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
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 St.
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. This story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed.
Hosted by: The Greening of Detroit
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.
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.
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.
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