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The GLBD Mission

Our mission is to promote a sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth's communities.

The GLBD Vision

Our vision is expressed in the preamble of the Earth Charter: "… in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace."


Fall 2022 Media Coverage

WXYZ Detroit Spotlight on the News with Chuck Stokes

Read the article from WXYZ Detroit Spotlight on the News here.
Watch the video clip below with Chuck Stokes from WXYZ Detroit Spotlight on the News interviewing Conference Co-chair Gail Presbey, planning Committee member Mike Whitty and conference sponsor Erma Leaphart, which begins at 10:44 into the segment.


Recent Events

17th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference

More than 400 registrants signed up for the 17th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference. Over 350 attended in person, which included 230 middle school and high school students. Fifty attended the online program on Friday. The theme of the conference was "Earth is our Measure, Mentor and Model." Click below to see photos of our conference!

Bioneers Conference Event with Gail Presbey, professor of philosophy and student volunteers in the Student Union

Bioneers Conference Event with Co-chair Gail Presbey, professor of philosophy, and student volunteers (from left) Brenda Bravo and Mona Alawie in the Student Union

Bioneers Conference event showing high school students outside listening to Nick Schroeck speaking at a stop during the Environmental Justice tour

Associate Dean, Experiential Education and Associate Professor of Law Nicholas J. Schroeck speaking with students, faculty and staff

View Friday Youth Day photos in Youth Day on Friday and GLBD Conference, Oct. 14-15, 2022 (part two).


Sponsors of the 2022 Conference

Additionally, we want to thank the following organizations for funding generous grants given to GLBD for this conference:

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