click on your account Dashboard (little house icon in left menu)
  • Under “My Progress”, choose:
  • “Join A Team”, OR
  • “Join A Community Group”
On left side menu, select “My Energy Profile” and complete your energy profile as a baseline for your carbon emissions
Once profile is complete, select “Actions” in the menu
  • Choose from a variety of actions, points, and time commitments to participate in!
Any questions, email:
eugenecarbonfreechallenge@350Eugene.org

350 Updated

The City of Eugene and EWEB granted $10,000 to 350Eugene in July to support the Eugene Carbon Free Challenge.  The Eugene Carbon Free Challenge utilizes a website to educated individuals and households how to reduce  greenhouse gas emission in a fun and meaningful way.  Participants can input information like the type of transportation they use, information about their energy use, and how they dispose of waste into the website, which uses the information to calculate the participant’s carbon footprint.  

Participants can choose actions that lead to greenhouse gas emissions reductions to earn points.  For example, they can choose to use more active transportation, use less energy by adjusting their thermostat and adjusting appliance use, or eat food with a lower carbon footprint.  To add some friendly competition to the challenge, participants can create teams and compete against their neighbors.  

350Eugene used this grant money to purchase and customize the software for Eugene and is working on an outreach effort that focuses on neighborhood associations and other community groups.  The outreach effort will conclude with an event to honor the teams with the most points.  

The second phase of the Climate Action Plan 2.0 calls for the City to identify programs that support individuals and households in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.  Staff hope to kick-off this part of the project early in 2020. The Eugene Carbon Free Challenge is an example of one way the City can work with community partners to pilot ideas that help community members engage in our climate work.   

Please visit the CAP2.0 website to learn more about the City's work. 

May 20

Eugene's Climate Change Goals Highlighted on National Level

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM by Elena Domingo

Eugene’s work on incorporating climate change goals and emissions tracking into Capitol Improvement Programs has taken center stage...

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May 20

Spring CAP2.0 Equity Panel Update

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM by Elena Domingo

In February 2018, City Council voted to support the International Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change... 

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May 20

Clean Energy Jobs Bill

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM by Elena Domingo


The Oregon Legislature is considering legislation known as the Clean Energy Jobs Bill (HB 2020) in the 2019 session...

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May 20

City of Eugene's 2017 Operational ghg Inventory

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM by Elena Domingo

The 2017 City of Eugene Operational Greenhouse Gas Inventory has been completed... 

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May 20

Eugene's 2017 Sector-Based Emissions Inventory

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:32 AM by Elena Domingo

Our CAP2.0 consultants from Good Company recently completed the annual Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory...

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