Press Release: Eugene City Council Advances Policy to Transition New Construction to All-Electric, Sets Ambitious Targets for Decarbonizing Existing Buildings


July 27, 2022 — In a major step toward a clean energy future, the Eugene City Council voted today to move forward with a suite of measures advancing the transition off of gas in homes and buildings. The motions include one directing staff to draft ordinance language to mandate that all new homes be constructed 100% electric by June 1, 2023; a second advancing conversations to transition new commercial and industrial construction to require all electric; and a third directing the City Manager

Opinion: Eugene must act now to address climate change


by Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director for Cascadia Wildlands
Originally published in The Register-Guard, March 26, 2022.

The city of Eugene is suffering from the same chronic inaction on climate change as the global community, referred to by the United Nations Environment Program as an adaptation gap: “the difference between actually implemented adaptation and a societally set goal.”  

Fossil Free Eugene & Lane County Seeks Coalition Coordinator


Download PDF Version Position Title: Coalition Coordinator, Fossil Free Eugene CoalitionLocation: Eugene, OR*This position is work from home, and coalition meetings are currently being held remotely due to the pandemic. … Continue reading Fossil Free Eugene & Lane County Seeks Coalition Coordinator

Victory for Eugene Climate Goals!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 9, 2021 Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands; 541.531.1858, emailAvery Temple, Climate Justice Fellow, Cascadia Wildlands; 941.932.7331, email City of Eugene Hits Brakes on NW Natural Contract … Continue reading Victory for Eugene Climate Goals!