Green Lents is a community-led non-profit organization serving the Lents and surrounding neighborhoods in outer Southeast Portland. Green Lents’ mission is to provide volunteer, education, and leadership opportunities to create thriving and sustainable communities. Green Lents projects are led by committed volunteer leaders, and include bioswales, pollinator habitat enhancement projects, a new community orchard at SE 87th & the Springwater Corridor Trail, and a community tool library that provides the neighborhood with free access to home, garden and auto tool loans and “do-it-yourself” resources. Green Lents is committed to enhancing volunteer-led projects that directly benefit local communities while building organizational capacity to sustain these projects for the long-term.
The Foster Green EcoDistrict is a collaborative effort of multiple neighborhood associations and community organizations in the Foster-Lents area in mid- to outer-southeast Portland. Foster Green serves as an umbrella for coordinating myriad sustainability efforts in the Foster-Lents region, as well as a hub for resource-sharing and collective visioning to build deep, effective partnerships that nourish community cohesion.
The Livable Lents Initiative is a program of Green Lents. Livable Lents combines a community-wide Listening Project and Livability Action Pledge to connect the community members of Lents to their neighbors, local organizations, small businesses, and city and state bureaus, all in the name of creating a more Livable Lents!