Category: Video

February 15, 2018February 15, 2018
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Water Catchment Systems in Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Community

Farmers and gardeners across Detroit implemented innovative rainwater harvesting systems, learning solutions that would conserve both water and money. The integration of water stewardship into urban agriculture is one example of the many ways that grassroots communities are informing the sustainability movement. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

February 8, 2018February 12, 2018
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Sidewalk Festival

On the city’s Northwest side, Detroiters celebrated their neighborhoods through the popular two-day Sidewalk Festival and a new artistic reimagining of Eliza Howell Park. Video credit: Oren Goldenberg, Cass Corridor Films

January 10, 2018January 10, 2018
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Farmers Helping Farmers to Protect Water Quality

After participating in a series of peer-led workshops, 68 farmers across Southeast Michigan, representing 15% of the farmland in the Western Lake Erie watershed, committed to practices that would prevent pollutants such as phosphorous and nitrogen from running off into the lake. Each farmer learned how to improve crop yields and soil health while reducing...

October 9, 2017February 14, 2018
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Detroit

Every day, residents, city leaders, nonprofits, and the business community are innovating green stormwater infrastructure solutions to prevent untreated sewage discharge. Video Credit: Oren Goldenberg, Cass Corridor Films. This video was commissioned in partnership with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

September 14, 2017September 14, 2017
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Welcome to Detroit: Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Video by Cass Corridor Films. This video served as the opener for the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference, held in Detroit from May 31 – June 2, 2017. Commissioned in partnership by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, it highlights and celebrates the collaborative...

April 3, 2017April 3, 2017
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A Celebration of Jazz in Detroit

Video by Cass Corridor Films. In recognition of Fred Erb’s legacy of jazz patronage, the Erb Family Foundation is dedicated to the continuation of Detroit’s strong jazz tradition. The Foundation supports four programs — The Carr Center Arts Academy, Detroit International Jazz Festival’s Jazz Infusion Program, Michigan State University’s Community Music School program in Detroit and...

Detroit Environmental Agenda
March 14, 2017March 28, 2017
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Detroit Environmental Agenda

Video by Cass Corridor Films. Unsustainable development can negatively impact public health. The Detroit Health Department and Detroit Environmental Agenda are arming residents with data, advocacy tools, and job opportunities to fight current and legacy pollution that is causing lead poisoning, asthma, and other environmental health problems.

Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice
February 24, 2017March 28, 2017
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Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice

Video by Cass Corridor Films. In an effort to attract new and diverse communities, the DIA opened its facilities to 350 artists and professionals through the Art as Ritual project. Oren Goldberg (Cass Corridor Films) and Bill Danaher (Christ Church Cranbrook) organized the day-long “Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and...

Growing Sustainable Water Solutions: Rain Gardens to the Rescue
February 15, 2017March 28, 2017
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Growing Sustainable Water Solutions: Rain Gardens to the Rescue

Video by Sam Wolson Photography + Media. This collaboration of Keep Growing Detroit, Sierra Club and Friends of The Rouge educates and enables residents to build rain gardens, water catchment systems and healthy soils to help manage stormwater and conserve water. In the first two years of this three-year program, residents have planted 28 rain gardens...

UM Water Center – Cody Rouge Bioretention Gardens
February 15, 2017March 28, 2017
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UM Water Center – Cody Rouge Bioretention Gardens

Video by University of Michigan News. A University of Michigan Water Center research team collaborated with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA), and Cody Rouge and Warrendale neighborhood organizations to create an innovative form of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for vacant properties in Detroit. Highly engineered bioretention gardens featuring...