Pollinator Corridor Planting Event

By | on March 23, 2022 | Blog, Events

As we sprung into Spring, Lloyd EcoDistrict and our volunteers took advantage of the warmer weather to get our hands dirty along the Pollinator Corridor. On March 17th, a dozen volunteers and staff met with Portland Parks and Recreation staff on NE Multnomah to help weed and replant the 39 planters along the Pollinator Corridor. […]

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Black History Month

By | on February 24, 2022 | Blog

At Lloyd EcoDistrict, we care about community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We are striving to be a more equitable organization and actively prioritizing sustainable and community projects through a lens of social equity and well-being. As we work to implement a healthier, more equitable future for the Lloyd community, we also recognize the […]

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February 18th Town Hall Blog Recap

By | on February 22, 2022 | Blog

On Friday, February 18, Lloyd EcoDistrict hosted a Virtual Town Hall to share an update on the EcoDistrict Certification process we’re currently spearheading for our neighborhood.  The EcoDistrict Certification process is an opportunity to create a community-driven plan to address equity, resilience, and climate protection at the neighborhood level. Hundreds of community members and local […]

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Lighting Retrofit Incentives for 2022

By | on February 17, 2022 | Blog, In the news

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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First Peace Memorial Park Cleanup of 2022

By | on February 15, 2022 | Blog, Events

Despite the winter and cold weather in the month of February so far, we were greeted with warm and beautiful sunshine as we cleaned Peace Memorial Park on February 12th. It had been about 3 months since our last cleanup and we were ready to make the park vibrant. In total, we had 58 volunteers […]

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2022 Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd Cleanups + Events

By | on January 9, 2022 | Blog

Join Lloyd EcoDistict and SOLVE volunteers for an upcoming cleanup in Lloyd. Many of these events will focus on Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). Cleanup events will include a mix of trash pick-up, sprucing up Peace Memorial Park, landscaping, potentially invasive plant removal, and sweeping walkways/bikeways. We will also have […]

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Peace Memorial Park Year in Review

By | on December 16, 2021 | Blog

Peace Memorial Park was a largely forgotten space that Lloyd EcoDistrict – along with a diverse coalition of veterans, students, and community members – are transforming into a celebration of unity. 2021 was a busy year for us at the park, as we hosted a variety of events and volunteer days, and made significant progress […]

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Inequities in Emergency Preparedness

By | on November 19, 2021 | Blog

Before her internship wrapped up, we asked our intern Burgin Utaski to reflect on the heatwaves and emergency preparedness in Portland.  With the chilly and wet weather here, the summer heat waves may seem like a distant memory to many. It is hard to forget that here in Portland, we experienced a record high of […]

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Peace Memorial Park’s Last Cleanup of 2021

By | on November 17, 2021 | Blog

Despite the atmospheric rivers drenching Portland in the days leading up to the event, our cleanup on November 13th at Peace Memorial Park was rain-free. In total, we 24 volunteers collected about 870 lbs of trash, and filled 10 bags of yard debris to be composted. This would not have been possible without the work […]

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2020-21 Lloyd EcoDistrict Bi-Annual Report

By | on November 10, 2021 | Blog

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a leading example of what a sustainable, equitable, and resilient neighborhood can look like. While our work continues to grow and evolve with the needs of our community, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past two years and excited to share some of these successes in our Bi-Annual Report.  The past […]

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

By | on November 10, 2021 | Blog, In the news

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

By | on November 8, 2021 | Blog, In the news

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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