Friday, September 15th is the night of action for our Lights Out Lloyd campaign. We’re partnering with Audubon Society of Portland for a second year to raise awareness about the impacts of nighttime light pollution on birds flying through Portland. There are several easy ways tenants, employees, and home owners can help reduce their nighttime light usage, which helps save birds, save energy, and makes it easier to see stars! So far over almost 400 people have made the pledge to go Lights Out on September 15th. Several buildings throughout the city have also signed on to reduce their nighttime lighting next Friday, including OMSI, Bonneville Power Administration, City of Portland buildings, Holladay Park Plaza, Fox Tower, 1201 Lloyd, and Montgomery Park. Be a part of the city-wide initiative and make the pledge today!
Join us Thursday, September 14th as we take a field trip out to Chapman Elementary School in NW Portland to watch the Vaux’s Swifts come home to roost! RSVP here.
The Lloyd Intersection Mural is complete! Go see it for yourself at the intersection of NE 2nd Ave and NE Clackamas St. Thanks to all our collaborators Rather Severe, Color Outside the Lines, and the City Repair Project. A big shout out to the folks that supported the project as well – Windermere Foundation, Crowne Plaza, Reach Now, Wells Fargo, and PBOT.
Learn more about the project and see more photos in our blog post.
Lighting Incentives to Remain Steady For the Rest of the Year
Energy Trust of Oregon recently announced that lighting incentives will remain at current levels for the rest of 2017. This means now is a good time to tackle that lighting project! Lighting retrofit projects in your 2018 budget, and submitted to ETO in January, can benefit from 2017 incentives through next year.