"Think globally, act locally" may get its biggest test in the realm of climate change.
And local groups are indeed taking a number of approaches to the issue.
In Eugene, young people presented the city council with a Climate Recovery Ordinance.
The council recently directed city staff to prepare an ordinance, to be discussed at a public hearing in July.
Our Children's Trust is a group advocating for climate action on behalf of young people; we hear from the group about the efforts in Eugene and elsewhere.