1. 5 Lessons Learned While Working With the Sierra Club

    January 8, 2019

    By Gabbie Buendia (Rollins College) and Emily Rau (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Our main focus this summer was working with the Rain Gardens to the Rescue program. This program teaches interested Detroit residents about the benefits and construction of rain gardens. Once residents graduate from the program, Friends of the Rouge and Sierra Club assist them in Read more

  2. Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner: Gardening for Water Conservation

    August 4, 2018

    By Ryan Nelson, Wesleyan University. Like most kids, I was fascinated with water. From hosting car window raindrop drag races on road trips with my siblings, to spending every summer weekday at the pool (my mom called it her daycare-in-disguise), to reverting the backyard into mud by treating it like a slip-in-slide after every large Read more

  3. Sierra Club in Detroit: Community Engagement, Activism, Citizenship & a Green Future

    August 4, 2018

    By Marvin Bell, Amherst College. These past two summers as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar have encouraged me to examine the various ways that communities in Michigan interact with the environment. In the midst of this examination, I learned about some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our age, I traveled to Flint, Michigan Read more