Thank you for your interest in joining the Lloyd EcoDistrict board! We are a small nonprofit with a big vision: to ensure Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood is one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in North America, and a leader in equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level.
Lloyd EcoDistrict engages the community, forms partnerships, and develops programs that create a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood.
How We Work
We set goals and implement initiatives in Lloyd that promote climate protection, equity, and resilience. We prioritize projects addressing connectivity, health & wellbeing, living infrastructure, peace, place, prosperity, and resource regeneration.
Joining Our Board
Lloyd EcoDistrict is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who provide strategic direction and financial oversight for the organization. We strive to make being part of the Board of Directors as accessible and rewarding an experience as possible, and we offer all new board members orientation, training, and mentoring so they can thrive.
Currently, we’re seeking new board members committed to equity, resilience, and climate, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves to help implement our community-driven plan for a connected and prosperous neighborhood.
We value having a broad range of personal and professional experiences and skills represented on the board in order to most effectively serve the entire neighborhood. As we expand our board in 2022, we are planning to pay particular attention to ensuring increased representation of people who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+; youth and/or seniors, Lloyd residents and/or business owners; people who have experienced housing insecurity; and/or people with a public safety and/or mental health background.
A board position is a great way to use your skills and passion to give back to the community. Join us to help shape the future of our neighborhood, city, and region. We hope you’ll consider joining us!
You can find more information about our projects at ecolloyd.org. Here are some highlights:
A Nationally Certified EcoDistrict
In 2022, Lloyd EcoDistrict became recognized as a nationally-certified EcoDistrict, with a community-developed plan to promote equity, resilience, and climate protection on the neighborhood level.
Conducted a two-year process to gather and synthesize the input of hundreds of stakeholders about their vision of place, prosperity, health & wellbeing, living infrastructure, resource regeneration, connectivity, and peace in Lloyd.
Developed a 2030 Roadmap with specific targets and benchmarks, and strategies to be implemented over the coming decade.
A Living Laboratory for Sustainability
Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Energy Action Plan targets a 33% reduction in building energy use by 2035.
Our LED retrofit installation program, LAMP, provides energy reduction, cost savings, and direct social & community benefits. Our tracking and energy reduction efforts have already recorded the following successes:
District energy use has fallen by over 12% since 2010.
Greenhouse gas emissions have declined by 21.45% in the same time period.
In just last year, we installed over 1,300 LED fixtures and saved 80 tons of CO2.
A Model for True Resiliency
The Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) homeless emergency rest area moved into the Lloyd neighborhood in 2017. Lloyd EcoDistrict helped ensure R2DToo got up and running quickly and resiliently.
Partnered with local high schools to develop and deploy ten solar-powered charging stations for resident use.
Built five tiny homes designed for the houseless members who live full-time on-site and operate the shelter.
Successfully fundraised $30,000 for R2DToo at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local Partners Have Included:
“Our partners in the area…bring things to the table that are unique to them and when you put them together the sum of parts creates a synergy that has made Lloyd EcoDistrict one of the most renowned EcoDistricts in the country.”
– Sheila Holden, PacifiCorp; past Lloyd EcoDistrict Board Chair