The MSU Global Day of Service

10/28/17 - DETROIT: The Greening of Detroit w/ The Detroit Spartans Alumni Club

Project Description
Mission
Our focus at The Greening of Detroit is to enhance the quality of life for Detroiters by re-purposing vacant land to create beautiful and productive green spaces. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, education and jobs.

Inspiring sustainable growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green spaces, food, education, training and job opportunities. We aspire to provide a greener tomorrow for our Detroit.

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 with a single focus in mind – restore the city's tree infrastructure. The City of Detroit’s industrial urban center is now becoming tomorrow’s model of a greener, cleaner city. The Greening of Detroit's work is at the center of that transformation.

Focus
Our focus at The Greening of Detroit is to enhance the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees, repurposing the land to create beautiful and productive green spaces and helping communities rebuild their neighborhoods one lot at a time. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, education and jobs.

The trees we plant, the gardens and green spaces we create and maintain, and the workforce training programs we operate all provide economic, environmental and social benefits to the communities we serve. But most of all, we inspire visitors and residents to imagine a new paradigm for the City of Detroit.
We are committed to building stronger relationships in the communities we serve. We assist neighborhood groups in forming block clubs; visioning green strategies for vacant lots; and coordinating neighborhood clean-ups, tree plantings and community gardens. We recruit Detroit residents for job training and work in green skill jobs.

Project Organizer
This service project is organized by a Spartan student.
Contact
  • K.C. Keyton
  • keytonkr@vps.msu.edu
  • 517.353.4400
Project Location
  • 619 Red Cedar Rd
  • B115 Wells Hall
  • East Lansing, MI
  • United States
Date & Time
10/28/17 from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Notes
***THIS PROJECT IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DETROIT SPARTANS. YOU WILL LEAVE PRIOR TO THE KICK-OFF EVENT AND RETURN TO EAST LANSING BY 2:30PM.***

"All participants must check-in at the “Spartans WILL. SERVE” kick-off event. The event is in B115 Wells Hall. ALL transportation will depart from Wells Hall and you must check-in to find out which bus is designated for your project. A bag lunch and Service Day t-shirt will be provided to all participants.

DETROIT PROJECT PARTICIPANTS ONLY
Schedule for the Day (subject to change)
7:30 a.m. – REGISTRATION
7:45 a.m. – T-Shirts | Lunches
8:00 a.m. – Depart Wells
1:00 p.m. – Volunteer opportunities conclude | Return to campus
Current Volunteers
55 out of 55
Volunteer registration is closed.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact K.C. Keyton at keytonkr@vps.msu.edu or 517.353.4400 .