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GELT 2012 has Launched

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 26th June, 2012 | No Comments

GELT_gardenAfter months of looking through applications, we finally ended up with 20 participants for our summer Green Economy Leadership Training program in Highland Park, Michigan. We are in the middle of our second week of the program, but let’s re-cap what took place in our first week.

A Regenerative Economy Takes Form in Detroit

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

GELTVertical1Signs of hope continue to sprout in Detroit. For many of us working on the revitalization of Detroit, 2012 may prove to be the year when the tide finally shifts towards a rebirth of our great city. Some consider this a bottoming out after over a decade of massive manufacturing job losses to the tune of 200,000 jobs lost since the year 2000 and eye-opening population loss.

Innovative Green Youth Program Shines at Open House in Highland Park MI

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 15th December, 2011 | 5 Comments

Pastor Bullock addressing the GELT communityGlobal Exchange’s Green Economy Leadership Training in Highland Park, MI aims to educate, engage and empower both youth and adults to be active agents of change in building the necessary clean energy, green economy future. Their work is Highland Park, Michigan. Their future looks bright. Global Exchange’s Beth Garriott takes us to GELT’s recent Open House, where Detroit area residents came out to show their support. Here are some highlights:

G.E.L.T. Week 5: In Highland Park, a Region Raises a Hoop House

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 5th July, 2011 | No Comments

hoophouse2A barn-raising in the heart of Detroit? That’s certainly what it felt like as activists from across the region gathered in Highland Parkto construct a 2000-square-foot hoop house.

G.E.L.T. Week 4: Many Hands Make Light Work

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 20th June, 2011 | No Comments

HANDSThe next post by Global Exchange’s G.E.L.T. (Green Economy Leadership Training) program participant Kate Powers. Today, they tackle the huge task of gutting an abandoned house.

G.E.L.T. Week 3: Reality Check

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 14th June, 2011 | No Comments

GELT participants striking peaceful posesKate Powers continues sharing her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Today she shares some of the sobering feedback her group received from community neighbors.

G.E.L.T.: Week 2 Project Development

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 11th June, 2011 | No Comments

operationwesquatKate Powers shares her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Read what she and others are doing to address a major problem in post-industrial cities– abandoned, rundown houses.

Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!

Previewing the Green Economy Leadership Training 2011: A New Vision for Highland Park

Posted by in Featured on 1st June, 2011 | No Comments

getlA city that once pioneered a new economy for a new America is now passing on its legacy to 21st century entrepreneurs sculpting it’s rebirth from the ashes. The spirit is still here, it actually never left.  Hiding in the halls of historic automotive buildings and creeping into a declining, but indigenous, market place.  Highland […]

FROM THE GROUND UP: The Story Behind the Green Economy Leadership Training

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 17th May, 2011 | No Comments

Green Economy Leadership TrainingIn 2 weeks, the Global Exchange Michigan team will embark on our second Green Economy Leadership Training (GELT) program. GELT is a 9 week training program that brings together residents from the community of Detroit & Highland Park together with youth from communities throughout Michigan and the U.S. for technical trainings in the green economy and community organizing.

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