Volunteers bagging up lawn debris

1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

What a large team effort it was – nearly 300 volunteers collected 2,550 lbs of trash across SOLVE’s Portland-area cleanups last weekend. In the Lloyd, Lloyd EcoDistrict, SOLVE and Veterans for Peace volunteers made excellent progress in cleaning up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, the surrounding areas. Skip to the bottom to see many […]

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Green Bridge Coffee: Community Blend Partner Donation

A special shoutout to Green Bridge Coffee and its customers for supporting our organization.  Green Bridge strives to serve more than just great coffee. With their Community Blend Promise, they are committed to supporting the people and programs their cafe serves. To do this, they’ve pledged to give back 10% of every purchase–not just profits–to organizations or […]

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Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Connected to the East Bank Esplanade, intersected by one of Portland’s busiest bikeways, and graced with expansive views of the Willamette River and the downtown skyline, Peace Memorial Park was established as a public place to honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Since we have joined in partnership with Veterans For Peace in […]

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. This is not a controversial statement. Let us listen to the voices of the Black community now and make room for what is needed—immediate action in terms of policing and criminal justice, AND systemic changes in our public and private lives that could create a more just and equitable world. It is […]

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Community Member Spotlight: Francisca Garfia

As we social distance we miss seeing our volunteers and community members at plantings, paintings, and community meetings. Lloyd EcoDistrict appreciates all the time our volunteers put into making the Lloyd a sustainable and equitable neighborhood and can’t wait to see each other again in person post-pandemic! In the meantime, we want to start highlighting […]

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New 2020 Bonus Lighting Incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon has just offered limited-time bonus incentives for non-residential customers that install LED lighting upgrades. The bonus increases incentives for most interior and exterior fixtures by 50% and increases incentives for LED tubes by 150%. If LED upgrades are something you were considering in 2020, this is the time as these bonus […]

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Recharge the Rest Area: Help Right 2 Dream Too Keep Portland’s Houseless Community Safe

Help Right 2 Dream Too keep Portland’s houseless community safe amid the current public health crisis. Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) is a place where Portlanders without housing can sleep safely for up to 12 hours. Like many social service providers, R2DToo is perpetually in need of funding to cover operating expenses and the COVID-19 […]

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