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BLUECOMMUNITIES

Detroit, USA

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE MOTOR CITY

Making A Difference In the Motor City

ABOUT DETROIT

Detroit has long been one of the great industrial powerhouses of the world, serving as birthplace and hub of the US automotive industry. It is also regarded as a major cultural center, known for its contributions to music – such as Motown – and as a repository for art, architecture and design. It sits directly on the Detroit River, serving as a primary connector between the inland seas known as the Great Lakes – which are the largest source of fresh water in the world by surface area.

We are proudly partnered with the Social Forestry Project, working on shoreline and forest cleanups, general conservation education, and distribution of tree saplings.

LOCAL GOALS

• Plastic waste reduction along forested shorelines

• Increase community education on plastic and circular waste management

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LOCAL PARTNERS

The Social Forestry Project is an experienced, trained, and dedicated group of environmentally conscious volunteers who love to plant trees. They partner with other like-minded community organizations and nonprofits to help foster a greener, more sustainable future for Detroit and Southeast Michigan communities.

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OUR PROJECTS

In partnership with the Social Forestry Project, we are focused on the following efforts:

CLEANUPS OF FORESTED SHORELINES

A series of litter cleanups will take place throughout the city of Detroit, along the Detroit River and other connecting waterways in the Great Lakes system.

SHORELINE TREE PLANTINGS

With the Social Forestry Project leading the way, we plan to distribute or plant over 1,000 trees or saplings in communities throughout the Detroit region in 2021.

WATER AND FOREST CONSERVATION EDUCATION

As a supportive add-on to both projects above, Plastic Oceans and Social Forestry Project will collaborate on offering a series of educational workshops to schools, community groups, and corporations throughout the metro Detroit region.

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