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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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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