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.

   MEET THE TEAM   

Hands in the Soil

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

 

2021 Priorities and 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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Michelle Jackson

Sustainable Community Farms &

Small Ville Learning Farm

Chair 

 313-721-8220

Michelle.Jackson@smallvillefarms.com

   Core Team | MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS   

Meeting
Join Us!

Monthly Meeting

2021 Meeting Dates

  January 27 | February 24 | March 24 

  April  28 | May 27 |  June 2

July 22 |  August 26 | September 23 

October 28| November 25 |  December 29           

       

Meetings are hosted virtually every

4th Wednesday of the month

 2:00 - 3:00pm   Updates & Announcements

 3:00 - 5:00pm   Work Sessions, Speakers

       

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Take the

compost survey!

              

       

Meetings are hosted virtually every

4th Wednesday of the month

 2:00 - 3:00pm   Updates & Announcements

 3:00 - 5:00pm   Work Sessions, Speakers

       

Coming soon!!!