Category: Blog

Great Lakes Watersheds Chat
September 15, 2021October 7, 2021
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Great Lakes Watersheds Chat

In the wake of a recently-launched ranking of the top 500 Great Lakes Twitter influencers, we invite Great Lakes experts, researchers, enthusiasts, advocates, and related organizations to tune into our Twitter activity September 27-October 1 where our Tweets will be taken over with everything Great Lakes including three new videos that leverage the Great Lakes...

New Ranking of Great Lakes Twitter Influencers Promotes Positive Dialogue
September 13, 2021September 15, 2021
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New Ranking of Great Lakes Twitter Influencers Promotes Positive Dialogue

Launch of the #GreatLakes Top 500 Launching September 13th, the #GreatLakes top 500 ranking of influencers on Twitter will be an online community resource and business network to help promote positive dialogue and increase stewardship engagement across the entire Great Lakes Basin and beyond. Sponsored by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation...

Three Ways the Arts Help Make Metro Detroit Vibrant
July 30, 2021September 15, 2021
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Three Ways the Arts Help Make Metro Detroit Vibrant

Fred and Barbara Erb understood and valued the role that the arts played in daily life and the collective impact that artists, organizations, and audiences have on our community. Today, Erb Family Foundation works to further strengthen the sector in the Detroit area in recognition of the role it plays in creating a culturally vibrant...

We Can End Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Detroit Children
July 14, 2021July 16, 2021
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We Can End Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Detroit Children

Environmental justice is hard work – and complex – but just because we can’t do everything doesn’t mean we can’t do something. And this particular something is really, really important: lowering elevated blood lead levels in babies and children. The amount of lead in kids’ blood has decreased dramatically in the past several decades thanks...

A ‘Value Proposition Framework’ for Sustainable Development
July 14, 2021July 14, 2021
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A ‘Value Proposition Framework’ for Sustainable Development

This article was originally published by GreenBiz on July 7, 2021. By Neil Hawkins, President, Erb Family Foundation and Laura Asiala, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wholeworks Value. It’s the name of the game. Create it economically; capture it distinctively. Whatever theoretical economic framework (such as game theory or decision analysis) or business model you want to...

Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth
June 10, 2021June 14, 2021
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Four Ways Jazz Education Impacts Youth

Kris Johnson has first-hand knowledge of the impact that jazz education can have on youth in metro Detroit. Over the years, he’s learned and played with each of the JazzEd Detroit partner organizations—and has returned to share his artistry and inspire students in those programs as an educator and professional jazz artist. In this video,...