Sabin Elementary Artwork for Peace Memorial Park

Our team had the pleasure of partnering with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to spend time with three third-grade classes at Sabin Elementary Schools earlier this month. Together with these young scientists, we learned about pollinators as the students created nearly 60 pieces of pollinator and peace-themed artwork that will be installed at Peace Memorial […]

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Take Action to Protect Migrating Birds with Bird-Safe Lighting

More than 2.5 million birds will migrate over Oregon tomorrow! With tens of thousands flying through Portland, help keep them safe by turning off your outside lights tonight, drawing your blinds, and learning about bird-safe lighting. Why is this important?  Each year, tens of thousands of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, through Portland, using […]

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Energy Trust “Sweetens the Deal” for Commercial Lighting Projects

Energy Trust of Oregon has announced changes to their commercial lighting incentives that can significantly improve the financial return for many types of commercial and industrial lighting projects.  Some of the highlights include: Incentives have increased for higher wattage interior LED fixtures.  This will primarily be applicable to commercial and industrial buildings with higher ceilings, […]

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Image of Louisa M. Flowers, formerly Louisa Thacker at age 23. Black and white image.

Honoring Louisa Flowers & Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, we want to honor Louisa Flowers. You may recognize the apartment building at NE Holladay and Grand, but do you know much about the building’s namesake? Louisa Flowers was a well-respected African American civic leader and pioneer who settled in Portland in the late 1800s despite the discriminatory and racist laws […]

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Image a group of volunteers in green safety vest checking in at a table outside at Peace Memorial Park. The image is overlaid with the text "Earth Day Oregon Business Partners:" and the logos of Beneficial State Bank, Cafe Yumm, Genentech, and Pacific Power

Earth Day 2022: Meet our Business Partners + Save the Date

On April 22, 2022, the world and Lloyd EcoDistrict will celebrate Earth Day – and so can you! Lloyd EcoDistrict is grateful to have a strong community that includes our generous local business partners! Three local partners have stepped up this year to help us champion Earth Day and the importance of Lloyd EcoDistrict’s work […]

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March Lloyd Cleanup Recap

Just a couple of days after the Pollinator Corridor planting event, nearly 40 volunteers came out to help clean up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, and the areas around Moda Center, the Convention Center, and the southwest section of the Lloyd neighborhood. Together we collected around 500 pounds of trash! We were excited that […]

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Three volunteers replanting two large planters in front of a window banner that says "Welcome to the Lloyd EcoDistrict Pollinator Corridor".

Pollinator Corridor Planting Event

As we sprung into Spring, Lloyd EcoDistrict and our volunteers took advantage of the warmer weather to get our hands dirty along the Pollinator Corridor. On March 17th, a dozen volunteers and staff met with Portland Parks and Recreation staff on NE Multnomah to help weed and replant the 39 planters along the Pollinator Corridor. […]

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Lighting Retrofit Incentives for 2022

Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) has announced changes to their incentives for commercial lighting projects for 2022 and the news is good. Per fixture incentive amounts for LED fixtures are largely unchanged. Incentive caps that had been instituted last year have been raised significantly.  The annual caps are now $20,000 for Commercial sites and $40,000 […]

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We’re Developing a Vision and Roadmap for the Future: Help Shape It!

Lloyd EcoDistrict strives to be a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions focussed on climate, equity, and resiliency. For a decade, we have worked to bring together residents, organizations, public agencies, and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action. However, we know that the coming years will be […]

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Take Advantage of Lighting Controls for the Post-COVID “New Normal”

The COVID pandemic has resulted in a large percentage of traditional office staff working from home.  As we are (hopefully) getting the pandemic under control, building managers and owners are planning for the post-pandemic “New Normal.” What exactly this will be is not entirely clear. However, it seems likely that the future of office work […]

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Maximize ROI with LED Exterior Lighting

LAMP: Your Partner for Energy Efficient Exterior Lighting Together with our LAMP partner Conserve Energy, LLC, we have expertise in a range of technologies for lighting and controls. One of our areas of specialization for LAMP is exterior lighting. High-quality exterior lighting enhances your business by making buildings and grounds attractive, welcoming, and safe for […]

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2021 Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd Cleanups

Join Lloyd EcoDistict and SOLVE volunteers for an upcoming cleanup in Lloyd. Many of these events will focus on Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). Cleanup events will include a mix of trash pick-up, sprucing up Peace Memorial Park, landscaping, potentially invasive plant removal, and sweeping walkways/bikeways. Pre-registration on SOLVE’s […]

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