As an organization that values and pursues sustainable development, ECN seeks to ensure that our efforts minimize any negative environmental impacts and create regenerative elements when possible. We incorporate green initiatives into our programming to reduce flooding, pollution, and other negative environmental impacts that affect the health of communities. The program also serves to educate residents and provide resources to the community concerning environmental topics.
Due to the importance of issues surrounding water and flooding in Detroit, we place a focus on green infrastructure to help mitigate stormwater overflow problems for residents on the east side and inform residents about water access and billing issues. ECN has incorporated green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) into vacant lot rehabilitation and beautification projects, as well as in updating its current office space. We also participate in several coalitions to voice the needs and concerns of east side communities.
For further information or questions, please contact Richard Ackerman, ECN Green Growth Program Manager at email@example.com