What might a community space in Lloyd look like? Where might we find an emergency phone tree, so neighbors can call neighbors? Is there a way our transportation can be more accessible and support our environment? What about creating a community garden where we can grow food?
These are the kinds of ideas we heard at our community visioning session on July 31st. More than 35 people gathered to discuss how, together, we could create a more prosperous and sustainable neighborhood. Participants shared ideas that considered Equity, Resilience and Climate Protection in relation to where we work, play and live.
Join us October 24th, for our second community-wide meeting as we continue these conversations and work toward our mission to engage, partner and develop programs supporting a sustainable future.
Lloyd EcoDistrict Board Profile
Meet the Newest Member of Our Board of Directors:
An avid canner and a 20-year Portland resident, we are happy to welcome Molly Hatfield to the Lloyd EcoDistrict Board of Directors. By day, Molly works as a Sustainability Program Manager for the Bonneville Power Administration. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Portland. Here are a few things that you may not know about Molly.
She would like to have the superhero power of telekinesis. Or, the ability to manipulate time.
As a kid, she thought about many different careers, including a spy, a fighter pilot, or a teacher.
A great indulgence for her would be a day of extreme unproductivity, just watching television and playing games.
If you know Molly, you know that being unproductive isnot in her DNA. We look forward to working with her.
Portland Pedal Power and the Lloyd EcoDistrict
Bringing Sustainable Catering Choices to Scale
Lloyd EcoDistrict has partnered with Portland Pedal Power to increase the use – and benefits – of more sustainable catering choices. Portland Pedal Power (PPP) is a local, woman-owned catering company that delivers locally-sourced meals by bicycle. As if that weren’t fabulous enough, our two organizations are working together to promote catering options that will reduce food waste and support organizations fighting hunger.
Here is how the program will work – companies and organizations in Lloyd will be able to select family-style meal options when ordering through PPP. They will also be able to select non-disposable flatware. These two acts will greatly reduce food waste and the amount of plastic entering the landfill. In addition, customers may choose to have any leftover food donated to a partner organization that works to fight hunger in our community.