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
Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age
Emerging in response to the need for a scalable way to make inclusive group decisions during the Occupy movement in 2011, Loomio, an activist-driven tech co-op, developed an open-source tool for democratic organizing now used by 80,000 people in 93 countries
JENSINE LARSEN with SISTER ZEPH
Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet
World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and Sister Zeph, an award-winning Pakistani digital crusader for girls' education, explain their global network reaching out using internet cafes and cell phones from remote areas and conflict zones in more than 190 countries. Sharing her journey building a network now impacting over 2 million lives.
Hosted by: Allied Media Project & Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit
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
I wish I could have attended ALL of the workshops!
I'll attend as long as it's around!
This conference answers some questions that I have had for a long time, as a native Detroiter.
The conference is great!
The annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference is one of the highlights of my year.
It exposes me to ideas, perspectives, practices, and solutions that I don't find anyplace else.
I think it is one of the most enlightened, dynamic, and forward thinking gatherings in the entire state of Michigan.
Hats off to Gloria Rivera and Paula Cathcart for organizing this important event every year.
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