Detroit Bans Fracking

Sustainability Ninja

Detroit’s City Council has made history in Michigan by becoming the first in the state to pass a resolution supporting a ban on fracking. Detroit joins 65 other municipalities across the US who have taken a stand against the environmentally disastrous practice. Detroit sent a strong message indicating that a ban on fracking is necessary to protect public health and preserve Michigan’s natural resources,” said Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch.

Detroit Shelter Offers Rehab for Former Fight Dogs


The Detroit Dog Rescue Shelter is not only saving stray dogs from the city’s streets, but it’s also offering rehabilitation programs for fighting dogs. The shelter, which was formed in 2011 and Read More The post Detroit Shelter Offers Rehab for Former Fight Dogs appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News


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America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Green (Living) Review

This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End. Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city. MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard.

Putting Detroit on the (Literary) Map. ~ Kim Haas

Elephant Journal

People are often so quick to play the blame game with Detroit—writing it off instead of trying to make a difference. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) cities Detroit literary map Philadelphia Write a House

Detroit Shelter Offs Rehab for Former Fight Dogs


The Detroit Dog Rescue Shelter is not only saving stray dogs from the city’s streets, but it’s also offering rehabilitation programs for fighting dogs. The shelter, which was formed in 2011 and Read More The post Detroit Shelter Offs Rehab for Former Fight Dogs appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Cloud of Pet Coke Dust Blows over Detroit River

Sierra Club Compass

Video surfaced this week of a big nasty cloud of pet coke dust blowing off a huge pile of the petroleum by-product that sits along the edge of the Detroit River in Detroit. The massive pile comes from the Marathon Oil Company's refining of tar sands at its Detroit refinery, and it's been getting a lot of attention over the past few months.

A century ago, Detroit’s “potato patch mayor” knew how to ride out hard times

Green (Living) Review

I’d been passing by the statue here in Detroit for days now without noticing it, but today something — the gloomy weather, maybe — made me slow down and read the inscription. A gallant soldier, an enterprising and successful citizen, four times elected mayor of Detroit, twice governor of Michigan. Growing up in metro Detroit, I had learned two things about Detroit’s history: 1. Detroit used to be French, and 2.

Hantz Farms:Detroit's Saving Grace


Hantz Farms, the biggest proposed urban farm ever, is setting out to reinvigorate Detroit's blight filled neighborhoods and stimulate its economy. Supported by Hantz Group, this farm is what Detroit's dwindling population so desperately needs

Police Investigating Detroit Rapper After ‘Animal Fighting’ Brag Video


Detroit Rapper “Young Calicoe” is getting himself some well-deserved attention from authorities after a sick video was posted online featuring him giving a tour of his collection of “fighting” animals. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Dearborn Detroit Michigan North America The Americas United States Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit Atmosphere Hospitality Management Green Travel News Reuters Stash How can frequent travelers earn free stays and other perks at cool green hotels that aren''t part of big chains? Enter the nation''s largest point-based loyalty program for indie hotels. Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

A Requiem for Detroit?

The Green Changemakers

A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit. by Grace Lee Boggs [link] "The new American Dream emerging in Detroit is a deeply-rooted spiritual and practical response to the devestation and dehumanization created by the old dream," says Boggs. The new documentary, Requiem for Detroit? Requiem for Detroit? A number of Detroiters, black and white, comment throughout. I hope Requiem for Detroit?

The Somerset Collection: Toulouse Gets Lost in Detroit

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Saturday, November 7, 2009 The Somerset Collection: Toulouse Gets Lost in Detroit “Toulouse lost? Then Toulouse and I drove to Detroit for a high-brow marketing meeting that my publisher set up for us. Luckily for me, I spotted several of Detroit’s finest in the coffee and donut shop next door and sashayed over to them…. Detroit was never the same; neither was Toulouse.

What happened to this Detroit Man when a Policeman Pulled him Over.

Elephant Journal

I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant. The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance. I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only

Urban Farming holds out the promise of renewal for Detroit

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A Michigan-based financial group has announced ambitious plans to turn large swathes of crime-ridden Detroit into urban farmland. When one mentions Detroit most people will immediately think about the auto industry or music. Ultimately, the Hantz Group is looking at turning up to 10,000 acres of inner city Detroit - almost a 10th of the city's 143-square-mile area - into urban farmland.

Urban Farming in Detroit: Sowing Seeds of Hope in the Motor City ?


Once held up as the epicentre of industrialised mass production, Detroit has for decades been portrayed as a failed economy beset with every kind of urban problem. However, recent years have seen a different narrative emerging, with some observers embracing the idea of Detroit as an “urban laboratory”, a city that provides opportunities to experiment with cutting-edge urban practices.

