Free Events

Frequently at the end of the annual conference participants say "You should do this more often". So, we have heard you and have scheduled Five Re-connecting Events featuring the plenary speakers we were not able to share at the conference as well as a person or organization from our local community doing similar work.

All events are FREE and will be from 5 to 6:30 PM. The first two will be at Marygrove College. 2014 venues will be announced. Save the dates. Get All Reconnecting Events


We will have a White House Dinners. At the moment the suggestion is for people to save the following dates March 25, April 8 and April 22 6 to 8 PM.

We are collaborating with COLORS restaurant.

More details soon.

Announcing our 10 Anniversary Conference this year - 2014

GLBD | 2014

Monday Community Movie Nights - Monday April 28, 2014

A FREE monthly Gathering celebrating the connections between health, the environment, agriculture, food security, the economy & our community.

Popcorn and Refreshment! Discussions after the Movie!

Blue Gold
Blue Gold Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars. The film follows numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. Discussion after the film will focus on the privatization of Detroit's water system.

hosted by: People's Waterboard Coalition
MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward
Parking is available on Woodward and in the lot off Erskine St.

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We gather every month on the 3rd or 4th Monday from 6:30 - 8:30pm


The Nature of Innovation

April 9th
250 Alger
Detroit, MI, 48202

As a boy in Australia, Jay Harman noticed that nature's favorite form is the spiral. From the shape of galaxies and hurricanes to how blood flows through your veins to how water goes down a drain, this ancient sacred form - the Golden Mean - has preoccupied a lineage from indigenous peoples to Plato, Pythagoras, Descartes and Da Vinci. Harman had the genius to apply nature's favorite form to industrial design. Through starting numerous biomimicry firms and research conducted for his acclaimed new book, The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation. He'll share inspiring examples of companies and governments that are adopting biomimicry and how it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature.

Local Communitry Representative is TBD

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