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.

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

February 22

BEN KNIGHT
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

Get the Details!



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.


2015 Conference


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.






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 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













SUPPORT GLBD

Remember GLBD during the new year. Support GLBD! Let us continue to 'foster life-giving relationships, nurture connections and celebrate solutions that restore and heal Earth's communities'.

Your contributions helps GLBD continue to work. Check out the scholarships below - one of the many ways your funds help the greater community.

Thank you for your financial and personal support throughout the year.


SNAPSHOT OF 2015 CONFERENCE FINANCIALS



RECONNECTING EVENTS - FEBRUARY - FREE

Often at the end of our annual conference participants say "you should do this more often". We can only plan a conference once a year. However, we planned five Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share at our 11th annual conference.


All events (November, February, March & April) will be at MSU Center 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

All events are FREE.

BEN KNIGHT
Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Madame Cadillac/Denk Chapman
Host: Diana J. Nucera from Allied Media's Detroit Community Technology Project

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. Change-making communities, social movements and organizations have used it to make more than 25,000 decisions.


JENSINE LARSEN with SISTER ZEPH
Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Host: Diana J. Nucera

World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and Sister Zeph, an award-winning Pakistani digital crusader for girls' education, explain how their global network is harnessing the power of digital communication into a powerful force for change by connecting women from more than 190 countries - including those reaching out using Internet cafes and cell phones from remote rural areas and conflict zones. She will share her personal journey building World Pulse from a vision into a network now impacting over 2 million lives. She and Sister Zeph will show us how we can participate in this soulful digital revolution to unleash the true feminine intelligence of the planet.

Click Here for Venue Info plus all five events (2nd page of attachment)


ANNOUNCING GLORIA RIVERA OF GLBD HONORED

GLBD's own Gloria Riveria is among the honeers at the first annual Golden Beet Awards.

The Golden Beet Awards were held Thursday November 12, 2015
The Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council Presented the First Annual
Golden Beet Awards And Friendraiser

Congratulations Gloria!

Honorees
Mark Covington, Georgia Street Collective
Gloria Rivera IHM, Great Lakes Bioneers-Detroit
Renee Wallace, DOERS Inc.


BOOST RECYCLING EFFORTS IN MICHIGAN

GLBD would like to encourage our readers to donate to this program as an option for the holidays.

Celebrate America Recycles Day by giving the gift of a curbside cart!

Nov. 15 was the 18th annual America Recycles Day, billed by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful as "the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States."

We welcome any effort to boost recycling in Michigan, where our dismal residential recycling rate lags behind every other Great Lakes state and is near the bottom of the list nationwide.

Gov. Rick Snyder announced a plan last year to double the residential rate from 15 percent to 30 percent within two years. A lot of untapped potential for reaching the governor's goal lies in Detroit, which last year ended its longtime distinction as the largest American city without curbside recycling. All single-family homes in the city now are eligible to participate in the curbside program, but the $25 fee for a recycling cart prevents many households from taking part.

That's why MEC and Zero Waste Detroit partners set up a system earlier this year that lets you donate $25 or more to help Detroit families recycle. MEC and ZWD work with the city and its waste-hauling contractors to purchase and distribute the carts to households that have indicated a desire to recycle and a need for assistance to pay the fee. Every penny you give goes directly toward the purchase of a recycling cart. Since the program launch in April, generous supporters have put curbside recycling within reach for nearly 80 Detroit households.

It's quick and easy to make a secure online donation. You can do so by clicking here.



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.

READ OUR INFORMATION AND PRACTICES Q&A

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






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.





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.





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