GLBD | Detroit MI
Welcome to Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit - GLBD
GLBD promotes collaboration and networking among SE Michigan individuals and organizations working on sustainability and eco-justice issues.
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHTS
A FREE monthly gathering Celebrating the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and EARTH.
Watch the film and take part in a follow-up conversation.
MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Ave.
Parking is available in the lot off Erskine Street
NOVEMBER 21st (3rd Monday)
THE MAN WHO STOPPED THE DESERT
Farmer Yacouba Sawadogo struggles to maintain his livelihood in the increasingly harsh land of northern Burkina Faso (Sahel region) that has suffered from desertification as over-farming, overgrazing, and overpopulation resulted in heavy soil erosion and drying. Yacouba Sawadogo has worked for more than 30 years spread by reviving an ancient farming technique called zai. Zai is a very simple and low-cost method, involving using a shovel or axe to break up the ground and dig small holes, which are then filled with compost and planted with seeds of trees, millet, or sorghum.
Hosted by: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
GLBD CONFERENCE NEWS
Hear from Young Bioneers attending our conference!
Also, we have all of the Exhibitors and Vendors supporting this year's conference. Check them out today.
COMMENTS FROM OUR CONFERENCE
Your history of 'better than last year' compels me to plan to attend/participate/anticipate next year's GLBD Conference.
Very well organized!
Loved the tour of southwest Detroit. The discussions about race were very enlightening and inspiring.
The conference is great!
Marygrove - beautiful campus and dining room. Outstanding food -- remarkable! Thank You.
It exposes me to ideas, perspectives, practices, and solutions that I don't find anyplace else.
There was a high energy and sense of dedication by young people as well as "seasoned" activists.
I enjoyed the Off Grid in Detroit Learnshop and the time to be still and reflect and let session sink in. Peter Hammer was also EXCELLENT!
The inspiration and info I get helps me travel through the obstacles and share with others in my life. Thank you for all your hard work and great organizing and love.
RECURRING DONATIONS - NEW FEATURE
Some of our conference attendees have asked how they can contribute monthly to assist in GLBD's efforts. Please know you may do so by clicking on the Donate Button below. Once you are at the PayPal site, you may select a recurring donation or a one time donatin. Thank you for your support!
Alternatively, you may mail your check or money order to:
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201
GLBD's work depends on a "gift" economy: the gift of time from numerous volunteers, the gift of talents and skills from conference presenters, the gift of artists, chefs, farmers, the support of our sponsors, exhibitors and vendors. Contact Gloria Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can be a part of GLBD.
We also need and value your financial gift. Your tax-deductible donation helps us bring the conference and ongoing events to Detroit each year.
YOUR BIONEERS RADIO FEATURING GLBD'S GLORIA RIVERA
Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera
The citizens of Detroit are challenging the failed policies that have long favored corporate wealth over the well being of city residents. Leading change-makers Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady and Sister Gloria Rivera are seeding community resilience with one of the most robust urban agricultural movements in the U.S., while contradicting the manipulative media narratives that justify oppression.
Listen to the program
REFUSE COLLECTION - CITY OF DETROIT
Important Refuse Collection Announcement from the City of Detroit - collections are for residents only, not businesses or large apartment buildings. (Click above image for announcement.)
WHAT'S THAT SMELL?
The Detroit Incinerator, located near I-75 and I-94, has been a major odor nuisance to residents living in the area. In 2010 the incinerator was bought and renamed Detroit Renewable Energy in an effort to "green wash" the facility although it remains a toxic, polluting facility. Zero Waste Detroit (ZWD) a coalition supported by Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit advocates for the City of Detroit to move toward a waste recovery system and away from incineration. ZWD members work hard to hold Detroit Renewable Power accountable for their actions.
When residents in the neighborhood began to complain of odors coming from the incinerator shortly after it re-opened, ZWD engaged the community to report this information to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). As a result, Detroit Renewable Power has received nine notices of odor violation and was tasked with making repairs to their facility to eliminate the extreme odor.
It is very important that residents living around the incinerator stay diligent in reporting any odors in their neighborhood.
. Report foul odors in Midtown: If you smell garbage in the air in Midtown, you may smell air pollution from the Incinerator at I-75 and I-94. Please report this to the MDEQ at 313-456-4712 or after hours call 800-292-4706.
Together we can make a difference!
Gloria Rivera, IHM