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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Blumenauer Bridge News

By | on October 22, 2021 | Blog

You likely recently saw that I-84 was shut down for a few days earlier this month. While we know it may have been a hassle for some folks, we’re excited that the final construction phase of the Blumenauer Bridge is finally here!  The Blumenauer Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge that will connect […]

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Meet Amy!

By | on October 19, 2021 | Blog

Amy Ly (She/Her) recently joined Lloyd EcoDistrict as a Communications and Outreach Specialist to support the team on the different programs and events to help achieve the organization’s goal to become the most sustainable neighborhood in North America. Amy is currently a graduate student at Portland State University where she is pursuing her master’s degree […]

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Heat Wave Preparedness Tips

By | on August 10, 2021 | Blog, Events, Residential Resiliency

This week another heat wave is hitting the Pacific NorthWest. In the Portland area you can expect the forecast to be dangerously hot, with temperatures as high as 105 degrees in effect from noon Wednesday through 10 p.m. Saturday, with little overnight cooling. Friday is especially concerning as the heat builds up in the days […]

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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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