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 - 2015

AUGUST 24th

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.

Location:
MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Ave.
(313) 578-9700
Parking is available in the lot off Erskine St.

August Movie:
Open Sesame the Story of Seeds
This film explores the deep connections we share with the tiny yet mighty seed. You will learn why we?ve lost so much seed diversity, and why that matters. You?ll meet seed savers, explore the open source seed movement, and hear from farmers fighting for the right to plant what they want. You?ll be inspired to help ensure we have the seeds we need for a resilient future.
Hosted by: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit

Get the Details!


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:
GLBD
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 river1143@comcast.net 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.
Thank You.


ANNOUNCING ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE THROUGH MICHIGAN INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT

Registration is now open for Michigan Interfaith Power & Light's 10th Annual Sustainability Conference: Green & Grow Your Congregation. Learn how to build a green team, how to make your house of worship more energy efficient, and how to get involved in clean energy advocacy.

Our inspiring speakers include Sr. Simone Campbell, "Nun on the Bus" and religious rockstar; Rev. George Heartwell, Grand Rapids Mayor and sustainability champion; and Valerie Brader, one of Michigan's leading energy experts.

Join us on Friday, October 9 at the Peoples Church in East Lansing!

Visit miipl.org/greenandgrow-2 for their website.

Get Event Details Here!





SAVE THE DATE - 11TH GLBD CONFERENCE

October 23 to 25 2015
Our eleventh annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference is in October. We shall see you there!


THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2014 CONFERENCE



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.

Take Action:

It is very important that during the spring and summer of 2014 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
GLBD Coordinator













CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!


Save time and register online.
Save money and register early.

Registration begins August 3rd! Register for your place in the 11th annual Bioneers Conference.
October 23 - October 25
Marygrove College | Detroit MI
8425 McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221
http://www.glbd.eventbrite.com



DETROIT SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

Join the Sustainability Summit for A Weekend of Visionary Organizing

Emerging the Beloved Community of Detroit

Modeling the United Nations celebration of International Day of Peace, including a consciousness raising march and a three day summit. The UN celebration recognizes peace is integral for raising consciousness of human rights and social justice in communities and around the world. The issues of Detroit are globally recognized human rights issues.

Detroit holds the potential to dialogue, envision and be a voice/platform for all of the world to hear - a fulcrum for a shift of paradigm. The Sustainability Summit aims to cocreate through vision, conscious dialogue and solutionary actions that alters our paradigm from surviving to prosperous collective interdependent sustainability.

Get the full details!

Read the CoSponsor Letter Here

WHEN
September 10-13

WHERE
Marygrove College
8425 McNichols
Detroit MI 48221

You may also visit the website - summit.citiesofpeacedetroit.com/



SEE GLBD'S OWN GLORIA RIVERA & PAULA CATHCART

Click on above video to see GLBD'S own Gloria Rivera & Paula Cathcart comment on Pope Francis's recent encyclical on global climate change.

PLENARIES ARE HERE! LEARN ABOUT THE
2015 CONFERENCE SESSIONS

All the info is here. Read about the people who are broadcasting clean energy, social justice, resilient coastal infrastructure, justice and healing toward wholeness, food, race and justice and more.

READ OUR INFORMATION AND PRACTICES Q&A

Address changes, endorsements, fiscal accountability, gift acceptance policy, funding...and more. Please read this GLBD document.


ANNOUNCING ART HAPPENINGS AT THE 2015 CONFERENCE

Friday October 23, 2015, 5:30 to 8:00 PM
OPENING ART EXHIBIT & RECEPTION
(LA Gallery 4th Floor)
Living Spaces. The show features the work of Aaron Jones and Nicole Davis exploring the use of alternative and environmentally friendly materials in urban design. Contact: Tim Gralewski tgralewski@marygrove.edu

Another art exhibit on campus in the Beyond Words Gallery (Marygrove College?s Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library) from Monday, October 12 through Friday, November 6. The Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up show demystifies today?s food making processes and its basic terms, and encourages everyone to make changes in their lives that will lead to healthier, safer and more sustainable food production now and in the future. The pop-up show is an attractive and creative way to begin the conversation about a societal move away from big agriculture and towards more ecologically sound practices in agriculture. The 24 images that comprise the show are available for loan to community members who would like to host the exhibit.

Enjoy another exhibit: All Beings Confluence, this banner exhibit will be at the GLBD 11th Annual conference October 23 to 25.


THE 2015 CONFERENCE BROCHURE IS HERE

Click brochure to download and view full conference info!



THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2014 CONFERENCE





DETROIT SUMMER WATER SHUTOFFS

http://vimeo.com/99499580

Water shutoffs are a serious issue and this piece tells the story well.
This past summer, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced that it would increase its shut-off campaign to 3000 shutoffs per week.


2014 MARKED THE GLBD 10th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Each year, GLBD brings together people from all areas of the sustainability movement. Whether you are a long-time activist or just curious, we hope you joined us for a weekend of learning and inspiration.




GLBD ON GREEN RADIO

Listen to GLBD contribute to the Green Radio Network.

GLBD is featured on their program "Resistance".



GREEN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is sponsoring a Green Communities Program.
Be a Green Leader in Grandmont Rosedale. Learn about this new program and how you can get involved.

At the offices of Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
19800 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48223

Find out more @ www.grandmontrosedale.com


BIONEERS

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) is a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network group. To learn more about Bioneers, visit www.bioneers.org.









Photo by Ellen Wara


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