Celebrating Sustainable Communities

ANNOUNCING 10TH ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

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 details.



GAIL WORCEL RETREAT

Teilhard de Chardin wrote:
"There is a new kind of human emerging on Earth, a type of human who is attracted to the future, who has a flame of expectation in the heart and is yearning to express MORE. These humans are in touch with the impulse to reach out, connect, go beyond..they are feeling into a new template for humanity. That which is possible for us as an emergent species in an unfolding Universe."

Is there a flame of expectation in your heart? Are you yearning to come together with others in a new way to unleash the potential and possibility that lies deep within our sacred humanity? Join us for this three-day retreat as we discover ourselves at the heart of the universe, in the heart of God, together evolving toward the fullness of love.

Sunday Sept. 13, 6:30pm - Tuesday Sept. 15, 4pm
IHM Motherhouse
Maxis Community Room
610 W. Elm Ave.
Monroe, Mich

Registration Deadline: Sept. 2
Registration fee: $120* and includes lunches
*Financial assistance is available.
To register, contact River House at 734-240-5494 or
riverhouse@ihmsisters.org

Get the Retreat Information

Sister Gail Worcelo is co-founder of Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt. Mentored by the late Passionist priest Thomas Berry, the Monastery is a new emergence in the Catholic tradition that seeks to give expression to a theology rooted in the evolutionary dynamism of an unfolding universe.

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.)






ANNUAL BIKE TOUR OF DETROIT URBAN GARDENS & FARMS

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY WITH Keep Growing Detroit. 18TH ANNUAL TOUR OF DETROIT URBAN GARDENS & FARMS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5TH.

Join KEEP GROWING DETROIT on a bus or bike tour visiting a sampling of our city's 1,400 urban gardens & farms and celebrate how gardeners, entrepreneurs, and food-focused organizations are working together to grow a beautiful and thriving food system.

All tours will leave from Eastern Market Shed 3, located east of Russell Street between Adelaide and Division Streets. Check-in begins at 5:00pm and tours will leave at 6:00pm sharp.

After the tour, a reception featuring locally-grown food and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide attendees with a taste of Detroit?s delicious culinary landscape.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. The fee for the tour, paid when you register, is a sliding scale $15-$100.

More information here.

You may register here.


COUNCIL OF CANADIANS EVENT

The Council of Canadians invites you to: Annual Conference and Business Meeting
October 23-25, 2015 Windsor, Ontario

Friday October 23, 2015 - ImagiNations: Reframing Our Collective Future
St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
5:30 - 7:00 Registration - Main Lobby
7:00 - 9:15 Public Forum - Dieppe Room

Agenda: Welcome from Chief Louise Hillier, Caldwell First Nation
Featuring keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Pamela D. Palmater, Associate Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor
  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians

Suggested donation for Friday evening event: $15 or pay what you can.
All are welcome.

For more information about the rest of the conference: http://canadians.org/conference

Registration begins: August 5.


ALL BEINGS CONFLUENCE WORKSHOPS AND ART EXHIBIT

"All Beings Cofluence" is an interactive community project in which an entire space is filled with sheer fabric panels, hung closely together. Each is an image of a living Being, representing more than 250 species thus far, created by numerous individuals. The pieces are arranged in such a way that no single Being is seen without seeing others through or adjacent to it - a strong metaphor for interdependence and self-organization of ecosystems. Since its inception in 2010, All Beings Confluence has grown to be 250+ panels and has been seen by more than 4,600 people in 32 locations across North America.

Anyone who wants to make a panel is invited to do so.

Get all the info on this great event.

Workshop One
Thursday, Sept. 17- Sunday, Sept. 20
9 am - 4 pm

Workshop Two
Monday, Sept. 21 - Tuesday, Sept. 22
9 am - 4 pm
and Thursday, Sept. 24 - Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

IHM Motherhouse Art Room
610 W. Elm Ave.

SPECIAL NOTE: This All Beings Confluence exhibit will be at the GLBD 11th Annual conference October 23 to 25.



ROCKET STOVE - OUTDOOR COOKER

Rocket Stove - his is an easy-to-build and efficient little stove for cooking outdoors! Constructed of bricks and some metal stove pipe with purlite or ash insulation between, this is a really fast way to turn the heat from sticks into a fire that is ready to go instantly.

You can find out more at the Strawbale Studio strawbalestudio.org
Workshops on Rocket Stove & Fire devices: Nov 8 & 9. 2014 and Jan 24 & 25, 2015.
If there is interest, a workshop can be scheduled to construct this stove on site or another location.

Deanne Bednar
Coordinator/Teacher at Strawbale Studio outside Oxford, MI, just 1 hr north of Detroit.
248 628 1887
ecoartdb@gmail.com
strawbalestudio.org.

Classes, internships, potlucks & more.

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



Behind Kitchen Doors

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Detroit Food Policy Council

The Annual Food Report of the DFPC is now available. Access the full report at www.detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net