IN THE NEWS

Get Involved with the “Connectivity Project”

By | on August 3, 2021 | Blog, eNewsletter, Events

In late June, Lloyd EcoDistrict was proud to host the virtual film screening of the short film “Plants Have Wings” from director Rose Madrone’s “The Connectivity Project.”  Disappointed you missed it? Don’t worry, we’ve lined up another event for you in the coming weeks! This August 19th at 6PM, join us for a virtual event […]

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Cleaning Up the Park: 360 Hours & 3,300 Pounds of Trash

By | on August 3, 2021 | Blog, Events

Starting in the earlier spring months of April and May, to the heat of late July, our volunteers did not disappoint in getting outside to help us make progress on Peace Memorial Park. You cumulatively worked over 360 hours and picked up around 3,300 pounds of trash over the span of four clean-ups throughout the […]

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Let us Re-Introduce Conserve Energy

By | on July 14, 2021 | Blog, eNewsletter

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

By | on July 1, 2021 | Blog

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”

By | on June 30, 2021 | Blog

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

By | on June 23, 2021 | Blog, eNewsletter

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

By | on June 22, 2021 | Blog, Events

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

By | on June 16, 2021 | Blog, eNewsletter

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!

By | on June 15, 2021 | Blog

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

By | on June 9, 2021 | Blog, Events, Residential Resiliency

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!

By | on June 2, 2021 | Blog, Events, Photo Reel

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

By | on May 29, 2021 | Blog

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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