Take Action Today!
Support the Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility (IMERF) near Short Mountain Landfill
Your support is needed to keep 80,000 Tons of Waste Out of Lane County every Year!
We need your Support
Our healthier future hangs in the balance! On December 5, 2023, the Lane County Commissioners will decide the fate of a proposal to build a new advanced waste processing facility to keep recyclables and organic materials out of our public landfill.
A yes vote will make Lane County a leader in waste reduction, recycling, greenhouse gas reduction and job creation! But a no vote will keep Lane County in the dark ages of ever-higher garbage mountains that smell, leak climate-driving methane, and generate toxic leachate that pollutes rivers.
Please take 5 minutes to help make sure 80,000 tons of garbage will be diverted from Short Mountain Landfill every year by supporting a new publicly-owned state-of-the-art Integrated Material and Energy Recovery facility!
We need your help NOW to urge a YES vote to build a modern waste processing facility! This is Lane County’s chance to showcase advanced waste recovery, which will draw visitors from around the world and encourage more high-quality manufacturing jobs in Lane County.
You can make a difference for future generations. Consider giving spoken testimony at a County Commissioner’s meeting on November 28 or December 5 by zoom or in person. It’s also critical to send an email before November 30th.
Take Action for a Gas Station Moratorium
The Eugene City Council and Mayor are currently considering a land use policy that would ban the construction of new gas stations. We ask that the council schedule a work session before the end of the year, and that they make a motion to pass the policy. We need your help to protect public health and our environment! Eugene City Councilors needs to hear from you now! Use our testimony guide to make your voice heard.
Read our NEW Report, Beneath The Pump: The Threat of Petroleum Contamination (PDF) on the dangers of petroleum contamination.
Read the Guest Viewpoint in Eugene Weekly by Nate Wilson, Beyond Toxics LUST/UST Data Analysis Intern: Rethinking the Pump - Why there is no need for new gas stations
Protect Golden Gardens Park
Say NO to plastic artificial turf at Golden Gardens Park!
Golden Gardens Park is one of the few natural areas with wildlife habitat in Bethel and is a crown jewel of the community. The site features herons, bald eagles, and Western Pond Turtles. The City of Eugene is proposing a new community sporting complex to meet the community’s need to accommodate recreational activities. While we support local sports and recreation, the proposal will include adding a significant amount of plastic Astroturf to this highly sensitive habitat.
We urge the City Council and the Golden Gardens Park Advisory Group to reject proposals to use Astroturf at the sporting complex. Astroturf is plastic grass that disintegrates when exposed to sunlight and contributes to the environmental burden of microplastics in local and global environments. Microplastics are also absorbed into the blood of wildlife and people, and has been linked with cancer, particularly youth who are in the goalie position.
Learn more about our Golden Gardens campaign
Sign the petition to Eugene's City Council:
If you live in the Eugene city boundaries, please fill out the petition form here.
If you live outside of Eugene and would like to offer your encouragement to help protect Golden Gardens, please fill out this form instead.