Youth Advocacy Leads to Climate Change Ordinance in Eugene

Thanks to passionate advocacy by youth, the City of Eugene is moving from general goals to steadfast statute when it comes to climate change. City Councilors voted July 28 to adopt a strong climate change ordinance seeking to cut fossil fuel use to 50 percent below 2010 levels by 2030.

Summer Is Coming. Explore With Us.

Land use is your community, your home, your street. It's where your food comes from and how you get where you're going. It's a place of possibility, if you know what to look for. This summer, we'd like to take you out to see land use in action, with our new line-up of field trips!

Springfield Discovers That More Extensive Is More Expensive

The City of Springfield is considering expanding its urban growth boundary to pursue the possibility of new large-scale employment, but recent calculations show the cost to serve any expansion with infrastructure could be overwhelming.

The Register-Guard reports:

City officials have identified five areas where Springfield could expand its urban growth boundary, and roughly calculated how much it would cost to extend sewer and streets and collect stormwater to serve that future development.

VIDEO: "Conserving Oregon's Environment": A Talk with Michael McCloskey

From bottles and beaches, to protecting farmland and forests, Oregon's environmental legacy speaks volumes. On April 17 in Salem, Mike McCloskey, a former executive director of the Sierra Club, spoke about his new book on that legacy as part of our McCall Society Speaker Series. 

Defeating Sprawl's "Dead End": Two Events This May

Oregon has been successful creating livable cities attracting new investment, businesses, and residents. But Ben Ross, one of the country's foremost grassroots transit advocates, believes this vision and its accomplishments are threatened. In May we'll welcome Ben for events in Eugene and Portland.

Friends of Yamhill County Hosts Candidate Forum April 30

With two key positions on the Yamhill County Commission open and land use a perennially important topic locally, Friends of Yamhill County, an independent affiliate of 1000 Friends of Oregon, plans to host a candidate forum on April 30 in McMinnville.

Op-Ed: Land Use Still Works

"Farmers can farm, and builders can build," writes 1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner. "Each plays a vital role in Oregon's future." Read his op-ed published recently by the Portland Tribune, Hillsboro Tribune, and Newberg Graphic.

Four Questions for a Conservation Champion: Mike McCloskey

Few people know conservation history as well as Mike McCloskey. This is true in part because he just wrote a book on the topic, but more to the point—because he has lived it.

Friends Happy Hour in Eugene

You are invited to join us for an informal get together and conversation in Eugene this February.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5-7pm, 990 W 1st Street, Eugene. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

McCall Society Speaker Series: Benjamin Ross in Eugene and Portland

McCall Society Speaker Series
Benjamin Ross, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism"

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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