Free COVID-19 Tests

By | on June 19, 2022 | Blog

Lloyd EcoDistrict, thanks to the Oregon Health Authority, has received a number of COVID-19 at-home test kits (and masks) that we are distributing for free to the community.  We will be distributing them on Wednesday, June 22 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 23 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, and Wednesday, June […]

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By | on June 16, 2022 | Blog

June 19 marks Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Black people after the Civil War and a “celebration of Black culture, freedom, and joy.” We encourage Lloyd community members to join us in getting involved by learning more about the historical significance of Juneteenth and attending events this weekend. Juneteenth was first celebrated […]

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Memorial Day & Peace Memorial Park

By | on June 9, 2022 | Blog

On Memorial Day, we had the privilege of volunteers coming out, equipped with rain jackets, to join us in our efforts to makeover Peace Memorial Park. It was a special day for me in particular, as it was my first time visiting the park in person since I started working with Lloyd EcoDistrict last year. […]

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Sabin Elementary Artwork for Peace Memorial Park

By | on May 26, 2022 | Blog

Our team had the pleasure of partnering with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to spend time with three third-grade classes at Sabin Elementary Schools earlier this month. Together with these young scientists, we learned about pollinators as the students created nearly 60 pieces of pollinator and peace-themed artwork that will be installed at Peace Memorial […]

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Earth Day Oregon Recap

By | on May 11, 2022 | Blog

We hope that this year’s Earth Day (and week) was as amazing as ours was! We have to give a huge shout out to our generous local business partners who donated funds to help us continue our important work. Thank you to our partners: Cafe Yumm, Genentech, Pacific Power, and Beneficial Bank for their support. […]

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An Update on “Portland Street Response”

By | on May 3, 2022 | In the news, Residential Resiliency

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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Take Action to Protect Migrating Birds with Bird-Safe Lighting

By | on April 28, 2022 | Blog

More than 2.5 million birds will migrate over Oregon tomorrow! With tens of thousands flying through Portland, help keep them safe by turning off your outside lights tonight, drawing your blinds, and learning about bird-safe lighting. Why is this important?  Each year, tens of thousands of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, through Portland, using […]

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Energy Trust “Sweetens the Deal” for Commercial Lighting Projects

By | on April 7, 2022 | Blog

Energy Trust of Oregon has announced changes to their commercial lighting incentives that can significantly improve the financial return for many types of commercial and industrial lighting projects.  Some of the highlights include: Incentives have increased for higher wattage interior LED fixtures.  This will primarily be applicable to commercial and industrial buildings with higher ceilings, […]

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Honoring Louisa Flowers & Women’s History Month

By | on March 24, 2022 | Blog

For Women’s History Month, we want to honor Louisa Flowers. You may recognize the apartment building at NE Holladay and Grand, but do you know much about the building’s namesake? Louisa Flowers was a well-respected African American civic leader and pioneer who settled in Portland in the late 1800s despite the discriminatory and racist laws […]

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Earth Day 2022: Meet our Business Partners + Save the Date

By | on March 24, 2022 | Blog, Events

On April 22, 2022, the world and Lloyd EcoDistrict will celebrate Earth Day – and so can you! Lloyd EcoDistrict is grateful to have a strong community that includes our generous local business partners! Three local partners have stepped up this year to help us champion Earth Day and the importance of Lloyd EcoDistrict’s work […]

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March Lloyd Cleanup Recap

By | on March 23, 2022 | Blog, Events, Photo Reel

Just a couple of days after the Pollinator Corridor planting event, nearly 40 volunteers came out to help clean up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, and the areas around Moda Center, the Convention Center, and the southwest section of the Lloyd neighborhood. Together we collected around 500 pounds of trash! We were excited that […]

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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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