Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

Hot temperatures, low humidity, and strong east winds will create conditions for extreme fire danger across western Oregon and southwest Washington on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a Red Flag Warning that will be in effect for much of western Oregon and Washington between 11 a.m. on Friday […]

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We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Specialist

We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Specialist

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a Portland-based nonprofit on a mission to promote equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level. We recently became a nationally certified EcoDistrict, and we’re currently welcoming a new Communication & Outreach Specialist to help us implement our community-driven plan for a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood. About Lloyd EcoDistrict Vision: […]

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Reflecting on “Heat Week”

Reflecting on “Heat Week”

In thinking about this past week’s heat wave, I can’t help but reflect on my experience with Portland’s “Heat Week,” events earlier this summer. This was a week of events to commemorate the 2021 Heat Dome in Portland. I attended the 350PDX Pedalpalooza Ride as well as the Action Night Picnic. I would consider myself […]

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Lloyd EcoDistrict awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant to launch the Lloyd Prepares Challenge Campaign

Lloyd EcoDistrict awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant to launch the Lloyd Prepares Challenge Campaign

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to announce that we have been awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant to help launch the Lloyd Prepares Challenge Campaign.  The AARP Community Challenge is a grant program to make tangible improvements in communities that jump-start long-term change. It is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts […]

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An Update on “Portland Street Response”

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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Lighting Retrofit Incentives for 2022

Lighting Retrofit Incentives for 2022

Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) has announced changes to their incentives for commercial lighting projects for 2022 and the news is good. Per fixture incentive amounts for LED fixtures are largely unchanged. Incentive caps that had been instituted last year have been raised significantly.  The annual caps are now $20,000 for Commercial sites and $40,000 […]

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We’re Developing a Vision and Roadmap for the Future: Help Shape It!

We’re Developing a Vision and Roadmap for the Future: Help Shape It!

Lloyd EcoDistrict strives to be a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions focussed on climate, equity, and resiliency. For a decade, we have worked to bring together residents, organizations, public agencies, and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action. However, we know that the coming years will be […]

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Stand up for Peace this Armistice Day

Stand up for Peace this Armistice Day

Lloyd EcoDistrict joins our friends at Veterans For Peace in a push to recognize November 11th as a day to celebrate and work towards peace. From Veterans For Peace: “Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated peace as a universal principle. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively […]

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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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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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Tenant Improvements May Qualify for New Building Incentives

Tenant Improvements May Qualify for New Building Incentives

Tenant Improvements are customized alterations that a building owner makes as part of a lease agreement to configure space for the needs of a tenant. These may include changes to walls and partitions, ceilings, HVAC, lighting, floor coverings, etc.  When the scope of changes hit a certain threshold, energy efficiency measures may qualify for incentives […]

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Pollinator Corridor Winter Blooms: Key to Bees and Insects!

Pollinator Corridor Winter Blooms: Key to Bees and Insects!

Has anyone seen the pops of color in the Lloyd this Winter? Check out the pictures below from the NE Multnomah Pollinator Corridor! Did you know that plants like these that flower in the winter play an important role for various insects? Bees and other pollinators that fly about during cold, dark winter days depend […]

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