It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore

Green Home Blog

It’s called compromise, and in ravaged Detroit, which once got fat and rich on American automobile manufacture, a rising movement sees people taking over abandoned lots and planting vegetables for home consumption and sale. At that point, the greening of Detroit will be literal instead of figurative. But Detroit isn’t the only city hard-hit by the recession. Tagged: Detroit , Edible Schoolyard , recession , San Bernardino , Stockton , urban gardens.

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Canadian Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra Wins at 2012 Toronto Auto Show

Eco Auto Ninja

Only a month after being named the 2012 North American car of the year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai Elantra has won the 2012 Canadian Car of the Year award. Fuel Efficient Government / Industry Detroit Auto Show Hyundai Elantra Toronto Auto ShowSteve Kelleher, Hyundai Auto Canada president, said the win was a “vindication for all the effort Hyundai designers and engineers invested into the project.”

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Chrysler Hybrid 300 Sedan Planned for 2013 Release

Eco Auto Ninja

But at this years Detroit Auto Show , Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler said “We will offer a hybrid variant of the 300 equipped with an eight-speed automatic in 2013″ With the plans for the 300, it seems that hybrids are back in favor at Chrysler. 1 2 ► Hybrids Chrysler chrysler 300 chysler hybrid Detroit Auto ShowChrysler is not the number one brand name that comes to head when you think about hybrids.

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Little Green Corvette: Four Sweet, Fuel-Efficient Cars at the Detroit.

Mother Jones

Little Green Corvette: Four Sweet, Fuel-Efficient Cars at the Detroit Auto Show. 16, 2013 3:06 AM PST Tweet Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. But the simple fact that the Stingray, one of the gas-guzzling belles of the Detroit ball, takes even one step in a green direction is a sign of how deep the efficiency paradigm has penetrated the auto industry, says industry analyst Don Anair.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 12

Conservancy Talk

The invasive emerald ash borer in Detroit has brought a surge in woodpeckers. Detroit Free Press ). Animals Biodiversity Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Global Warming Insects Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy cartoons to engage the public CNN Daily Mail detroit free press emerald ash borer Mars Mongabay National Geographic navy north america''s rarest birds perseids perseids meteor shower shrike space travel

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Slaughtered to Extinction

10,000 Birds

There is a great article about Passenger Pigeons by Bill Loomis in The Detroit News today. It is well worth a read. Asides

Tips for Driving Greener: Save Money & Help the Planet

Green Living Ideas

On the heels of the big annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, It’s fun to think about the possibility of getting a new car. The Detroit auto show and my participation in it were timely this year, because I am in fact looking for a new car as mine was trashed by a large oak tree during Sandy. Read about the Green Divas in Detroit and see a few fun pics.

GM Influencer Round Up: Top Green Highlights from the North American International Auto Show

The Green Samaritan

It was very exciting to receive an invitation from General Motors to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as part of their Influencer Group. After a well- organized two days. See the full post and more at Green Living

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

10,000 Birds

Piping Plover Pilsner: The Detroit Zoological Society and Griffin Claw Brewing Co. The beer is named for the Piping Plover ( Charadrius melodius ), a now-scarce Great Lakes breeder, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will support wildlife conservation efforts by the The Detroit Zoological Society. The beer is available as a limited release in the greater Detroit area.

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GM Commits to Chevy Bolt Production

The Green Samaritan

As a follow up to the surprise reveal of the Chevy Bolt EV concept car in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, General Motors North America President Alan Batey confirmed today. See the full post and more at Auto Industry Green Living

Basketball Great John Salley Featured in New Vegan Campaign


“Real Vegans,” part of a new campaign by VegMichigan, features real life vegans, including basketball legend John Salley, on billboards in and around Detroit. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Vegan john salley

Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

10,000 Birds

Well, even though it’s blended in Detroit, Michigan, Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum from Two James Spirits gives us just that.

The Rise of Urban Farms

Green (Living) Review

I bet the last place you’d think to look for farm land would be inside a major industrial city, such as… oh, say… Detroit. The city of Detroit has for years been the poster child for urban blight: having lost 25 percent of its population over the last decade and with roughly 40 of the city’s 139 square miles vacant, according to The Detroit Free Press. history, Detroit is rebranding itself as the D.I.Y.

Motown to Growtown

Green (Living) Review

Reforestation and urban farms could help secure Detroit''s future. Four years ago, Detroit businessman John Hantz received national attention when he announced his plans to create the world''s largest urban farm in Detroit. After 4 years of negotiating with the city and meeting with neighbors, Hantz Farms was finally able purchase 1,400 vacant city-owned lots on Detroit''s lower east side for half a million dollars.

Wu-Tang Members Love This Vegan Restaurant


The owners of Detroit Vegan Soul were happy to pose with the boys, and serve them up some of their best animal-free dishes. The brand is currently planning expansion to meet their demand, opening a second location in Detroit’s Grandmont-Rosedale area, BLAC Detroit reports. Cover Photo from BLAC Detroit. Maybe they should put out an “Enter the Vegan Restaurant” album.

