As the 1st certified EcoDistrict in Oregon, LED aims to make Lloyd the most sustainable neighborhood in North America by engaging the community, forming partnerships, and developing programs built on the pillars of equity, resilience, and climate protection.
Bottom Line for Portland
Climate change must be urgently addressed. Using Lloyd as a “living lab,” Lloyd EcoDistrict links policy and implementation, bringing progressive and meaningful action to residents, employees, small businesses, and the full spectrum of the community. Going beyond traditional sustainability measures, LED recognizes that environmental justice and equitable support are vital to the health of neighborhoods and strives to build programming and collaborative partnerships that resonate with our beloved community.
“I am writing to express … enthusiastic thanks for the role that Lloyd EcoDistrict played in rehabilitating the street painting…The event brought together residents of the neighborhood, including the residents of Calaroga Terrace and families from Irvington, the young mothers and children from the agency across the street, and others. Your equipment, materials, and design were first-class!”
- - K. Laird, President of Calaroga Terrace Community Association
“I’ve served on the board of Lloyd EcoDistrict for over 5 years now, and what I’ve seen more than anything else is that LED is a connector. Lloyd EcoDistrict connects people to the resources they need. It connects activists with funding. It connects artists with platforms. It connects business with community. Lloyd EcoDistrict connects the neighborhood. It’s a stellar example of what the EcoDistrict model can do.”
- - M. Hatfield, Vice-Chair of Lloyd EcoDistrict Board of Directors
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Home to the Moda Center, the Oregon Convention Center, and high-end development, Lloyd is also home to a higher-than-average houseless, senior, BIPOC, and low-income residential population. Lloyd EcoDistrict is deeply committed to equity, ensuring that our diverse community has equal access to opportunities and meaningful participation. Acknowledging Portland's history of discrimination, we actively support vulnerable groups and prioritize inclusivity, sustainability, and well-being for all. Through collaboration, we nurture partnerships with historically under-represented groups, ensuring their involvement in district changes and equitable distribution of benefits.
All donations will receive:
- - 1 Mike Bennett Studios sticker
- - Coupon for free drip coffee or $2 off all other coffee drinks at Green Bridge Coffee
- - Coupon for $5 off a bag of coffee beans at Keia & Martyn's Coffee
- - Coupon for 15% off a purchase at Way of Being.
Donations over $150 will receive:
- - All incentives listed above
- - A Mike Bennett Studios yard sign worth $35
Donations on Big Give Days will be entered into a drawing to receive:
Upright Brewing hosts our Holiday Happy Hours: Lagers for Lloyd and is providing the first drink on the house for same-day donations to Lloyd EcoDistrict.
Broadway Grill & Brewery is hosting our Move & Groove Karaoke Night and is providing the first drink on the house for same-day donations to Lloyd EcoDistrict.
Green Bridge Coffee is providing incentives to donors during our campaign; they believe in good coffee and giving back to the community from their home base on Holladay & 7th.
Keia & Martyn's Coffee is providing incentives to donors during our campaign; they brew specialty coffees and teas in their storefront in Lloyd Center.
Mike Bennett Studios is providing incentives to donors during our campaign; they are creators of public joy and are excited to bring their Painted Pines exhibit to Lloyd Center in early 2024.
Way of Being is a low waste shop in Lloyd Center selling everyday products that are locally and inclusively sourced, plastic-free, and ethically made with intentional ingredients.
Ukelele Portland is a music store in Lloyd Center that intends to make music accessible and fun to anyone. According to the founders, “Our passion is music, and our vehicle is the ukulele.”
Year Founded: 2009
Tax ID: 45-5114020
Lloyd EcoDistrict is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks.
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