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The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards RePurpose Program Sizzles

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GM is redesigning its work environment at several locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards Commit to RePurpose: Register Here


General Motors is in the midst of transforming itself from a traditional automotive company to a business that will redefine personal mobility. Enabling more collaboration among employees is a cornerstone of the transformation, so GM has set out to redesign their work environment at several GM locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation

GM strengthens communities by repurposing office assets into $1 million of in-kind donations
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  • Pilot program benefits about 100 Michigan-based community organizations, with a focus on Detroit.
  • Detroit’s Cody High School among first to participate with furniture and three-room makeover.

Herman Miller, Inc., Named 2011 'Corporation of the Year' by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 10, 2011 - The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) named Herman Miller as its "Corporation of the Year" in the commercial products sector at the MMSDC's 28th annual awards dinner, October 5, 2011. The company was selected for the honor from among several finalists, including its largest direct competitors. This was the fifth time Herman Miller has received the prestigious award since 2005

Good Stewards: Taking Celle Apart

By David Foster

“We will be a good steward of the environment,” was the promise made by Herman Miller founder, D.J. DePree, in 1953. Living up to this sometimes means investing time and money into solving a problem that doesn’t occur until a product is at the end of its life-cycle.

Merchants of Virtue: A Look at How We Design for the Environment

by David Foster

We design products with consideration for their environmental impact. Sometimes it’s straightforward—usually it’s not. But that doesn’t matter because we believe it’s the right thing to do. Merchants of Virtue, a new book by independent journalist and writer Bill Birchard, tells the stories of our struggles to be good stewards of the environment.

Why Herman Miller? Bill Birchard in his own words:

Sustainable Design: Hear it from the Masters

By David M. Foster

Architect, designer, and eco-luminary Bill McDonough is a person we greatly respect.


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