Come help make a difference for our city and lets bring back Detroit kids! A bunch of citizens of Detroit are hosting this wonderful event to revive the city. It will take place Sunday, June 24, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Listed below is contact, and all other info on what will be takeing place. Lets take action and do something positive for the city! Hope to see you there!
A group of young ecologists and citizens who live, work, and go to school in Detroit and would like to see some of the surrounding vacant, blighted lots put to community and ecological use for relatively little investment. If you’re interested in donating to the fundraiser, purchasing t-shirts, Detroit Music plantable seeded download cards,, please don’t forget to bring a little cash! All of these festival acts, equipment, and refreshments have been generously donated by amazing people. Email if you would like to contribute as well!
Please see the facebook organization page for more information about the event and the project…http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Annual-Forestival-Detroit/100102626751702 ..or email [email protected]…here’s some background on the cause:
A group of Detroit residents who have a mission to transform some of the vacant patches of Detroit land into inexpensive, usable space. By planting forests, land for community use (and our ultimate goal= an arboretum) we aim to reap the benefits of urban reforestation efforts that other major cities are already seeing (New York, Chicago, L.A.). Among these benefits…
Increased air quality by removing airborne pollutants and producing oxygen.
Increased property value.
Increased physical, mental, and emotional well-being of residents.
Place of community gathering.
Place for children who are otherwise cut off from nature to experience more of the natural world.
Reducing carbon in the atmosphere/fighting climate change.
Reduction in crime, vandalization, and illegal dumping.
Reversing the urban heat-island effect.
and many more.
All of this is community funded and performed by volunteers; it costs the city nothing and gives it many gifts.
Or contact Carrie at [email protected]