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 St.

January 25th Movie:
The Future of Energy
A powerful documentary that explains the clean energy revolution happening right now and how we can do our part to bring the cleanest, safest, and cheapest energy to our communities. Following the 60 minute film, representatives of the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 will be on hand to discuss this enlightening and inspiring summary that arose out of The Solutions Project led by Dr. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University.

Hosted by: Alliance to Half Fermi 3 - ATHF3

Get the Details!



EARTH CHARTER DINNER RESCHEDULED

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 21, 2016

Earth Charter is an ethical foundation to help us continue to build the beloved community in Detroit.




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.

FEBRUARY RECONNECTING EVENTS - FREE

BEN KNIGHT
Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Madame Cadillac/Denk Chapman
Host: Diana J. Nucera from Allied Media's Detroit Community Technology Project

Emerging in response to the need for a scalable way to make inclusive group decisions during the Occupy movement in 2011, Loomio, an activist-driven tech co-op, developed an open-source tool for democratic organizing now used by 80,000 people in 93 countries. Change-making communities, social movements and organizations have used it to make more than 25,000 decisions.


JENSINE LARSEN with SISTER ZEPH
Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Host: Diana J. Nucera

World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and Sister Zeph, an award-winning Pakistani digital crusader for girls' education, explain how their global network is harnessing the power of digital communication into a powerful force for change by connecting women from more than 190 countries - including those reaching out using Internet cafes and cell phones from remote rural areas and conflict zones. She will share her personal journey building World Pulse from a vision into a network now impacting over 2 million lives. She and Sister Zeph will show us how we can participate in this soulful digital revolution to unleash the true feminine intelligence of the planet.

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