Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Although “Dracula” may have given bats a bad reputation, the fact that they feed on insects has been proven to be very beneficial for laypeople and farmers alike, saving the latter billions of dollars. They also help rid gardens and greenspaces of pests that sometimes carry diseases, such as mosquitoes and flies. Not only that, […]

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Don’t BUG me! Preventing Unwanted Light and Creating a Bird-Safe Building

Our LAMP program partner, Michael Reunert of Conserve Energy, answers your lighting questions in our new lighting blog series: Customers often ask: My current lighting setup sends unwanted light onto adjoining properties and shines in the eyes of pedestrians and traffic. I’ve also heard that sending light up into the night sky is harmful to […]

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Bird-Safe Lighting

Bird-Safe Lighting

Who doesn’t love to listen to songbirds? Flying through the city at certain times of the year, birds are a beautiful reminder of the nature that surrounds us, even in the city. If you want to keep seeing songbirds, then be sure to pick lighting that is safe for them! Each year, thousands of songbirds […]

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Let’s Get Moving: Vote YES on Transportation Measure 26-218

Let’s Get Moving: Vote YES on Transportation Measure 26-218

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to support Measure 26-218 and urge you to vote YES! We support this measure because it helps us put our values into practice and makes critical transportation investments in underserved neighborhoods where a history of racist transportation planning has resulted in a higher need for transit access, sidewalks, safety improvements, and […]

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2020 Model the Way Award Winners

2020 Model the Way Award Winners

Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend Model the Way and also to everyone who was there in spirit! We had a great celebration and are grateful to have had the opportunity to share the stories and amazing work of our award winners with all of you! If you missed […]

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LED Lighting: Do I Have to Replace Every Fixture?

LED Lighting: Do I Have to Replace Every Fixture?

Our LAMP program partner, Michael Reunert of Conserve Energy, answers your lighting questions in our new lighting blog series. LED Lighting: Do I Have to Replace Every Fixture? Customers often wonder if it is necessary to replace every existing fixture with new LED fixtures when replacing with LED lighting. The answer is no. There are […]

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37 Volunteers, 70+ Bags of Garbage, and 2 Neighborhood Spots Being Reimagined

37 Volunteers, 70+ Bags of Garbage, and 2 Neighborhood Spots Being Reimagined

It might have been a cloudy August day but that didn’t stop nearly 40 volunteers from having one of our most productive and enjoyable neighborhood cleanups of the summer! Together with SOLVE and our new friends at Human Access Project, volunteers collected 70+ bags of trash across Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, the Convention […]

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1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

What a large team effort it was – nearly 300 volunteers collected 2,550 lbs of trash across SOLVE’s Portland-area cleanups last weekend. In the Lloyd, Lloyd EcoDistrict, SOLVE and Veterans for Peace volunteers made excellent progress in cleaning up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, the surrounding areas. Skip to the bottom to see many […]

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Green Bridge Coffee: Community Blend Partner Donation

Green Bridge Coffee: Community Blend Partner Donation

A special shoutout to Green Bridge Coffee and its customers for supporting our organization.  Green Bridge strives to serve more than just great coffee. With their Community Blend Promise, they are committed to supporting the people and programs their cafe serves. To do this, they’ve pledged to give back 10% of every purchase–not just profits–to organizations or […]

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Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Connected to the East Bank Esplanade, intersected by one of Portland’s busiest bikeways, and graced with expansive views of the Willamette River and the downtown skyline, Peace Memorial Park was established as a public place to honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Since we have joined in partnership with Veterans For Peace in […]

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. This is not a controversial statement. Let us listen to the voices of the Black community now and make room for what is needed—immediate action in terms of policing and criminal justice, AND systemic changes in our public and private lives that could create a more just and equitable world. It is […]

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Community Member Spotlight: Francisca Garfia

Community Member Spotlight: Francisca Garfia

As we social distance we miss seeing our volunteers and community members at plantings, paintings, and community meetings. Lloyd EcoDistrict appreciates all the time our volunteers put into making the Lloyd a sustainable and equitable neighborhood and can’t wait to see each other again in person post-pandemic! In the meantime, we want to start highlighting […]

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