Are you ready to get involved in local climate 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). The term “Drawdown” comes from the inspired work of Paul Hawken and colleagues.
Download this doc for an overview of current Drawdown campaign activities.
Where would you like to plug in?
You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience with politics. Bring whatever skills you have and learn with us!
Contact Linda Heyl: [email protected]
Monthly Drawdown 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 , click on the links below:
Eugene Climate Recovery Ordinance, 2016: http://40w95614sn5m1jd0sb353zli.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/eugene/files/2017/08/Amended_Ordinance20No.20205671.pdf
350 Eugene’s Action Priorities for the Climate Action Plan: http://40w95614sn5m1jd0sb353zli.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/eugene/files/2019/01/350-Eugene-CAP-Action-Priorities.pdf
Climate Action Plan Forecast report, November 2018: https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/43490/Eugene-CAP2-Reduction-Forecast-2018
Eugene’s Community Sector-Based Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 2017 and the Consumption-based GHG Inventory, 2013: https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/45062/2017-Eugene-Community-GHG-Report
Spring 2019 Update
The City of Eugene’s continues plodding its path to making a Climate Action Plan, which is due for completion by the end of 2019.
The first results were available in November 2028, and THE RESULTS ARE NOT GOOD!!! https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/43490/Eugene-CAP2-Reduction-Forecast-2018
There are 3 CRO targets that the CAP is designed to reach. Here’s how the results measure up:
-Fossil Fuels Reduction measure: a 40% gap to the target.
-Sector-based GHG Reduction measure: a 84% gap to the target.
-Consumption-based GHG Reduction measure: a 102% “gap” to the target!
How will these gaps be filled, to complete the job? City staff have given the City Councilors 11 Gap Strategy Options to consider. A negotiation of a new franchise agreement with Northwest Natural, the local gas utility, is an integral component. There will be a Community Review process – of some sort, as yet undefined – during the spring and summer. The City and the Large Lever Shareholders will take community input into account – or not – by the fall. Then the Council will “plug the gaps” with the Gap Strategies of their choosing!
If this doesn’t sound like a very comprehensive, well-considered, community-inclusive process to you, you are not alone!
Drawdown has an Energy and Transportation committee working to analyze and give recommendations regarding the 11 Gap Strategy Options to our Councilors. We will be meeting with individual councilors ahead of the next work session addressing the Northwest Natural franchise agreement, on May 22.
And when we learn more about the “public review” process, we’ll make our voices heard loud and clear!