Win a GenZe E-bike for your office!

By | on May 7, 2015 | Events

Imagine being able to run errands at lunch and go to meetings quickly and efficiently without stepping into a car or waiting for a bus. Bicycles are a great way to get around town, especially in Portland. Many people are interested in trying this alternative form of transportation, but don’t want to break a sweat […]

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Lloyd Eco Fair Brings Together Residents and Businesses in the Lloyd District

By | on May 4, 2015 | Events

If you walked by Lloyd Center on April 10th and 11th, you may have noticed a crowd of people sporting bright green reusable shopping bags, carrying new reusable coffee mugs and exchanging high fives with Slim, Pacific Power’s safety mascot. This was our first annual Lloyd Eco Fair and it was a great success. We […]

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Imagine Greener Streets in the Lloyd District

By | on March 30, 2015 | Blog

Imagine that you are walking down a street in the Lloyd District that is lush and green. Cars and MAX trains roll by, but small trees line the streets and intentional landscaping create a peaceful setting that feels more like a pedestrian oasis of open space than a dense, urban corridor. This picture could become […]

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Seniors and Businesses Work Together in Lloyd EcoDistrict

By | on March 4, 2015 | Blog

February brought Lloyd District seniors and Lloyd Center businesses together for another Age-Friendly Campaign. Focused on businesses in the Lloyd Center mall, the program trained volunteers on how to provide businesses with constructive feedback on engaging older adult customers. Small things, such as providing seats for customers, clearly marked signs, and age-appropriate communication, can make […]

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New Year’s Resolutions and a Day of Service

By | on January 5, 2015 | Blog

January brings a new year, and a new year often brings resolutions. At Lloyd EcoDistrict, our resolutions involve creating more connections in our community and finding ways to make the Lloyd District an even better place to live, work and play. In 2015, we’ll be expanding our Age-Friendly program to the Lloyd Center, and hosting […]

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Keeping the Holidays Local in the Lloyd District

By | on December 8, 2014 | Blog

The winter holidays are upon us, which often means a busy month of get-togethers with friends and family, holiday events, and shopping. Luckily, there are lots of ways that working or living in the Lloyd District makes the holiday season a little easier. We are lucky to have great access to public transportation, bike infrastructure, […]

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Making connections between sustainability, transportation and health

By | on October 27, 2014 | Blog

People often ask us whether there is a connection between sustainability and health. What does public health have to do with sustainability? As it turns out, the answer is: a lot! Lloyd EcoDistrict’s mission is to make the Lloyd District the most sustainable living and working district in North America. Our work primarily focuses on […]

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Making the Lloyd District Age-Friendly, One Business at a Time

By | on August 21, 2014 | Blog

The senior population is the fastest growing population in the country. It also happens to be a large percentage of the resident population here in the Lloyd District. More than a quarter of the people who call the district home are over the age of 65 – that’s more than twice the percentage of seniors […]

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Summertime is a great time for bike commuting!

By | on July 10, 2014 | Blog

Summertime brings warm temperatures, beautiful days and daylight well into the evening. These are all great conditions for bike commuting, but if you’re new to bike commuting, or just getting started, it can be a little daunting to figure out your system. Below are some tips to make your summer commuting safe and low hassle. […]

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Lloyd EcoDistrict businesses take top honors in Kilowatt Crackdown; A new face in the district

By | on June 12, 2014 | Blog

There is much to celebrate in the Lloyd EcoDistrict this summer. Besides lots of gorgeous weather, a number of buildings in the district were winners in the Kilowatt Crackdown, which wrapped up in May. This 18-month friendly competition pits buildings in a four-county area against each other to achieve energy savings. Contestants get free resources, […]

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Lloyd Leaders Chart Course to More Reliant Energy Future

By | on March 31, 2014 | Blog

By Ann Griffin Lloyd EcoDistrict The Lloyd EcoDistrict has established a powerful goal for itself:  there will be no net increase in energy use in Lloyd over the next 20 years.  No net increase, despite new residents moving into the area, and the construction of an estimated 22 million square feet of commercial space.  Commercial […]

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Lloyd EcoDistrict establishes independence

By | on September 20, 2012 | Blog

The Lloyd EcoDistrict becomes an independent non-profit In September, 2010, the US Government officially recognized the Lloyd EcoDistrict as an independent non-profit organization. Lloyd applied for status as an independent 501 c 6 organization. Briefly, a 501 c 6 organization has the same rights and responsibilities as other nonprofit organizations. However, charitable contributions to 501 […]

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