A Community Climate and Energy Action Plan for Eugene
“These are not simply environmental issues. They are health, economic, social equity and environmental issues.”
- Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy
Objectives and Actions for Buildings and Energy
1.4. Target occupant behavior in order to reduce energy use in all types of buildings.
1.4a) Strategies include Advanced Meter Infrastructure (already planned for by EWEB), real-time energy consumption information and community-based social marketing programs.
2.1. Lobby for adoption and actively participate in development of building code amendments that meet the Architecture 2030 standards for energy efficiency (standards outlined in Appendix 11).
2.2a) Revise or expand incentives to encourage smaller homes that require less energy to operate and fewer building materials to construct.
Objectives and Actions for Food and Agriculture:
5.1. Begin a community campaign to educate the public about food choice as part of a climate-friendly lifestyle.
5.1a) Specifically encourage reduced consumption of red meat and dairy products and other carbon-intensive foods.
5.2. Implement a “Buy climate-friendly first” food purchasing policy for public institutions including city and county governments, schools, and hospitals.
Objectives and Actions for Land Use and Transportation:
10.1. Make the creation of 20-minute neighborhoods a core component of the Eugene Plan and the Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
10.2b) Identify key accessibility components for 20-minute neighborhoods: e.g., schools, parks, grocery store, retail services, etc.
13.3. Create a “Complete Streets” policy that requires all subsequent transportation and rehabilitation projects to incorporate infrastructure for bicycles, pedestrians, and mass transit service.
In order to be motivated to change their behavior, community members must understand the effects of their transportation choices on overall greenhouse gas emissions and the available alternatives to the single occupant vehicle.
17.1b) Require installation of electric car charging stations in new multifamily housing.
19.2. Enact a local ordinance to increase waste recovery rates from commercial and multi-family buildings.
Your government is going to "educate" you with ordinances, legislation, building codes, taxes, incentives, your electricity supply, your food supply, and the way your cities and neighborhoods are organized.
Your government will force you to comply with their idea of what you should eat, what you should drive and how you should live.
Your government is coming for your behavior because they don't like your lifestyle choices and they don't like your freedom.
Your government wants to achieve "social equity" for the unwashed masses through control of every aspect of our lives. It will be much fairer when everyone has the same small house.