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

FEBRUARY 23

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.

February's Movie:
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she continually challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. .
Hosted by: Boggs Center

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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.


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

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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














MARCH & APRIL RECONNECTING EVENTS

March 11, 2015 - Wednesday

JEFFREY BRONFMAN
The Botanical Dimension of Our Human
Evolutionary Next Steps
Host: GLBD Office

Location: Hannan House
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201

The use of plants as food, medicine and construction material for human habitat is apparent to all, but the essential role certain plants play in human spiritual evolution is not well understood. Jeffrey Bronfman, an environmentalist, educator and founding member of Bioneers, has encountered the use of plants within numerous spiritual, ceremonial and religious contexts throughout the Western Hemisphere. He explores the vital role certain plants have in the development of human awareness at this critical moment in the state of the biosphere and our evolution as human beings.

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April 9, 2015 - Thursday

TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS
A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century
Host: GLBD Office


Location: Hannan House
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201

What might a different kind of power look and feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably, even beyond our own species? Conservationist, activist, and one of the nation's most beloved and acclaimed authors, Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer" who speaks eloquently for an ethical stance toward life, showing how environmental issues are social issues that become matters of justice. A scholar at the University of Utah and Dartmouth, she has been equally at home camping in the wilderness and being arrested for civil disobedience.

About Reconnecting Events: Often at the end of our annual conference participants say you should do this more often. Though we can only plan a conference once a year, we can plan some Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share during our 10th anniversary conference. We will hold these events in a variety of venues and partner with a local organization that is doing work related to the plenary presenter's topic.

All events are FREE and will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. weather permitting.


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.









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