Nov. 15 was the 18th annual America Recycles Day,
billed by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful as "the only nationally
recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the
We welcome any effort to boost recycling in Michigan, where our dismal residential recycling rate lags behind every other Great Lakes state and is near the bottom of the list nationwide.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a plan last year to double the residential rate
from 15 percent to 30 percent within two years. A lot of untapped
potential for reaching the governor's goal lies in Detroit, which last year ended its longtime distinction as the largest American city without curbside recycling. All single-family homes in the city now are eligible to participate in the curbside program, but the $25 fee for a recycling cart prevents many households from taking part.
That's why MEC and Zero Waste Detroit partners set up a system
earlier this year that lets you donate $25 or more to help Detroit families
recycle. MEC and ZWD work with the city and its waste-hauling contractors to
purchase and distribute the carts to households that have indicated a desire
to recycle and a need for assistance to pay the fee. Every penny you give goes
directly toward the purchase of a recycling cart. Since we launched the program in April, our generous supporters have put curbside recycling within reach for nearly 80 Detroit households.
It's quick and easy to make a secure online donation. You can do
so by clicking here.
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.
Coordinator/Teacher at Strawbale Studio outside Oxford, MI, just 1 hr north of Detroit.
248 628 1887 firstname.lastname@example.org 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