laurie laurie, December 11, 2018

From KMTR News:

EUGENE, Ore. – Demonstrators asked Eugene city leaders to do more to protect the environment.

The group, 350 Eugene, says that Eugene isn’t doing enough to reduce it’s carbon dioxide emissions. The activists say City government needs to work harder to meet the ambitious goals set by the city council in 2010 and 2014.

Their demonstrations included circling the entrance of Harris Hall in Eugene with posters showing increasing carbon dioxide emissions over the years.

They also sang familiar tunes with an environmental twist and laid down as a group to demonstrate what would happen if their calls to action were ignored.

“Start thinking about what you want for your children and in the next generation to come,” demonstrator Patty Hine said. “If the science is correct, we aren’t going to have a livable planet nothing like what we were born into and that’s worth fighting for.”

The demonstrators spoke out at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

Councilor Greg Evans said more work needs to be done.

But he said finding the means to do so within their budget is difficult.

“So we don’t have all of the tools in the toolbox necessary to move us as rapidly forward as we would like to be, but we are moving forward,” Evans said.

Watch the video here:

Photos by Robert Scherle