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Monday, November 6, 2023 

Wayne State University - Student Center

We can't wait to network and join together in-person again at this year's Sustainable Detroit Forum. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect and learn about the amazing sustainability work happening in the region. Lightning round presentations will be accompanied by an esteemed keynote speaker, an informative lunchtime panel discussion, a wide range of exhibits and a networking reception.

SDF Theme
Building Connections for a Resilient Detroit - Energize

We talk a lot about where energy is coming from, but energy is everywhere. To create real sustainability, we need to look to ourselves and where we are. 


Just saying the name of our fair city is electrifying. Like a lightning strike, let's ground this Detroit energy to build the type of future that stands strong in the face of climate change and the decisions we need to make for the future of the children of this city. Do you feel the energy?

It's time for movement. It's time for commitment. It's time for action.

We need to energize our businesses, our homes, and our vehicles by embracing renewable electrical energy while phasing out dependence on resources that need to be burned.

We need to energize our built environments with commitments to health for people and ecosystems, stability in the face of climate changes, and sustainability in materials and energy resources.

We need to energize our communities by developing responsive and supportive networks that support healthy relationships, climate preparedness, green jobs training, and keeping our home-grown resources circulating locally.

We need to energize our relationship to waste, not only by minimizing the harmful materials we use and discard, but by identifying the valuable local resource it can be when repurposed into materials that can support local recycled material entrepreneurs and soil building compost operations.

We need to energize our local entrepreneurs, makers, and growers by supporting circular networks that can build inspiration, collaboration, and nourishment.

We need to energize our place on this land by creating relationships with all the people who have made this area their home - throughout history and into the future - while acting to build regenerative relationships with the earth, water, and sky.

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

This event would not be possible without our amazing sponsors and exhibitors. Sign up today to support and be showcased at the Sustainable Detroit Forum.

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