Our People

We stand on the collective shoulders of Detroit’s environmental and environmental justice community

The organizations and individuals involved in this phase of creating a Detroit Environmental Agenda want to acknowledge that we work in collaboration with many other organizations and individuals who have a deep commitment to environmental justice and improving the environment in Detroit. Many organizations participated in the Environmental Summit on May 5, 2011, which was the springboard for the need for continued action and the impetus for developing a Detroit Environmental Agenda.

Funded by  Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation & The Kendeda Fund

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Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice works with communities to create cleaner, healthier and safer neighborhoods. DWEJ envisions Detroit as a vibrant urban center in SE Michigan where all thrive in environmental, economic, and social health. We aim to foster sustainable communities by:

  • Reducing health hazards
  • Encouraging sustainable development
  • Influencing economic vitality in the communities we serve



Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit

GLBD’s mission is to promote sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections, and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth’s communities.




Michigan Environmental Council

Michigan’s environment – it is more than simply our beautiful natural resources. It is the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we grow food on, and the neighborhoods we live in. The Michigan Environmental Council works to protect these key systems; they sustain our Great Lakes state’s people and economy.




Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance

MTGA is a non-profit organization that shall foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.




Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

SDEV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to improve the environment and strengthen the economy of Southwest Detroit.




The Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition is a community-initiated organization with an elected community board working to ensure that the Delray community in Southwest Detroit receives protections and community benefits with the NITC Bridge.


Recycle Here!

Recycle Here!

Recycle Here! was formed in 2005 to address the need for recycling options in the City of Detroit. What began as a grassroots, neighborhood, recycling event has evolved into a city-wide, fully-funded, neighborhood recycling program.


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WARM Training Center

WARM Training Center is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of resource efficient, affordable, healthy homes and communities through education, training, and technical assistance. WARM’s services include: education, technical assistance, green jobs training, and resources.



Zero Waste Detroit

Zero Waste Detroit

Zero Waste Detroit is a coalition of local organizations advocating curbside recycling, a materials recovery system which will bring new jobs and economic development to the city, and an end to waste incineration.




Data Driven Detroit

Data Driven Detroit provides accessible high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making.