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Simone Lightfoot heads up regional urban initiatives for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Great Lakes Regional Center. She integrates the work of the NWF with the region's urban green efforts including air and water quality, sustainability, climate change, solid and hazardous waste, recycling, environmental justice, water conservation, invasive species, aged infrastructure, mass transit, wind energy, community college trainings and new economy jobs.
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What Does Green Mean To African Americans?

8/8/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

As a child my sisters and I would sometimes share bath water and shop at the Goodwill for Sunday dresses.  My great grandma would unearth worms to go fishing and all the fish she didn’t cook, were buried in a […] Read more >

Asian-Carp

Asian Carp: Not Grandma’s Type of Fish

7/21/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Early memories of fishing with our grandma included regular warnings to never eat the carp! As a child, the actively agile carp was a tough fish to get into the boat once it was hooked.  Successful bouts at pulling them […] Read more >

Detroit

Green Equity Is Mission Essential

5/17/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Simone Lightfoot heads up regional urban initiatives for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Great Lakes Regional Center. She integrates the work of the NWF with the region’s urban green efforts including air and water quality, sustainability, climate change, solid and […] Read more >

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Public Attacks Are Green Attacks

4/26/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Simone Lightfoot heads up regional urban initiatives for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Great Lakes Regional Center. She integrates the work of the NWF with the region’s urban green efforts including air and water quality, sustainability, climate change, solid and […] Read more >

Urban Green Initiatives and the 2010 Elections

12/20/2010 // By Simone Lightfoot

The weeks leading up to election 2010 were exhausting, from helping family members navigate absentee ballots, to engaging the faith community.  Not to mention taking part in political conversations, strategy sessions and debates pertaining to urban cities across the Great […] Read more >