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Carbonell and Hooton get a lesson from Talea de Castro farmers

Local coffee shop gives back to Mexican farming town

Not only did Cafe Con Leche's owner and in-house roaster visit the town where their coffee is grown, they also decided to give back a percentage of each bag of coffee they sell to those same farmers.

McUsic and Carreon outside their home

The Eco-House: How a couple took green renovating to its limit

Since beginning renovations on their home in Detroit's West Village in 2013, Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic have considered the environmental effects of nearly all their decisions.

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Opinion: Slow Roll has lost its way

Slow Roll, a weekly bike ride through a Detroit neighborhood that attracts thousands of riders, is ostensibly a casual affair meant to engender good will between cyclists and residents. But, as Mickey Lyons writes, recent rides have accomplished the exact opposite. 

Rosa Parks Transit Center

Rosa Parks Transit Center to get facelift

The city of Detroit has allocated $850,000 this year and next to fix up the Rosa Parks Transit Center, which has seen better days.

Sarah Pappas of Fresh Cut Detroit

Foraging for flowers with Fresh Cut Detroit

Model D followed Sarah Pappas, owner of Fresh Cut Detroit, during one of her flower foraging excursions and learned a great deal about Detroit's unique and varied collection of wild flora.

Wild Strawberry. Credit: Wikimedia commons.

Planting for tomorrow: Replacing aggressive species to promote diversity

Advice from our resident garden expert, Brian Allnutt, on how to add a little diversity and eco-friendliness into your garden landscape this summer.

Exterior of the Green Garage

Green Garage turns five: How a business incubator created a lasting model for sustainability

The small business incubator and coworking space in Midtown has proven that its triple bottom line approach is a successful model.

El Moore's facade

The greenest apartment building in Detroit

Tom and Peggy Brennan, founders of the Green Garage, have also rehabbed a nearby historic apartment building that's stunning in both its beauty and energy efficiency. 

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As arguably the finest surviving street car suburb of turn of the century Detroit, Woodbridge sits solidly on the near-West Side. A few minutes from Downtown, New Center and Midtown, Woodbridge is primarily a residential neighborhood with many large historic homes, the area is also home to a growing number of art institutions — including the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 4731 Gallery and 555.

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