Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

Hot temperatures, low humidity, and strong east winds will create conditions for extreme fire danger across western Oregon and southwest Washington on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning that will be in effect for much of western Oregon and Washington between 11 a.m. on Friday […]

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We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Specialist

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a Portland-based nonprofit on a mission to promote equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level. We recently became a nationally certified EcoDistrict, and we’re currently welcoming a new Communication & Outreach Specialist to help us implement our community-driven plan for a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood. About Lloyd EcoDistrict Vision: […]

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Join the Lloyd EcoDistrict Board

Are you interested in joining the Lloyd EcoDistrict board? We are a small nonprofit with a big vision: to ensure Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood is one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in North America, and a leader in equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level.  Our Mission Board members uplift and further the mission, […]

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The image is of a mural on the ground that is a symbol of the intersection repair project. The mural is an abstract circle that shows different colors with lines running through them. Some of the colors are forest green, olive green, pastel purple, bright yellow, and red.

Check out the re-painted Lloyd Street Mural!

Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who helped repaint the street intersection mural at NE 2nd Ave and NE Clackamas over one of the hottest weekends of 2022! It was a wonderful event that brought community members together to create something beautiful in the Lloyd neighborhood. The mural, originally painted in 2017 and repainted […]

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Lloyd EcoDistrict awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant to launch the Lloyd Prepares Challenge Campaign

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to announce that we have been awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant to help launch the Lloyd Prepares Challenge Campaign.  The AARP Community Challenge is a grant program to make tangible improvements in communities that jump-start long-term change. It is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts […]

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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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