In the mist of some of the biggest civil rights movements of our Generation in Motown, the diverse group of international leaders in HOPE4GREEN Detroit plans to gather young people to push for more involvement in the urban planning process by educating and empowering our communities through grass-root organizing and energy and environment networking. The planning process is in effect! We are preparing to start door knocking, attending community forums, and getting the word about our initiatives for the city of Detroit. HOPE4GREEN Detroit has some pretty BIG goals for our community. But we’re ready, willing, and fired up! Stay tuned to hear more about the change we’re making in our Detroit by cleaning and maintaining one of 50 public parks Mayor Dave Bing has shut down in Detroit, volunteering in a community garden, and potentially working on Street Lights on the Northeastern District. It’s time to be the change we wish to see for our future. The world needs us!
Think Global, and ACT Local!
Having Only Positive Expectations for GREEN in NE Detroit
Starting in Mid- December, a new youth-led green movement will began in Northeast Detroit. This grass root organization Commission is fired up and ready to make a difference in the lives of those affected by environmental justice, pollution, and degradation in the community.
The mission of the HOPE for GREEN Movement is to foster an environment for growth, leadership development, and advocacy for environmental and climate justice for young people and communities of color with a special emphasis on the progression of women. Our purpose is to help develop policies and protocols to help make Detroit a more healthy and sustainable society by developing principles on waste reduction, energy efficiency and conservation, while also educating the community about the effects of climate change and environmental injustice. Our focus is to build awareness and provide leadership development in a community learning setting in Detroit, MI while working on women’s concerns for gender equity in a green economy.