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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Let us Re-Introduce Conserve Energy

You might be familiar with LAMP, (Lloyd Eco District’s LED Advantage Member Program), but do you know about our partner who makes this unique program possible? Meet Conserve Energy, LLC your local reliable Northwest lighting company. With CONSERVE Energy officially becoming COBID certified, and Michael Reunert recently completing NXT Level 2 training certification, we wanted to […]

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Empowering Pollination: “Plants Have Wings”

During Pollinator Week Lloyd EcoDistrict screened “Plants Have Wings” with a discussion from a panelist on pollinator conservation. In the film, director Rose Madrone follows the efforts of an inspired young bicycle activist who is working hard to protect the Monarch Butterfly and uses this as a means to educate about the importance of protecting […]

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Lloyd’s First Free Fridge Arrives

Thanks to Benson HS Technical Geometry students, R2DToo now has a Free Fridge that you can donate to or take from 24/7. But what is a Free Fridge exactly? Free Fridge PDX is an opportunity for people in the community to help one another to donate food and take it freely at fridges and pantries […]

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Get Involved With Pollinator Week

It’s the end of June, and that means it’s time to take part again in the fun of International Pollinator Week! Pollinator Week, held between June 21st and June 27th, is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It’s a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can […]

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