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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January Eco Tip blog post: 10 Energy (and Money) Saving Tips for the Winter Season

Since it’s winter time and we know many people are spending a lot of time at home indoors (especially due to the pandemic), we figured we’d share a few tips for saving energy and money during this time of year!  In the winter, be sure to keep window coverings open during the day to warm […]

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The Monarch Butterfly: On the Brink of Extinction but Denied Federal Protection

Even though we’ve all had that on our minds lately, it’s still important to consider species that play critical roles in ecosystems and are threatened with extinction. One such species is the monarch butterfly. Pollinators such as the monarch are essential to the wellbeing and survival of many animals as they are responsible for helping […]

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Eco Tips: Staying Sustainable This Holiday Season

Happy beginning to the holiday season everyone! Now that we’ve all got Thanksgiving under our belts, the gift-giving holidays are here. It’s that time of year where many of you are ordering gifts or other items online in preparation for the upcoming holidays, I know I probably will! With that in mind, we figured we’d […]

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EcoTips: Saving Energy in the Kitchen

Happy November, from everyone here at Lloyd EcoDistrict! With the holidays right around the corner, we know many of you are planning to prepare plenty of delicious home cooked meals… I can practically taste the apple pie just typing this! With that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our favorite kitchen energy saving […]

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Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Although “Dracula” may have given bats a bad reputation, the fact that they feed on insects has been proven to be very beneficial for laypeople and farmers alike, saving the latter billions of dollars. They also help rid gardens and greenspaces of pests that sometimes carry diseases, such as mosquitoes and flies. Not only that, […]

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