GET INVOLVED

The heart of the Green Garage is our coworking community—the 50 small businesses that operate out of our facility, sharing space, resources, and a commitment to a more sustainable future. If you’re looking to join us as one of those businesses-in-residence, please see our Coworking page.

While providing a place for small businesses to connect and grow is at the core of what we do, the Green Garage is more than a coworking space—we’re also a place where people who are passionate about sustainability, community, and Detroit come together to learn and share. Our growing network includes hundreds of friends, partners, guests, alumni, and volunteers, people who have joined us on our sustainability journey by participating in the following activities, which we encourage you to take part in as your schedule permits.

COMMUNITY LUNCH & BUILDING TOUR

Every Friday we welcome friends from near and far to join us for our brown bag community lunch and building tour. This weekly meeting is the best opportunity to get to know our community of businesses and others interested in a more sustainable future. They include introductions all around, a roundup of Green Garage news from the week, and a special presentation, typically given by a business-in-residence about their work. We’ve been hosting community lunches for more than a decade now, and over that time they have become an important crossroads in Detroit, where passionate, caring people of all stripes come together to learn, make connections, and build lasting relationships. Community lunch takes place every Friday from noon-1:00. It’s BYOL (bring your own lunch); we provide coffee, tea, water, and occasionally snacks to share.

After lunch, between 1:15 and 1:45, we offer a tour of our building, which details its use as a shared workspace as well as the features that make it one of the greenest buildings in the Midwest. This tour is the best opportunity for both building/sustainability enthusiasts and prospective members to get a closer look at the ins and outs of our innovative historic facility. At that time, you are also invited to browse our Sustainability Library, a lending library of materials that we established to share information about living and working more sustainably.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Green Garage hosts two special events every year that the public is encouraged to attend—our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reflection, and our Noel Night open house.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY REFLECTION

Held from 3:00-5:00pm on the third Monday of each January, our MLK Day Reflection is an opportunity to come together for forthright conversation and community learning inspired by Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolent resistance for racial justice and social change. We typically invite a handful of community members to share readings, music, poetry, and short talks on this broad theme, and invite everyone in attendance to share their thoughts in response.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY REFLECTION

Held from 3:00-5:00pm on the third Monday of each January, our MLK Day Reflection is an opportunity to come together for forthright conversation and community learning inspired by Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolent resistance for racial justice and social change. We typically invite a handful of community members to share readings, music, poetry, and short talks on this broad theme, and invite everyone in attendance to share their thoughts in response.

NOEL NIGHT

Noel Night is an annual holiday celebration and open house in our Midtown district, during which we join hundreds of other businesses and institutions in opening our doors on the first Saturday of December from 5:00-10:00pm. Our Noel Night open house typically includes music performances, interactive activities like singalongs and drum circles, and a holiday market where members of our coworking community sell their products. It’s also a great opportunity to visit and learn about our building if you’re unable to attend community lunch on Fridays.

NOEL NIGHT

Noel Night is an annual holiday celebration and open house in our Midtown district, during which we join hundreds of other businesses and institutions in opening our doors on the first Saturday of December from 5:00-10:00pm. Our Noel Night open house typically includes music performances, interactive activities like singalongs and drum circles, and a holiday market where members of our coworking community sell their products. It’s also a great opportunity to visit and learn about our building if you’re unable to attend community lunch on Fridays.

Green Garage

Email

[email protected]

Phone

(313) 444-4054

Address

4444 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48201