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.
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.
THE 2014 GLBD BROCHURE IS HERE
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 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
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10th Annual GLBD Conference
2014 October 24-26
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.
See you there on October 24, 25 and 26th!
As we continue 2014, I am asking you to consider a tax deductible donation.
Please make an online donation.
Or mail your check or money order to:
4750 Woodward Ave. #306
Detroit, MI 48201
Thank you for your financial and personal support throughout the year.
Let us continue to 'foster life-giving relationships, nurture connections and celebrate solutions that restore and heal Earth's communities'.
May you have a peace-filled 2014!
Gloria Rivera, IHM
2013 CONFERENCE REPORT
View Detailed Report
Please note: Above graphic shows that we gave $7,405 in scholarships.
As many of you know, we are committed to making GLBD financially accessible to everyone interested in attending our annual conferences. Our rates reflect this. Reduced rates are available for activists, seniors, teachers and students. We have scholarships for youth and persons with low income.
As the detailed report shows, Scholarships are one of the main categories in our expense pie.
Help us replenish our scholarship fund, your contribution is tax deductible. See donation info above (top of page)to contribute to this effort.