NEW! See Fall 2018 Update below
Interested in being involved in local climate change activism?
Please join us in the Drawdown Eugene campaign as we advocate for successful planning, completion and adoption of the City of Eugene’s Climate Action Plan 2 (CAP 2). (NOTE: The term “Drawdown” comes from the inspired work of Paul Hawken and colleagues.)
This plan will involve the city staff, the public, businesses and institutions of our city to craft solutions for decreasing our collective emissions of greenhouse gases and substantially reduce our use of fossil fuels in Eugene.
The CAP 2 process is in the early stages of a 2-year time frame, so now is a great time to join us to influence, create, educate and testify.
In this campaign:
- We contact citizens who might want to join us in common efforts;
- We write letters to the editor to help educate Eugene’s public about the merits and possibilities of greenhouse gas emission reduction;
- We research a variety of issues that will help us communicate effectively;
- We attend City Council Meetings to testify or be counted as supporters of our campaign, and more.
You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience with politics. Bring whatever skills you have and learn with us!
Our monthly meetings take place on the second Monday of the month at First United Methodist Church (1376 Olive St) from 5:00-6:30 pm. We use this time to check in, note what we’ve completed, discuss new priorities, and to learn from, support and inspire each other.
For more information about the CRO, click here:
Campaign Coordinator – Karen Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FALL 2018 UPDATE
The first results from Eugene’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP) process are now available (Findings from Fossil Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Forecast, 2018 – 2030 for Existing Plans, Policies, and Programs. https://www.eugene-
THE RESULTS ARE NOT GOOD!!!
- The Eugene Community Climate Coalition (ECCC) continues to grow! Nineteen community organizations have now joined, and our outreach is continuing. Find out how the ECCC is amplifying community voices to assure a successful Climate Action Plan in Eugene – Facebook
- City Council held a work session in November about the possible avenues for regulating Northwest Gas’s service in Eugene. The questions and discussion by councilors were well-informed and probing. Thanks to the Sustainability commission, the ECCC, and Matt McCrae and Josh Skov as well as 350 supporters for pushing this issue front-and-center for Council and City staff.
- An interested group of DE activists are meeting to discuss and formulate a Top Ten CAP Actions list, which could be used to guide Council and staff’s work as they face the reality that the LLS process did not produce a successful CAP. Contact Betzi Hitz if you would like more information about joining this work. email@example.com
- The DE campaign group also continues to grow! The November meeting had lots of new attendees, who are jumping in with both feet! We’ve outgrown the library at FUMC as our meeting place, so our next exciting meeting will be 5:00-6:30 pm in the Chapel at FUMC. After the meeting, we’ll head over to Harris Hall to bring some heat to the City Council and City staff!