DTE Talks About the Challenges and Opportunities in Building and Adopting EV Infrastructure

EV PUBLIC CHARGER

Widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption is crucial for achieving climate goals. However, the pace of EV adoption varies significantly across different income sectors, markets, and geographies. There are significant barriers to EV entry that are hindering the overall pace of electrification including lack of charging infrastructure (range anxiety), charger access disparities, and affordability. Addressing these […]

Helping Detroiters Create New Businesses for a More Equitable World

PROFESSOR GERALD DAVIS WITH HIS STUDENTS

Jerry Davis, Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker Professor of Management and faculty director of Business+Impact at the Michigan Ross School of Business, believes that with more available government funding than in the past, more entrepreneurs and businesses in Detroit are in a position to build equitable community wealth. Davis, who received his Ph.D. from the Stanford […]

Working to Reduce Packaging’s Environmental Impact

MUHAMMAD RABNAWAZ

According to information from the University Research Corridor –  Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University – each year an estimated 11,000 tons of plastic pollution enters the Great Lakes, harming fish and wildlife and getting into our food and drinking water. “The United States currently recycles only 5 percent of its […]

Reconnecting Communities and Bringing Sustainable Infrastructure Opportunities to the Future

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES I-375 PROJECT

The conversion of I-375 into an urban boulevard is a profoundly meaningful project that will replace the divide that leveled the Black Bottom neighborhood and Paradise Valley entertainment district more than 60 years ago. Now, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is funneling $104,657,051 from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that passed last year to […]

A New Boulevard for Social Justice, Connectivity, and Economic Impact

I-375 BOULEVARD RENDERING

The development of I-375, the extension of I-75 that runs into downtown Detroit, leveled the Black Bottom residential neighborhood and the Paradise Valley entertainment district when it was constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s with economic impact displacing 130,000 people, hundreds of small businesses, churches, and more. The city has been divided by […]

Working to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient and Comfortable

KEVIN MCNEELY

Kevin McNeely, principal of the McNeely Building Group, is an independent, certified energy rater and energy modeler serving the Great Lakes Region. He’s passionate about making buildings more energy efficient and making people more comfortable in their homes and spaces. Offering performance consulting for several certifications, including RESNET, HERS, ENERGY STAR, DOE Zero Energy Ready […]

Through Staffing, Cleaning, and Advocating for the Community, Business Owner is Working to Motivate Detroiters Toward Sustainable Growth

KELLY WITH LT. GOVERNOR GARLIN GILCHRIST II

From social justice to getting Detroiters back to work, and even an emerging green dumpster business, Mario Kelly is following his passion for connecting those in the community to sustainable opportunities and inspiring others to follow their business dreams. To that end, Kelly started B3L1EV3 – a motivational-apparel company – several years ago to inspire […]

MSU – Driving Future Sustainability Leaders into the Workforce and the World

STUDENTS INSTALLING GREEN WALLS

With the tagline ‘A Better Tomorrow is Up to Us,’ Michigan State University is working to minimize its footprint while driving new generations of leaders and influencers in sustainability.    As a pioneer land-grant university and Michigan’s first agricultural college, MSU works to be a change agent for communities to accelerate cross-sector climate response; serve […]

Rockford Construction – Focusing on the Full Life Cycle of Spaces

CIRCUIT WEST, GRAND RAPIDS

From real estate development to construction and property management, Rockford Construction has been serving the commercial, multiunit, educational, industrial, healthcare, and retail markets throughout the Midwest for more than 30 years. How do they approach sustainability? Mike VanGessel, founder and CEO of Rockford Construction, shares that and more with SBN Detroit.    Q: Please tell us about the […]