Chief Sustainability Officer to speak during United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) - Detroit Green Sights Tour

DETROIT, MI (May 17, 2021) - On Thursday, May 20th the Sustainable Forum’s Community Update will include a short presentation from Leslie Tom, The Wright’s Chief Sustainability Officer, virtually, beginning at 5:00 pm. To build a more sustainable and resilient Detroit, this Green Self-Guided Tour, hosted by the USGBC Detroit Region’s LEED for Neighborhood Development Committee will allow anyone interested to participate. This engaging activity will encourage participants to visit various sustainable sites throughout Detroit.

The overall goal is to help identify these unique, resilient, and sustainable attributes while learning how to improve our local community's sustainable developments.

Ms. Tom will expound on how she coordinated a team of landscape architects and engineers to design and build the Sankofa Green Stormwater Infrastructure. “This effort was not achieved alone”, says Leslie, “we also gained input from elders, children, staff, and visitors, which enabled us to successfully complete this project in October 2019. As a result, this Sankofa Green Stormwater Infrastructure project has set the standard for creative climate change interventions allowing The Wright to now manage nearly 190,000 gallons of stormwater each year, saving precious dollars in yearly drainage fees from the city”.

If you missed the first community update webinar featuring how the Detroit Sustainable Forum is designing healthier and more sustainable air and water systems, you can view the recording by clicking here.

To register for this upcoming free event, register here - Green Sites Self-Guided Tours.

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