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.
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:
- 350 Eugene Climate Emergency Declaration
- Draft Climate Action Plan 2.0, November 2019 and Public Input Survey
- Eugene Climate Recovery Ordinance, 2016
- Eugene’s Community Sector-Based Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 2017 and the Consumption-based GHG Inventory, 2013
- 350 Eugene’s Action Priorities for the Climate Action Plan
Winter 2019 Update
Eugene has released a Draft Climate Action Plan 2.0 for public review and input. We are dismayed, because it is not a serious plan, although it is the product of two years of work and at least $450,000.
Read more here about why we judge this document a Plan to Fail as it stands now.
It’s embarrassing and shameful. If council accepts and gives a stamp of approval to a plan this flimsy plan, it is an abdication of duty.
Many of these problems are still remediable. Before voting to accept a CAP, Council can:
- insist on inclusion of many Gap Strategies so that the plan will at least provide a skeleton on which to build;
- request that staff lay out objectives and metrics that will be used to measure progress;
- create a Community Climate Accountability and Advisory Board, to collaborate on fleshing out and implementing the plan over the next decade;
- ask for a rapid-response marketing plan, to get the word out to the public that the time to give input is now.;
- plan an all-City staff meeting, to familiarize staff with the final plan, and to emphasize that everyone must prioritize and budget for climate actions in their various departments.
This is Eugene’s last chance to salvage the CAP 2.0
Here are the most impactful actions you can take now.
Express your opinion in an email or phone call to your city councilor – and copy the city manager on emails:
Speak your mind in a public comment at a Council meeting. The remaining opportunities before final CAP decisions will be made are Nov. 25, Dec. 9, and Jan. 13, 2020. These meetings are held in Harris Hall, and all start at 7:30. However, you must sign in to speak between 7:00 and 7:30.