The Monarch Butterfly: On the Brink of Extinction but Denied Federal Protection

The Monarch Butterfly: On the Brink of Extinction but Denied Federal Protection

Even though we’ve all had that on our minds lately, it’s still important to consider species that play critical roles in ecosystems and are threatened with extinction. One such species is the monarch butterfly. Pollinators such as the monarch are essential to the wellbeing and survival of many animals as they are responsible for helping […]

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Looking Back at 2020 and what’s to come in 2021

Looking Back at 2020 and what’s to come in 2021

In 2020 we reorganized our projects and initiatives into three program areas: Path to Decarbonization, Pollinator Placemaking, and Residential Resilience. These program areas guide our organization as we develop implementable, real-world programs that will contribute to making our neighborhood the most sustainable in North America. We want to let you know about all the things […]

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Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Although “Dracula” may have given bats a bad reputation, the fact that they feed on insects has been proven to be very beneficial for laypeople and farmers alike, saving the latter billions of dollars. They also help rid gardens and greenspaces of pests that sometimes carry diseases, such as mosquitoes and flies. Not only that, […]

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1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

What a large team effort it was – nearly 300 volunteers collected 2,550 lbs of trash across SOLVE’s Portland-area cleanups last weekend. In the Lloyd, Lloyd EcoDistrict, SOLVE and Veterans for Peace volunteers made excellent progress in cleaning up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, the surrounding areas. Skip to the bottom to see many […]

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Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Connected to the East Bank Esplanade, intersected by one of Portland’s busiest bikeways, and graced with expansive views of the Willamette River and the downtown skyline, Peace Memorial Park was established as a public place to honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Since we have joined in partnership with Veterans For Peace in […]

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Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

If you love bees, like open spaces, or just want to come by to check out the goats and help clean up the park for an hour please sign up and join us Saturday, August 10th between 9 am and 1 pm.   We will be providing breakfast, coffee, and snacks for volunteers. Please sign […]

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