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ORGANICS RECYCLING

We are working to build Detroit's soil by advocating for development of a diverse scale city-wide composting system that reclaims, diverts and repurposes food waste, yard waste, paper waste, and other compostables.  We envision using those "resources" to produce compost locally, and for using compost to create sustainable soil-based solutions to meet municipal and citizen's needs, and address environmental issues.  Detroiters' need good compost-enhanced soil for growing healthy local food; for landscaping our parks, open spaces and new development; for managing storm water (green infrastructure), controlling erosion and run-offs; for back-filling demolition sites; for planting trees; for cleaning our air.

2023 PRIORITIES & PROJECTS

  • Policy & Practice (Pilots)

  • Outreach, Education and Engagement

  • Earth Day Celebration & Awareness Events

BECOME A CARBON NEUTRAL CITY

 

Reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency building improvements, in alignment with the targets set forth in the United Nations Climate Change Paris Agreement.

SAVE MILLIONS IN ENERGY COSTS  

 

By tracking the energy use in Detroit buildings, owners and tenants have the information they need to become more energy efficient, saving money on utilities, reducing operating costs, and the pollution that threatens our air and climate.

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Core Team
Member Organizations 

  • Breathe Free Detroit

  • Detroit BSEED

  • Detroit City Planning Commission

  • EGLE

  • FoodPLUS Detroit

  • Georgia Street Community Collective

  • Gleaners 

  • Midtown Composting

  • Sustainable Community Farms

  • Wayne State University

 MEET THE TEAM

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Michelle Jackson

Sustainable Community Farms &

Small Ville Learning Farm

Chair 

 313-721-8220

Michelle.Jackson@smallvillefarms.com

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Gary Ringer

Joy Southfield CDC

Director of CED

ecoenvironmentalsolutions@gmail.com

Meeting
Join Us!

Monthly Meeting

Meetings are hosted virtually every

3rd Wednesday of the month

 2:00 - 3:00pm   Updates & Announcements

 3:00 - 4:00pm   Work Sessions, Speakers

       

2023 Meeting Dates

 

       August 16 | October 18 | December 20       

       

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Speak Out!

Take the
compost survey!

Meetings are hosted virtually every

3rd Wednesday of the month

 2:00 - 3:00pm   Updates & Announcements

 3:00 - 4:00pm   Work Sessions, Speakers

       

              

       

Coming soon!!!
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