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Detroit Green Economy Initiative

Clean Energy Coalition partnered with Detroit-based NextEnergy to work on Detroit’s green economy initiatives. Resources were provided by the Kresge Foundation. This partnership’s purpose was to drive aggressive adoption of green technologies, practices and policies, with the goal of making Detroit a national model for the green transformation of older industrial cities.

The mission of the Green Economy Initiative was to enhance economic activity, create jobs and boost environmental quality, in addition to reducing operating costs and dramatically improving city services.

Clean Energy Coalition brought its expertise of working with local governments to the partnership and experience in the areas of green policy development, city building energy efficiency, municipal solid waste and recycling, purchasing, and city fleet optimization strategies. Clean Energy Coalition also offered program support for pilot projects, as well as regional leadership to convene and connect resources for working groups and community networks.