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Events > 2018 > November > November is Climate Action Plan Month - Join Drawdown Eugene at These Events

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 Drawdown Eugene (Climate Recovery/Climate Action)  – 2nd Mondays of the month.

From 5:00 to 6:30 pm (FUMC), 1376 Olive St., Eugene

For more information, contact Karen Austin ([email protected])

For more information about this campaign, visit:


The Drawdown Eugene campaign aims to rock this city into action! You can join this active campaign and attend monthly team meetings (second Mondays), city council meetings & work sessions, a series of Public Open Houses and/or Climate Action Plan and Large Lever Shareholder meetings. There is something for everybody. Your presence will make a huge difference!

Background – City of Eugene Climate Action Plan web site:

See below for suggested talking points for Q&A’s and Letters to the Editor.

  1. Drawdown Eugene Campaign Meeting

Mon., Nov. 12; DONE

First United Methodist Church – 1376 Olive – 4:00 – 5:00

  1. City Council Work Session on the Northwest Natural Gas Franchise Agreement

Wed., Nov. 14

Harris Hall – 128 E. 8th Avenue –  12:00 – 1:15

  1. Climate Action Plan Public Open House Presentations

Wed., Nov. 7: DONE

Washington Park Community Center – 2025 Washington Street –  5:30-7:00 PM

Thurs., Nov. 8: DONE

Sheldon High School Multicultural Room – 2455 Willakenzie Road – 5:30-7:00 PM

Fri., Jan. 4th

Peterson Barn –  870 Berntzen Road – 5:30-7:00 PM


  LCC Mary Spilde Downtown Center Room, 101 W 10th, Room 402

Thurs.,Nov. 8: DONE

10 AM-Noon Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Chapter

1-3 PM Land Use and Transportation Chapter

Wed., Nov. 14

10 AM-Noon Buildings and Energy Chapter

1-3 PM Vehicles and Fuel Chapter

Thurs.,Nov. 15

9 AM-11 AM Adaptation Chapters–Urban Natural Resources and Emergency Preparedness/Community Health and Social Services Chapters

Talking Points

1.   Are we reaching our city’s emissions reduction targets in the Climate Recovery Ordinance? 

2.  What will the response from our city’s Sustainability staff and our city’s elected leaders be if the City does not reach the Climate Recovery Ordinance legislated targets?

3.   The incentives are backwards: we need incentives for switching TO electricity, not for switching TO fracked gas. Can electricity be incentivized in the 2019 update of the Northwest Natural Franchise Agreement? Should the City work with EWEB to promote the use of electricity and discourage the use of gas?

4.    What is the public outreach and feedback plan? The survey on the web site now (11-1-18) is confusing and difficult to fill out without CAP2 chapters to read.

5.    Can we increase the fee in the new Franchise Agreement with Northwest Natural and make the contract duration 5 years rather than 20 years? There is a growing awareness in the public opinion that there is no time to waste in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. With these proposed modifications of the current agreement, after 5 years we would be able to change the agreement to adjust the stipulations to match targets, and we could use the fee increase to fund fuel-switching incentives to electricity.

6.    To bring down community emissions to match the CRO targets we have about 10 years to transition off all fossil fuels. Why wouldn’t the City of Eugene pass an updated No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure ordinance that 350 Eugene offered in December 2017?