Let us Re-Introduce Conserve Energy

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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Successful First Summer Cleanup

On Saturday, June 26th, 40 volunteers gathered to clean up trash and maintain Peace Memorial Park. We at Lloyd EcoDistrict are happy to have again partnered with SOLVE to plan the event and to have joined their collective cleanup event, “Pick it Up Portland.” Over the two day event,, 1,515 SOLVE volunteers joined in picking […]

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Empowering Pollination: “Plants Have Wings”

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

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

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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Juneteenth Events in the Lloyd Area

Juneteenth Events in the Lloyd Area

This Saturday, June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Black people after the Civil War. As written by those at Albina Vision Trust, this day is a “celebration of Black culture, freedom, and joy,” and we encourage Lloyd community members to get involved by learning more about the historical significance […]

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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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