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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  • Forum: Race, Class, Culture, & Diversity in Environmental Organizations RSVP here to attend the forum
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:24 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • 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
  • Community Meeting: Protect Your Community & Rivers from Pollution! If you're on Facebook, RSVP here.  Find pdfs of the Permit Notice, Fact Sheet, and Draft Permit below.
    Posted Jan 30, 2013, 12:26 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • New Water Agenda Aims to Improve & Protect the Detroit River The Detroit Water Agenda 2012 is the result of a community-driven process to create sustainable development policies to improve and protect the quality of the Rouge and Detroit Rivers ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2012, 5:21 AM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
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