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.
RECONNECTNG EVENT - FEBRUARY 26TH
Often at the end of our annual conference participants say "you should do this more often". They are in some sense correct. So, here is what we can do to stay connected and extend the conference experience through March 2017. We have planned three Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share at our 12th annual conference.
Note: All events will be at MSU Center.
As much as possible we will partner with a local organization that is
doing work related to the plenary presenter's topic.
All events are FREE and part of our Monthly Free Movie Night.
3408 Woodward Ave.
6:30 to 8:30
Safe Parking at MSU lot on Simpson Street - one block from MSU Center, off of Woodward Ave.
BRING A YOUNG PERSON TO THE FILM!
What We Are Fighting For?
Panel of young people doing work in Detroit
Monday, February 26, 2017
MSU Center 6:30 to 8:30 pm
"Revolution is on the horizon, and youth are rising with the oceans to lead the movements that will shape our future," says Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year old Indigenous rapper and environmental activist (since age 6). He's the award-winning youth director of Earth Guardians, a rapidly growing international organization of young activists, artists and musicians committed to protecting water, air, land and atmosphere. He has organized many rallies, actions, demonstrations and events. He travels globally to speak about environmental and Indigenous issues, including at the United Nations with Robert Redford. He'll bring alive the unparalleled intergenerational movement emerging to save our planet, as youth globally join hearts and hands against some of the world's most powerful industries to take a stand for the future and build resilient communities.
FROM THE CONFERENCE
From our Youth Groups - Young Bioneers
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