Sustainable Spotlight

Garden Cities

Garden Cities, or ‘greenbelts’ are a method of urban planning that help cities reduce pollution, ensure biodiversity, and increase water storage.

Recycled Plastics in Construction

Recycled Plastics in Construction

Approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans each day. Plastic is an extremely valuable resource, however, plastic pollution is an unsustainable waste of that resource. Here are 10 ways to use recycled plastics in construction...

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Reduce Construction Waste

Reduce Construction Waste

An estimated 251 million tons of construction waste is accumulated annually in the United States alone, which shows us just how important it is to reduce construction waste. Less than a third of that waste is recycled or composted, and up to 40% is from the production...

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Detroit Zoo

In recent years, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been committed to making the Detroit Zoo more sustainable. The zoo has already phased out plastic water bottles, created a green-certified restaurant (Arctic Café) within the park, increased use of solar...

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Green Garage

What is it? The Green Garage is a co-operating community and enterprise incubator placed in Midtown Detroit. It is devoted to supplying a home for a diverse institution of corporations and nonprofits. They make decisions that are good for the environment, good for the...

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Sustainable Construction Practices

Many construction companies in Michigan, and all over the United States, have embraced sustainable construction practices over the past ten years. As we move into the next decade, here are a few ways to transform your building or construction site from wasteful to...

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Cocoboards

Over 50 billion coconuts fall from trees annually and while the white, fleshy part of the coconut is edible and used for everything from baking to beauty products, the majority of the husks are discarded. Researchers from Switzerland and the Philippines have developed...

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