Sustainability

Thank you for your interest in sustainability. In 2015, a small committee was formed by request of some neighbors to address issues of sustainability in FAN. The mission of the FAN Committee on Sustainability is loosely-defined as: to build relationships in our community so we can live more lightly on the earth and meet our needs closer to home.

What is meant by "sustainability"? One way to describe it is: whatever creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.

Below are some neighborhood examples of greener living, and of respecting & living in harmony with our place.

  • Friendly Fruit Tree Project -- www.FriendlyAreaNeighbors.org/fftp

    This project seeks to The Friendly Fruit Tree Project was created to connect motivated Friendly Area Neighbor (FAN) fruit pickers with FAN residents who have excess fruit.

  • Common Ground Garden -- www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Ground-Garden/170099919716481

    The Common Ground Garden is located at 21st and Van Buren here in Eugene, OR.

  • Toolbox Project -- www.facebook.com/eugenetoolboxproject

    Providing tools to help neighbors transform their homes and build community. Contact by email at: eugenetoolbox@gmail.com

  • Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens -- www.healthybeeshealthygardens.com

    Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens is a bee-care company located in Eugene, Oregon. We began our beekeeping program out of a desire to educate our community about the plight of the honeybee, and all pollinators, due to pesticides and other environmental pollution.

  • Beyond Toxics -- www.beyondtoxics.org

    Working hard to get toxics out of our public places, so our families can enjoy a clean environment for generations to come.

  • Sustainable Eugene webpage -- www.eugene-or.gov/sustainability

    We are working with Eugene residents and businesses to build a more sustainable community.

  • Friendly Park Care Days -- www.friendlyareaneighbors.org/friendly.html

    A neighborhood effort, in cooperation with the City of Eugene, to maintain and care for Friendly Park without the use of pesticides. Now entering our second year of pesticide-free adoption and volunteer maintenance!

  • How to Plant a Tree -- www.friendlyareaneighbors.org/howtoplantatree.html

    Informative and helpful guidance on how to plant a tree by FAN Board member Greg Giesy.

  • Friendly Neighbors Forum -- www.facebook.com/friendlyneighborsforum

    The forum is a Facebook page and serves as an information kiosk/newsletter for neighbors to share helpful tips & crime alerts, barter, discuss issues, trade labor, learn about backyard farming, organize projects´┐Ż

    We serve the area between 18th on the north and 28th/29th on the south -- and between Chambers on the west and Amazon Creek on the eastern boundary. (This area includes the West Friendly "flats", College Hill, Southtowne/South Willamette & West Amazon.

    Click here to view a map of the neighborhood.