Meet Our Summer Interns!

This summer we are happy to introduce you to new people on our Lloyd EcoDistrict team, Burgin Utaski (pictured left) and Julia Salomone (pictured right). These two new interns will be working on communications and pollinator placemaking respectively. We asked Burgin and Julia to share a bit about themselves below. Get to know Burgin! Burgin […]

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R2DToo Update

R2DToo Update

This past Thursday, May 27th, Lloyd EcoDistrict hosted a lunchtime event with members of Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) and the Lloyd Community Association to update the Lloyd community on the efforts of the quickly expanding organization. R2DToo is a nonprofit organization working to bring shelter to houseless Portland residents, servicing anywhere from 15 to […]

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Peace Memorial Park Clean-up Joins the Porch Parade!

Peace Memorial Park Clean-up Joins the Porch Parade!

We collect up 1,200 pounds of trash. Thanks again to the Convention Center for disposing of the trash for us! This past sunny Monday we had over 60 volunteers make their way out to spend their Memorial Day morning at our clean-up event in Peace Memorial Park. Thanks to our partnership with SOLVE, volunteers were […]

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Himalayan Blackberries: The Invasive Plant that Tried to Overtake Peace Memorial Park

Himalayan Blackberries: The Invasive Plant that Tried to Overtake Peace Memorial Park

A perennial that blooms from June- August, the Himalayan (or Armenian) blackberry (Rubus discolor, R. procerus, R. aremeniacus) can grow up to more than 20-feet per season and produces reddish canes or spines. With serrated leaves, these plants usually have white-to-light pink flowers with five petals. Out of all the harmful invasive plants in Western […]

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

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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Volunteers Make Substantial Headway During Our First Cleanup of the Year

Volunteers Make Substantial Headway During Our First Cleanup of the Year

This past Saturday, April 17th, 47 volunteers gathered to continue to work towards a reimagined Peace Memorial Park and to clean up a part of the Lloyd. What better time was it to do so than during Earth month! We are more than happy to have joined forces with our partner SOLVE again and all […]

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What’s your Earth Month #MyPlanetMyPledge?

What’s your Earth Month #MyPlanetMyPledge?

As part of Earth Month we’ve decided to center our EcoTip focus on the #MyPlanetMyPledge campaign in which we’re partnering with Earth Day Oregon to make Earth day resolutions to help work towards a healthier planet.   The #MyPledgeMyPlanet campaign encourages participants to  Pledge on a simple step they will take to work towards a healthier […]

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You, Lloyd EcoDistrict, & Earth Day Oregon

You, Lloyd EcoDistrict, & Earth Day Oregon

Earth Day is here!  For more than 50 years, the world has recognized Earth Day as a day of action. Earth Day has sparked ambitious actions through volunteerism, education and efforts to create a brighter future for all. This year, Lloyd EcoDistrict is making April 22 special by partnering with nonprofits across the state through […]

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Maximize ROI with LED Exterior Lighting

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

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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LAMP: Years of Savings, Carbon Reductions, and Community Impacts

LAMP: Years of Savings, Carbon Reductions, and Community Impacts

Ready for some great news? Our LED Advantage Member Program, LAMP, just recently installed our 10 thousandth energy-saving LED fixture!  What does this mean? Well, lots of energy savings each year and an annual reduction in carbon emissions! LAMP is run in partnership with Conserve Energy, an Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Ally. This LED […]

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March EcoTip: BPA’s 10 tips for starting a pollinator garden

March EcoTip: BPA’s 10 tips for starting a pollinator garden

As many of you may know, pollinator plants play a crucial role in supporting the lives of pollinators such as bats, bumblebees, and hummingbirds alike. Not only this, but pollinators are a very important part of our ecosystem and make it so that many of the foods we eat (such as almonds, apples and avocados) […]

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