Thank you to everyone who attended and all the event sponsors who helped us ring on our 10th Anniversary at Dr. Jacks in the Moda Center! In addition to having a great time connecting in-person with many community members and supporters we haven’t seen in-person in more than a year, together we raised nearly $20,000 to contribute to the growing Peace Memorial Park redevelopment fund.
A special thank you to Rob Bennett of EcoDistricts who joined us to talk more about EcoDistrict Certification and inspire us to expand upon our 10 years of partnership building and stakeholder outreach to make sure that our works truly reflects and leverages the diverse set of people and institutions in the Lloyd neighborhood.
The challenges of the last 18 months have demonstrated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the vital importance of robust, local support systems and community-scale action. Lloyd EcoDistrict, a community-based nonprofit, has supported these neighborhood-level efforts by spearheading projects and partnerships to promote equity, resiliency, and climate protection in the heart of Portland.
This fall marks 10 years of this precedent-setting work. During this time we have spearheaded many of our neighborhood’s “firsts”: the first district-level utility benchmarking program, the first official pollinator bikeway, and the first “Sleep and Recharge” campaign to provide houseless Portlanders with solar-powered charging stations and sleeping pods.
And we’re just getting started! Lloyd EcoDistrict will continue to bring our unique lens to solve the hardest problems society has to offer. Some of our goals are to achieve formal EcoDistrict Certification and rebuild Peace Memorial Park into a vibrant center of social and environmental resiliency. We will continue to center our neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents in our work and ensure that our leadership and decision-making reflect the diversity of the community we serve.
At the event, we also launched a visioning exercise related to our EcoDistrict Certification’s Roadmap creation process. Thank you to everyone who shared their vision of what the Lloyd neighborhood could be. Missed the event? Don’t worry! We’ll soon be launching different opportunities over the next few months where you can weigh in on what your vision of the neighborhood is and help shape our organization’s and Lloyd’s roadmap for the next decade. Stay tuned!
Placemaker Builder Level Sponsor
Peace Builder Level Sponsors
Infrastructure Builder Level Sponsor
Community Builder Level Sponsors
Columbia Green Technologies
Green Sports Alliance
Carl & Cynthia Asai
Habitat Builder Level Sponsor