“A greener urban neighborhood” – Daily Journal of Commerce takes a look at the history of the Lloyd EcoDistrict

Sarah Heinicke is the executive director of the Lloyd Eco-District, which works to make sustainability-related improvements in the neightorhood. (Sam Tenney/DJC)

By Joshua Baker

The Lloyd EcoDistrict was recently featured in Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce. Author Garrett Andrews spoke to the humble begins of the district, highlighting the resiliency of the organization and the groundbreaking programs we provide to our Lloyd partners.

“the most successful eco-district (sic) of the bunch could provide valuable lessons.”  We think those lessons are the following: figure out how to scale it up—one off projects do not make an Ecodistrict; understand that working at a district scale is deeply worthwhile but not a natural state for business or residents; and that the best initiatives deliver value to people, planet and pocketbook. The projects Lloyd EcoDistrict develops pay for themselves on all three of those bottom lines.

You can read the full article here.