Himalayan Blackberries: The Invasive Plant that Tried to Overtake Peace Memorial Park

A perennial that blooms from June- August, the Himalayan (or Armenian) blackberry (Rubus discolor, R. procerus, R. aremeniacus) can grow up to more than 20-feet per season and produces reddish canes or spines. With serrated leaves, these plants usually have white-to-light pink flowers with five petals. Out of all the harmful invasive plants in Western […]

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Volunteers Make Substantial Headway During Our First Cleanup of the Year

This past Saturday, April 17th, 47 volunteers gathered to continue to work towards a reimagined Peace Memorial Park and to clean up a part of the Lloyd. What better time was it to do so than during Earth month! We are more than happy to have joined forces with our partner SOLVE again and all […]

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What’s your Earth Month #MyPlanetMyPledge?

As part of Earth Month we’ve decided to center our EcoTip focus on the #MyPlanetMyPledge campaign in which we’re partnering with Earth Day Oregon to make Earth day resolutions to help work towards a healthier planet.   The #MyPledgeMyPlanet campaign encourages participants to  Pledge on a simple step they will take to work towards a healthier […]

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You, Lloyd EcoDistrict, & Earth Day Oregon

Earth Day is here!  For more than 50 years, the world has recognized Earth Day as a day of action. Earth Day has sparked ambitious actions through volunteerism, education and efforts to create a brighter future for all. This year, Lloyd EcoDistrict is making April 22 special by partnering with nonprofits across the state through […]

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March EcoTip: BPA’s 10 tips for starting a pollinator garden

As many of you may know, pollinator plants play a crucial role in supporting the lives of pollinators such as bats, bumblebees, and hummingbirds alike. Not only this, but pollinators are a very important part of our ecosystem and make it so that many of the foods we eat (such as almonds, apples and avocados) […]

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Black History Month: Honoring Louisa Flowers

Portrait of Louisa Flowers, found on Friendly House Inc.’s website, https://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/. As many of you may know, February is Black History Month and in honor of this important month we would like to highlight someone who is a very important part of Portland’s Black history: Louisa Flowers! Many of you will recognize the name from […]

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Meet Tina, Our New Board Member

We are very excited to introduce our new board member, Tina Brooks! Our board members make a monumental difference in helping us continue to create positive change in the Lloyd so we are extremely grateful for all they do and are always thrilled to welcome new members to the team!  Tina Brooks works in customer […]

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JuiceBox 3.0 Pilot: Testers Needed!

In 2017 we partnered with eBay, students at Catlin Gabel School, and others on the Sleep & Recharge Campaign which provided sleeping bags and solar-powered charging batteries (JuiceBoxes 1.0) to power the tiny homes at Right 2 Dream Too.  Since then, the students at Catlin Gabel have formed a public benefit corporation, Shine, and continued as college students […]

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Pollinator Corridor Winter Blooms: Key to Bees and Insects!

Has anyone seen the pops of color in the Lloyd this Winter? Check out the pictures below from the NE Multnomah Pollinator Corridor! Did you know that plants like these that flower in the winter play an important role for various insects? Bees and other pollinators that fly about during cold, dark winter days depend […]

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February EcoTip Blog: Water Conservation

This month we’ve decided to focus our EcoTip blog post on water conservation and efficiency because it’s always a good time to conserve water! Not only is conserving water good for the environment, but it can also help save you money. Luckily, Portland Water Bureau is kindly currently offering FREE water conservation kits for Portland  […]

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Energy Trust Lighting Incentives… Changes for 2021

Many of you may know that Energy Trust of Oregon put their commercial lighting incentives on hold for new projects back in November, due to higher than expected project volume. Energy Trust has announced that they will be reopening the program for new projects on February 10.  However, 2021 incentives will be different than what […]

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January 2021 Leaflet

Read the latest news from Lloyd EcoDistrict and from around the Lloyd.

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