GLBD is a regional chapter of the national organization, Bioneers. Founded in 1990, Bioneers seeks to highlight innovative approaches to environmental and social challenges. The organization believes that building connections between people who share a commitment to solving these issues can transform communities.

GLBD builds on that belief, focusing our energies and resources on the City of Detroit and Southeast Michigan. We believe in celebrating and understanding the connections we all have to each other, our environment, and social justice. Our mission, therefore, is to promote a sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections, and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth's communities.

We do this through a variety of strategies including:

At our annual conference, people from all areas of and levels of interest in the environment and social justice come together to learn, grow, and be inspired. This self-organized Bioneers event features tours, local presenters, and live video keynote speakers from the 22nd annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California.

Throughout the year, we offer ways for people to continue learning from each other. Visit our site for details about ongoing events and networking opportunities.


Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) is a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network group. To learn more about Bioneers, visit www.bioneers.org.


Email: river1143@comcast
Phone: (313) 717-6151

Mailing Address:
Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201

Michigan Green Leaders Award

Paula Cathcart, IHM and Gloria Rivera, IHM are among this year's sixteen Detroit Free Press 2011 Michigan Green Leaders.

They have been recognized for their work to help build sustainable communities through Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit.