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Thank you to everyone that joined the 6th annual Sustainable Detroit Forum that took place virtually on Wednesday, September 28th.  We were so fortunate to once again come together as a community to learn and share.  

Here are some of the sessions that were recorded for your learning experience:

Opening Keynote Recording and Important Links -  Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome

Ally to Community, Not Savior in Environmental Practices in Low-Income Communities - Angela A. Moore

Cultivating Connections in the Goodstock Community - Loretta Powell

Elmwood Circle Forest: Habitat Restoration in the Shadow of Incineration - Patrick Crouch

Importance of Social Equity in Green Building Practices - Angela A. Moore

Roof top Oasis - a Transformation for Health & Wellness - Anne M. Cox

Wayne State University STEM Innovation Learning Center achieves LEED Gold - Kyle Rieth and Chaderique Menard

Working together matters Sustainability and community in Goodstock - Tammara Howard

Here are some of the PowerPoint slides for your learning experience:

All-Electric Home in Detroit - Kendal Kuneman and Chris McTaggart

Building for the Future with Efficient Capital | A Case Study of Development Done Right in Downtown Detroit - Kyle Peczynski and Mark Bennett

Connecting Past & Future: Designing for NetZero at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Brittany Fiema and Francesca Price

Detroit Energy Benchmarking Ordinance - Ben Dueweke

Detroit Recycles - Madi Kraus

Higher Purpose: How to maximize urban food streams - Danielle Todd

Lessons Learned in Municipal Sustainability Work
 - Julie Lyons Bricker

Net Zero Now - Najahyia Chinchilla and Jan Culberston

Promoting Equity Through Non-Motorized Transportation - Idrees Mutahr

Resilient Eastside Initiative - Tim Skrotzki and Ali Dirul


Thank you to everyone that joined the 5th annual Sustainable Detroit Forum that took place virtually on Wednesday, October 27th.  We featured an update on the Detroit Climate Strategy currently under development by the city’s Office of Sustainability and members of the community from across the city.

If you were unable to join us, or want to listen to the event again, please View the Recording.  Hear about the Strategy which aims to connect climate action to the needs of Detroiters so that we can achieve climate and environmental justice goals, and help build a more resilient community.

If you missed one of the community update webinars, you can still watch the recording:

Session #1 - March 20th - Featured how we can design our air and water systems to be healthier and more sustainable.  View Recording

Session #2 - May 20th - Robust discussion around green sites around Detroit.  View Recording 

Session #3 - August 24th -  Helpful information about federal spending on infrastructure with a focus on environmental justice communities and how to prepare for when the funds become available.  View Recording. View Recording

Thank you to everyone who joined #SDF2020 for another year of connections between the sustainability community in Detroit! Although the format changed, we are proud to continue to foster very important conversations with thought-leaders in our city. Thank you to our sponsors, our planning committee and to each attendee that helps make this event a success year after year!

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