Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: 1) Assess Building Performance

We recently announced our release of the Reducing Your Carbon Footprint report. This report details a five-step process to help your business or building reduce their carbon footprint! If you want to read the full report, look at it here. Here, we want to introduce you to the first step of the report: Assess Building […]

continue reading

July’s Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Thank you to all our volunteers who made it out to our July volunteer event to help clean up Peace Memorial Park! We know it was a hot one, and though we know you came equipped with water and sunscreen, we want to extend our gratitude to every single one of you who volunteered your […]

continue reading

Our Action Plan for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Since the launch of Lloyd EcoDistrict a decade ago, the Lloyd community has set the standard for resource conservation and efficiency (energy, water, and materials management). We minimize the neighborhood’s impact on the environment, while optimizing the use of existing public infrastructure investments, and reducing private development costs and utility-related expenses for local businesses and […]

continue reading

Pollinator Week 2022

Last week was pollinator week, and there were two successful events to celebrate at Peace Memorial Park in the Lloyd. We had the pleasure of welcoming and working with a dozen volunteers from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). These volunteers spent the day picking up trash around the park, removing graffiti, repainting walls, mowing the lawn […]

continue reading

Free COVID-19 Tests

Lloyd EcoDistrict, thanks to the Oregon Health Authority, has received a number of COVID-19 at-home test kits (and masks) that we are distributing for free to the community.  We will be distributing them on Wednesday, June 22 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 23 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, and Wednesday, June […]

continue reading

Juneteenth

June 19 marks Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Black people after the Civil War and a “celebration of Black culture, freedom, and joy.” We encourage Lloyd community members to join us in getting involved by learning more about the historical significance of Juneteenth and attending events this weekend. Juneteenth was first celebrated […]

continue reading

Memorial Day & Peace Memorial Park

On Memorial Day, we had the privilege of volunteers coming out, equipped with rain jackets, to join us in our efforts to makeover Peace Memorial Park. It was a special day for me in particular, as it was my first time visiting the park in person since I started working with Lloyd EcoDistrict last year. […]

continue reading

Earth Day Oregon Recap

We hope that this year’s Earth Day (and week) was as amazing as ours was! We have to give a huge shout out to our generous local business partners who donated funds to help us continue our important work. Thank you to our partners: Cafe Yumm, Genentech, Pacific Power, and Beneficial Bank for their support. […]

continue reading

An Update on “Portland Street Response”

If you haven’t heard yet, “Portland Street Response,” the city-funded program launched in mid-February of 2021 in the Lents neighborhood, expanded to a broader area in east Portland in November and then went citywide on March 28 of this year! The program aims to reduce the number of behavioral health calls that police or fire […]

continue reading
The image depicts a forecast map of upcoming weather in North West Oregon. The text on the top reads, “Forecast High Temperatures on Thursday. Portland, OR. Issued Aug 08, 2021. 12:37 PST. Coastal temperatures on the map range between 69-90 degrees. The interior of the state shows temperatures between 100-106.

Heat Wave Preparedness Tips

This week another heat wave is hitting the Pacific NorthWest. In the Portland area you can expect the forecast to be dangerously hot, with temperatures as high as 105 degrees in effect from noon Wednesday through 10 p.m. Saturday, with little overnight cooling. Friday is especially concerning as the heat builds up in the days […]

continue reading

Get Involved with the “Connectivity Project”

In late June, Lloyd EcoDistrict was proud to host the virtual film screening of the short film “Plants Have Wings” from director Rose Madrone’s “The Connectivity Project.”  Disappointed you missed it? Don’t worry, we’ve lined up another event for you in the coming weeks! This August 19th at 6PM, join us for a virtual event […]

continue reading

Cleaning Up the Park: 360 Hours & 3,300 Pounds of Trash

Starting in the earlier spring months of April and May, to the heat of late July, our volunteers did not disappoint in getting outside to help us make progress on Peace Memorial Park. You cumulatively worked over 360 hours and picked up around 3,300 pounds of trash over the span of four clean-ups throughout the […]

continue reading