Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Take Action Against the Incinerator!

The publich hearing is at 9:40am on Thursday, April 28. But you can take action before then by calling or emailing councilmembers.

Action Alert: Deadline Apr 27: spread far and wide and generate emails/calls

Please let Zero Waste Detroit [] know of your call/email

Contact Council Planning & Economic Development Committee:

Jenkins: 313-224-4248;

Cockrel: 313-224-4505;

Kenyatta: 313-224-1198;

Council President Pugh: 313-224-4510;


Dear Council Member ______

I urge you to vote NO on April 28 when the Planning and Economic Development Committee considers the request from Detroit Renewable Power (owners of the Detroit incinerator) for Brownfield redevelopment tax credits.

No more public monies for the incinerator!

Your name______

Or take online action here:
Ecology Center

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Market Movie Night Series

This Wednesday 7-9pm, the Zero Waste Coalition (which we are a member of) is sponsoring a free showing of the prize winning film Waste Land at Shed 5 in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Voted Best World Cinema Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Waste Land features Brazilian catadores (recycling scavengers) who mine the world‘s largest trash dump near Rio de Janeiro. Brooklyn artist Vik Muniz travels to Rio to photograph them, but the encounter creates new images as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. Discussion of the challenges of waste will follow the showing.

Zero Waste Detroit is a coalition of over a dozen environmental and community organizations advocating waste recycling, materials recovery, waste reduction and an end to burning Detroit’s waste. For more information call Anna Holden (313-331-0932) or

Learn more about the movie here:

About the Market Movie Night Series: Join us every third Wednesday of the month for this casual event celebrating the connection between health, the environment, food security, agriculture, the economy and our community. Please bring a comfortable seat. Though Shed 5 (Russell & Alfred) is enclosed and heated, it’s a large space so bringing sweaters, blankets and friends is advised. Shed 5 is located at the corner of Russell and Alfred St. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Shed.

The 2011 Market Movie Night Series is brought to you by Eastern Market Corporation, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, People’s Water Board Coalition, Ecology Center, Zero Waste Detroit, Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm, Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Sierra Club and Detroit Evolution.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Incinerator Hearing: Thursday, 4/28/11 10am CAYMC

From the City Council Green Task Force:

Public Hearing for Detroit Renewable Power and Detroit Thermal Brownfield Tax Credit

April 28th, 2011
9:40am - time change**
Committee of the Whole 13th floor
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave.

This is a public hearing to discuss the proposed $325K Brownfield MBT credit for Detroit Thermal and the proposed $4.1 million Brownfield MBT credit for Detroit Renewable Power(Incinerator).

*Please note this will be a regular session of Planning and Economic Development Committee of Detroit City Council so there will be other items on the agenda.

*Please see below the links to documents for the 2 proposed abatements:

*There will be VERY limited copies available at the Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of Coleman A.Young Municipal Center.

Please contact Roshani Dantas with any further questions.
(313) 224-4718(direct)