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E-M:/ 2002 EnviroFAIR Announced

Sierra Club Event—2002 EnviroFAIR

Contact: Carol Izant, Sierra Club



On Thursday, April 4 the Southeastern Michigan Group of Sierra Club is hosting the 2002 EnviroFAIR, featuring a special presentation on Detroit’s visionary Adamah project by Jim Embry, director of Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership.  A master plan for more than 3,000 acres on Detroit’s east side, the Adamah project is rooted in urban agriculture and includes greenhouses, a dairy, windmills for electricity and shared housing.  Representatives from throughout southeastern Michigan are involved in EnviroFAIR, including the Detroit Agricultural Network, Detroit Summer, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Friends of the Detroit River, Habitat for Humanity, Hamtramck Environmental Action Team, Macomb Land Conservancy, Maple Creek Farm and Transportation Riders United.



What:   2002 EnviroFAIR


Who:    Southeastern Michigan Group of Sierra Club


When:  6:30pm-9:30pm, Thursday, April 4, 2002. 

            (Optional potluck dinner 6:30pm. Bring a dish to pass)


Where: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield,

            MI (southbound service drive between Southfield & Evergreen

            and 9 & 10 Mile Road.


Background:  The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership is one of several organizations involved in the Adamah project movement and is named after Jimmy and Grace Lee Boggs.  The center was founded in 1993, two years after the death of Jimmy Boggs, and traces its origins to the SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters) organization, also founded by the Boggs in the aftermath of several drug-related shootings in Detroit.


The Southeastern Michigan Group of Sierra Club is the largest Sierra Club group in Michigan and is part of the Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter, the state’s largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 20,000 members.


Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter:  http://michigan.sierraclub.org/.  Sierra Club Southeast Michigan Group: http://michigan.sierraclub.org/semg.