The Greening of Detroit


Partnership Aims To Educate About Healthy Eating

A partnership between Detroit Public Schools and a nonprofit group aims to educate students about healthy eating and includes planting new gardens at schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2013

This illustration shows a future nature spot in what used to be a garbage-filled, vacant lot in Detroit. (credit: The Greening of Detroit)

Group Transforms Vacant Detroit Lots Into Nature Areas

The lots are being transformed from dumping grounds into nature spots with trees and wildflower gardens, paid for by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

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Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates 40 Years Of Rock

At Downtown Detroit’s Hard Rock Cafe, view memorabilia pieces from all over the world, including Eric Clapton’s guitar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011

Making A Difference 09/25

This episode focusing on the Greening of Detroit program illustrates that it’s about a lot more than just planting trees.


Green Teens: Conservation Leadership Corps Returns to Detroit

Eighty Detroit public high school students are participating in the Conservation Leadership Corps — a summer jobs program promoting environmental stewardship and leadership skills development while working in the local parks.