Our Programs and Projects

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a neighborhood in Portland where the collective impacts of individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government come together to find neighborhood-scale solutions to some of our most vexing and entrenched problems.

Our work aims to transform Lloyd into one of the most sustainable communities in North America, and a leader in equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level.

Our program areas of Pollinator PlacemakingPath to Decarbonization, and Residential Resilience include a variety of projects and initiatives that address connectivity, health & wellbeing, living infrastructure, peace, place, prosperity, and resource regeneration, while centering the equity, resilience, and climate protection.

Pollinator Placemaking

Placemaking is the most visible aspect of our EcoDistrict’s collective impact work. We have a vision of a neighborhood where bees find nectar-rich plants on every block, flowers brighten the hard concrete spaces, pollinator populations are bolstered, and rainfall goes to the roots of plants instead of into a storm drain. To achieve this, we engage residents, employees, and visitors in projects that beautify and enhance the urban habitat.

Our Pollinator Placemaking projects bring living plants into urban spaces and make sure that those plants support the animals that call this place home. Pollinator spaces in parking strips, bike corridors, and corporate-owned spaces in our EcoDistrict are critical to our ecosystem, food supply, and health. Projects also help counteract the heat island effect and remove pollutants from the air.

Pollinator Placemaking projects include:

Path to Decarbonization

Since the launch of Lloyd EcoDistrict, the Lloyd community has set the standard for resource conservation and efficiency (energy, water, and materials management), minimizing the neighborhood’s impact on the environment while optimizing the use of existing public infrastructure investments, and reducing private develop costs and utility-related expenses for local businesses and residents.

The urgency of the global climate crisis causes us to double down on our goals and plans to reduce carbon emissions, with actions outlined in our Energy and Waste Reduction Action Plans, and to develop neighborhood strategies to manage the effects of a changing climate locally.

Path to Decarbonization projects include:

Residential Resilience

Resilience is a cornerstone of what an EcoDistrict tries to create: the capacity of neighborhoods to function so that all people are able to withstand the shocks and stresses they encounter. Community building—people getting to know each other and finding comfort and familiarity with their neighbors—is central to our approach to building resiliency.

Our Residential Resilience projects focus on identifying ways to build community bonds among Lloyd residents, employees, and visitors. We address resilience with a broad lens that prepares for social, economic, and environmental shocks and we use social justice, placemaking, emergency preparedness, and climate to reach a wide array of people.

Residential Resilience projects include: