This spring, we will recognize local and regional leaders whose approaches best model the way to community-based sustainability. Come toast these leaders and hear our keynote address how the triple bottom line is producing meaningful outcomes in our communities today.
Lloyd EcoDistrict has become a role model for sustainability in Portland, and it’s easy to see why – our method works. We have garnered national attention for pioneering a collaborative model for sustainability which unites a whole district around a common vision to reduce our environmental impacts while improving the strength of this community and enhancing the local economy. Our committed partners range from leaders in business and public agencies to neighbors, residents, and workers – if you live work or play here, you are part of Lloyd EcoDistrict.
By taking action together, in just five years, we have made substantial progress towards ambitious 25-year goals for energy, waste, transportation, and water. We have reduced building energy use by 12.2% over a few years, nearly halfway towards our long-term goal for energy use reduction. We have launched a planning process working towards zero waste. Perhaps more impressive than our performance, are the leaders and champions of sustainability that have emerged from this district. In Lloyd, we have developers drawing worldwide attention for their exemplary ultra-low impact building designs, early leaders in renewable power paving the way for better access to solar PV, public agencies testing innovation for the benefit of all, and landmark research on sustainability impacts.
Lisa is a highly experienced and successful grocery executive with over 25 years working in the food and grocery retail business. Lisa has been a pioneer in delivering rapid growth in the dynamic natural foods retail segment and is skilled at building teams.
Prior to founding Green Zebra Grocery, she was the President and CEO of New Seasons Market, a regional, high-growth natural foods grocer in Portland, Oregon with 13 retail locations and revenues exceeding $300M. Prior to working for New Seasons, Lisa worked for Whole Foods Market as a Director of Purchasing. Lisa has dedicated her career to great food, all the way back to her early days as a chef, where she learned from such luminaries as Julia Child and Jimmy Schmidt.
Lisa believes that businesses should be in service to their community and do their part to strengthen their neighborhoods. She has demonstrated this both in the way she does business, and outside the business, where she has been an advocate for food security, public health, and education. She has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Oregon Food Bank, Upstream Public Health, Think Local First, All Hands Raised, the James Beard Public Market, Village Gardens, Oregon Business Association and Harper’s Playground. Today, as Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery, Lisa is achieving her dream of making healthy food more convenient and accessible.