Help Sierra Club protect Detroit's water!
Let's stop combined sewage overflows and stormwater pollution by encouraging the use of green infrastructure solutions at the individual, neighborhood, and city levels. Green infrastructure refers to anything that helps prevent rain water from going down the storm drain (i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, trees, and much more).


This picture shows what Detroit's rooftops would look like if they were transformed into "green" roofs.  
Green roofs are designed to support rooftop grasses and plants that can capture and use rainwater. In urban areas they can also reduce the heat absorbed by tar or asphalt roofs.

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  • Organic Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Monday, October 27 Enjoy a fun evening tasting Michigan organic wines paired with Italian delectables and viewing the Art4Detroit exhibition at the Swords into Plowshares Gallery and Peace Center on Monday, October 27 ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 3:04 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Green Your Neighborhood Forum - October 15, 2014
    Posted Sep 29, 2014, 10:22 AM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Rain Barrels on the Riverfront - April 26, 2014 Sierra Club, The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, and Maxi Container invite you to attend our annual "Rain Barrels on the Riverfront" event in Detroit on Saturday, April 26 from 10am to ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 5:12 AM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Green Your Neighborhood! RSVP for the event on Facebook here.
    Posted Aug 18, 2013, 8:49 AM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Rain Barrels on the Riverfront (April 27, 2013) Join Sierra Club, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and Maxi Container at this free workshop & rain barrel sale in Detroit on Saturday, April 27.  At the free workshop, you will learn how ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2013, 8:39 AM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
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