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Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

6/28/2013 // By Carla Brown

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story! Read more >

Andrew Moore, Cooper Elementary School, East Side, 2008, digital chromogenic print scanned from film negative, 62 x 78 in., Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell. Credit: Andrew Moore

Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

3/1/2013 // By Kara Reeve

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was the fourth largest city in the United States. As more […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

10/13/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered to help make Great Lakes restoration successful. Here are a […] Read more >

Lake Michigan beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan

Healing Our Waters in Motown: Great Lakes Restoration Conference

10/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Motown is known for great music and keeping things moving on the assembly line. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are keeping things moving in Detroit to protect a unique and precious natural resource in the region. […] Read more >

Detroit Community Garden

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 >

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Book shows value of Great Lakes restoration

7/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

One of John Hartig’s most poignant childhood memories is of a day in 1969, when he looked out the window of his parent’s suburban Detroit home and saw the unimaginable: The Rouge River was ablaze. “I could see from my […] Read more >

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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 >