“Lights Out Lloyd” Campaign Launches Friday, September 30, 2016.

“Lights Out Lloyd” Campaign Launches Friday, September 30, 2016.

 

Press Release

September 19, 2016

Media contacts
Devon Snyder
Lloyd EcoDistrict
425-443-0301
devon@ecolloyd.org

“Lights Out Lloyd” Campaign Launches Friday, September 30, 2016.

Lloyd EcoDistrict partners with Audubon Society of Portland to promote bird-safe practices in the district.

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to launch Lights Out Lloyd, an awareness campaign aimed at promoting Audubon’s Bird Safe building program throughout the district.

On the evening of Friday, September 30, iconic buildings all around the Lloyd District will be going lights out from dusk to dawn. Participating buildings include:

  • Oregon Convention Center spires and tiara lighting
  • Metro Headquarters
  • Lloyd 700 Building
  • Lloyd Center Tower
  • East West College of the Healing Arts
  • Bonneville Power Administration

Participating buildings will reduce light pollution and lower the risk of bird strikes by turning off interior lighting, pulling the blinds down on lit floors, and leaving off rooftop and architectural lighting not required for safety, wayfinding, or egress.

“Lights Out Lloyd is an example of how our community of residents and businesses in the Lloyd District have a unique opportunity to turn a simple gesture into a powerful conversation about reducing the impact we have on our environment,” says Paul Slyman, Director of Property and Environmental Services at Metro and Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Board President.

As an ecodistrict we have an opportunity to work together at a more efficient and effective scale than if we tried to do things on our own. The Lloyd EcoDistrict works with the business community to focus on neighborhood solutions; this is a way to come together to work towards common building standards that demonstrate responsibility to our urban environment, and the region at large. The icing on the cake is that it also saves money and reduces carbon emissions too.

 If you are interested in learning more about the Lights Out Lloyd campaign, or have a business that would like to join the launch, contact Devon Snyder at devon@ecolloyd.org.  You can follow the Lights Out Lloyd Campaign launch via the #lightsoutlloydpdx hashtag.

To learn more about Audubon’s Lights Out program visit: http://audubonportland.org/issues/hazards/buildings/lo.

About the Lloyd EcoDistrict

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a non-profit organization that creates sustainable management programs for, and in collaboration with people that live and work in the EcoDistrict.

Our vision is to see people, planet, and profit equally considered in Lloyd District development and energy management.

For more information, visit our website:
http://www.ecolloyd.org/