GLBD EVENTS

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHTS ARE BACK

A FREE monthly gathering Celebrating the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and EARTH.

Watch the film and take part in a follow-up conversation.

Location:
MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Ave.
(313) 578-9700
Parking is available in the lot off Erskine Street

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
April 25

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
Rethinking Our Relationship to the Biosphere: A Utopian Vision of a New Economic Paradigm

We need to rethink and restructure our relationship with our planet to avoid endangering the integrity of the biosphere and risking the end of human civilization. This means reforming our economic system, which uses a market and trade system that underprices and degrades both people and the natural world. One of the great science fiction writers of our era will sketch an utopian scenario of a new economy.

Hosted by: GLBD Re-connecting Event

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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.)










GLBD | 2016

ANNOUNCING OUR RECONNECTING EVENTS

Often at the end of our annual conference participants say "you should do this more often". We can only plan a conference once a year. However, we planned five Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share at our 11th annual conference.


All events (November, February, March & April) will be at MSU Center 6:30 to 8:30pm.

As much as possible we will partner with a local organization that is doing work related to the plenary presenter's topic.

All events are FREE.

APRIL RECONNECTING EVENTS - FREE

Monday, April 25, 2016

Host: GLBD Re-connecting Event

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
Open-Source Development of Tools for Community Science

The coming century requires that we rethink and restructure our relationship with our planet to avoid endangering the integrity of the biosphere and risking the end of human civilization. This means reforming our economic system, which uses a market and trade system that systemically underprices and degrades both people and the natural world. How can we change that, and what would it look like if we did? One of the great visionary science fiction writers of our era will draw from his decades of work and thinking on this question to sketch a utopian but deeply informed and cogent scenario of a new economy for the coming decades.

Click Here for Venue Info plus all five events (2nd page of attachment)



GLBD ON GREEN RADIO

Listen to GLBD contribute to the Green Radio Network.

GLBD is featured on their program "Resistance".




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.

Take Action:

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
GLBD Coordinator