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Green Garage Member Stories – Mike Shesterkin

Mike Shesterkin, owner of Green Garage businesses-in-residence What’s Next LLC, works on strategy development for small businesses, specifically focusing on a triple bottom line (3BL) approach. His involvement with the Green Garage began about two years before he joined us as a business-in-residence, when he began regularly attending our Thursday sustainable small business conversations.   …

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Business-in-residence Spotlight: LaunchGood

Crowdfunding Incredible Muslims Worldwide  What? LaunchGood is a global crowdfunding platform that supports and aids Muslims in raising funds for ideas, projects, and creative efforts. Projects they promote include: The first women’s Muslim workout DVD Fundraising for traumatic events such as the San Bernardino and Orlando shootings Home for Orphan Girls– Provides Quality Education, Healthcare, …

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Archival work

While construction work is ongoing, a small group has been working to archive materials that were pulled out of the building, literally from the walls, during deconstruction. Before we had begun deconstruction, Tom asked Joe Gallagher if he could open up sample portions of the walls just to check for complications. Joe, who is managing …

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Cass Tech Visit

This past Friday we hosted about 25 students from Cass Tech who were part of a day-long program sponsored by NORR called Generation G. This program was designed to introduce Detroit students who are interested in architecture and engineering to sustainability or “green” concepts, such as site development, energy efficiency, materials selections and indoor environmental …

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