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Do What You Love: Green Garage’s Commitment to Sustainability

The following is a guest post by University of Michigan business student Aaron Ngo. About a month ago I had the opportunity to embark on a career trek to Detroit with one of my student groups, Net Impact. We’re a community of students who believe business can play a role in solving pressing social and …

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Global Community Lunch conversations: Gracie Xavier and Abdul Muhit

Throughout September our community lunch presentations have centered on the global community within our walls. We’ve paired people up from disparate backgrounds each week to share their stories in conversations facilitated by our friend Keith Owens of the Michigan Chronicle. We feel lucky to have such a richness of backgrounds in our building. The first …

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Why Immigration Makes Sense for Detroit’s Future

Steve Tobocman, above, of business-in-residence New Solutions Group, spoke to us last Friday about one of their initiatives, Global Detroit. Global Detroit focuses on how immigrants can help revitalize a region such as Detroit. Steve’s first point addressed the need in Detroit, with a population cut in half between 1950 and now, and in 2013 …

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What’s next for Recycle Here! and recycling in Detroit

Recent news that the city of Detroit is moving forward with privatized curbside recycling has generated much enthusiasm in light of the fact that Detroit has been the largest US city without curbside recycling for decades. For many, though, the excitement has been tempered by the fact that a curbside program leaves the future of Recycle …

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Thoughts on Transportation with Megan Owens of TRU

At this past Friday’s brown-bag lunch, Megan Owens of Transportation Riders United (TRU) spoke briefly about the status of public transportation here in the Detroit region. Since we have been working in the area of sustainability, beginning around 2005, we have never come across such a difficult and complex area as transportation. Perhaps this is …

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Friday Lunch Recap 11/22/2013: Community Input

Once a month we send out a notice to the Green Garage community asking for their help in providing input to one of our businesses. In November we gathered around livingLAB, a landscape architecture and design firm and business-in-residence. As Jason McDonald explained, they design and build anything outside the building envelope. livingLAB had received …

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