College Admissions Scandal…When Will We Be Enough?

Elephant Journal

When I was in high school and living in Detroit, all I wanted to do was go to New York and get out of town. I’ve been thinking a great deal about the college admissions scandal and it really boggles my mind. Not because I’m surprised but more because it brings back memories. I figured […].

Super Creative Organic Urban Gardens Around the World: Who Needs Biotech?

Green (Living) Review

Here are some off-the-(biotech)-chain gardens that will get our creative juices flowing so that we can carry the dream of living pesticide and GMO-free, further: Everyone who has kept abreast of national news has heard of the urban blight that has devastated Detroit. Food Field is an urban farm in the middle of central Detroit.

Creating a Life Purpose Statement.

Elephant Journal

A good 6 months ago I was sitting in a Whole Foods Market in Midtown Detroit with a friend when I happened to meet truly, the world’s most interesting man. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today awareness exercise finding purpose life purpose meaning true calling

Daily Demand and Supply: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

Environmental Economics

That pace is just barely ahead of the 15,000 Volts DOE predicted would be on the nation’s highways in 2011, and far below the department’s 120.000 goal for 2013 even though the Detroit automaker  loses up to $49,000 on each Volt it manufactures. According to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) “February 2011 Status Report,” General Motors was supposed to produce and sell 120,000 Chevrolet Volts in 2013 to keep pace with the president’s goal.

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Sexy Electric Bicycle Debut!

Green Living Ideas

It just debuted at the Detroit auto show! Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show (via Gas 2.0 ). The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. As a daily bike commuter, nothing makes me happier than skipping past traffic and enjoying the fresh air on my morning commute. Lucky for me, I live in a pretty flat area of my city.

For some, Fast Food would be a Step Up.

Elephant Journal

“This guy is a reporter on Fox 2 here in Detroit. His name is Charlie LeDuff. He is f*cking awesome.” ” (video) This is journalism. Personal, feeling, accurate, investigative, fair, and full of humor and love. “Charlie LeDuff Eats Cat Food.” ” The follow up. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Food

Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

10,000 Birds

But I did have what comes close to qualifying as a Proustian moment in finding this week’s featured beer: 313 Polish Lager from Grand River Brewery of Detroit, Michigan. According to an explanation by Grand River brewer John Hebda-Burtka printed on the can, 313 Polish Lager is “an homage” to his “hard-working [Polish] ancestors that powered the [Detroit] 313 area code.”

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Mercedes unveils electric drivetrain of SLS AMG E-Cell


Last year at the Detroit Motor Show , Mercedes unveiled its SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Sports Car. Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG E-Cell electric vehicle at Detroit. Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its next-gen electric vehicle, the SLS AMG E-Cell, at Detroit 2011. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products.

2012 Chevy Volt Production Tripled

Eco Auto Ninja

GM production facilities have started building the 2012 Chevy Volt in Detroit again. The Michigan plant hasn’t produced a Volt for a month now but are returning to it hard by producing them at triple the previous rate. The increase in Volt production is critical to GM competing against other plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. By the end of June the Nissan Leaf had outsold the Chevy Volt by 3,875 to 2,745 cars.

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The First Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the U.S. Could Serve As A Model for Urban Development

Green (Living) Review

In Detroit, Michigan, “the first sustainable urban agrihood” in the U.S. Could fresh, healthy, affordable food be the future of urban neighborhood development? centers around an edible garden, with easily accessible, affordable produce offered to neighborhood residents and the community. Each year, this urban farm provides fresh, free produce to 2,000 households within two square miles of the farm. They also supply food to local markets, restaurants, and food pantries.

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Racer

Eco Auto Ninja

Porsche recently showed off their 918 Hybrid Racer in Detroit. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR is a development from the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder combined in a super sports car, with a V8 engine taken from Porsche’s Spyder coupe that gets 563 horsepower at 10,300 RPM. There are two electric motors driving the front wheels, which kicks the horsepower up to 767.

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Sectional Sofas Made for Small(ish) Apartments

Green Furniture Home Design

Gold Sparrow Detroit Convertible Sectional. Do you live in an apartment or a house with a smaller living room, so you didn’t think you’d ever find a sectional sofa that would fit your slightly smaller space? Well, I’ve got excellent news for you. I’ve been in the same situation, more than once, so I know exactly what kind of sectional will work for you! And best of all, I’ve scoured the web to find some gorgeous examples of smaller-sized sectional couches!

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Ashhole update

Environmental Economics

Ash borers were first discovered in 2002 near Detroit, where they likely had hitched a ride in wooden packing crates shipped from China. I wonder if any NC State economists think this one is exaggerated ? Several dead or dying ash trees dot lawns along Canterbury Road, but only one has drawn the attention of Upper Arlington city arborists. Last week, Jim Lekoy and Scott Conover pointed to a dead limb in one backyard that hangs over a set of power lines.