Posted on June 26, 2020 at 1:14 PM by Samantha Roberts
Updated Draft Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 Coming July 2020
After 2.5 years of community engagement and research, the City of Eugene is poised to publish the community’s updated climate action plan, or CAP2.0. The draft of this Plan was initially released in November 2019 and has since been updated with guidance from the Mayor’s CRO Ad Hoc Work Group. The CAP 2.0 is the update from Eugene's 2010 Climate and Energy Action Plan.
A unique plan that focuses on agency and partner commitments, the CAP 2.0 identifies high impact practices among community partners that have larger, system level impacts. The Plan also elevates the concerns of frontline communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Utilizing input from a diverse range of community partners, this Plan represents the voice and aspirations of the community as we work together to reduce our emissions and achieve the climate goals set forth by the Climate Recovery Ordinance.
City Council will hear from staff about the CAP 2.0 process and document starting in July. Here is a list of upcoming dates as City Council works towards approval of the CAP2.0:
For more information about the CAP2.0 including the document’s history and process to date, please visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/4284/Climate-Action-Plan-20.
Posted on June 5, 2020 at 11:06 AM by Samantha Roberts
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Just 50 years ago, 25-year-old Denis Hayes, a graduate student, organized the first ever Earth Day, leading 20 million Americans to begin the modern era of climate action. This movement has achieved a great deal through legislative action to include updates to the Clean Air Act, and the creation of the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act. The Environmental Protection Agency was another byproduct of this large scale movement. As a global event throughout the years, Earth Day has brought billions of people together from all over the world to consider humanity’s collective impact on the environment.
Earth Day has organized communities over the years to do everything from advocating for policy action to teaching individuals about small changes they can make to reduce their carbon foot print. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important event, we invite you to continue this work thinking both locally and globally. How will you make a difference?
Earth Day Bingo
Let’s have some fun! Join us for a round of Earth Day Bingo. Each of the following actions aligns with our goals of addressing environmental impacts from energy used in buildings, transportation and fuels, consumption, and our ability to overcome challenges. Can you get 5 in a row? Tag @cityofeug as you share your progress on social media using #EUGearthday and #EarthDay2020!
Eugene Carbon Challenge
Don’t forget to join the fun at Eugene’s Carbon Challenge! Nearly 370 households have participated in this fun challenge committing 650 actions. Actions are simple everyday things that you can do to reduce your impact, and many also save you money. Click here to see what actions your household can take to reduce your carbon footprint in Eugene.
Tune in online as Earth Day Network hosts live performances, speakers, and actions all over the world at Earth Day Live. Learn more about what is happening globally with climate change. And, click here to see what actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
As you create, learn, share, and communicate online, use #EarthDay2020 to join the global celebration and movement towards climate action.
Posted on August 5, 2019 at 3:08 PM by Mark Nystrom
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.
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM by Mark Nystrom
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM by Elena Domingo