Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit: 11 Years and Counting!

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) organizers Gloria Rivera and Paula Cathcart (pictured above), who are both from the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were recently featured in a short video related to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.

GLBD will present its 11th conference this year. In addition to the yearly conference, GLBD has become a year-round presence in Detroit since fall of 2009. GLBD coordinator, Gloria Rivera IHM is an active participant in various networking collaboratives including: Zero Waste Detroit (recycling education, closing the local incinerator), People’s Water Board (water affordability for all Detroiters), People’s Platform (issues determined by the community), Equitable Detroit (working on a Community Benefits Ordinance), Community Radio Station (providing a voice for Detroiters), Environmental Justice, Food Justice, Place-based Education, and Uprooting Racism, Planting Justice.

Learn more about the work of Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit featured in Radio Series XIV: Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics with Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera.

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