GLBD | 2014
Often at the end of our annual conference participants say you should
do this more often. Though we can only plan a conference once a year,
we can plan some Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the
national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share during our
10th anniversary conference. We will hold these events in a variety of
venues and partner with a local organization that is doing work related to
the plenary presenter's topic.
All events are FREE and will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. weather permitting.
CECIL WILLIAMS &
Who Will Take Care of My
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Host: Barbara Beesley, IHM from Marygrove College
For 45 years, Reverend Cecil Williams, founder and Minister of Liberation
of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, and its
founding President Janice Mirikitani have created 87 groundbreaking
programs to provide human services to some of the Bay Area's most
disenfranchised communities. These renowned faith-based pathfinders
share their visions and strategies to address the pollution, economic
injustice, neglect and apathy that confront poor communities.
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.
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