Category: Video

August 10, 2023August 10, 2023

Fred A. Erb Clinical Research Fellows

The Fred A. Erb Clinical Research Fellowship grants prestigious fellowships to two top-ranked dementia scientists from around the world. This initiative will bring the best and brightest minds together to work on preventing, managing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease.

April 25, 2023April 25, 2023

The Erbs: A Founding Family of Royal Oak

As a founding family of the City of Royal Oak, the Erb Family has a deep, rich history in the community dating back to 1856. As merchants, retailers, bankers, and owners of the Erb-Kidder Lumber Company, they helped build the city over the past two centuries. Today, nearly 170 years later, the family’s legacy lives...

March 22, 2023April 24, 2023

Agricultural Conservation Efforts Combat Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

Every year, Lake Erie’s algae bloom threatens the health and drinking water of more than 11 million people. Watch this short video featuring Anne Schechinger and Ethan Bahe from Environmental Working Group who created a model that’s being used by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes,...

February 17, 2023February 17, 2023

The Great Lakes Way®

The Great Lakes Way® will be an interconnected set of 156 miles of blueways and 160 miles of greenways stretching from southern Lake Huron through western Lake Erie. All residents and visitors of Southeast Michigan will be able to connect to and benefit from the world-class freshwater, wildlife, recreation, and heritage right in our backyard...

February 10, 2023February 10, 2023

Advancing the Legacy of Cultural Arts in Detroit

Transformational arts funding helped the Carr Center shift from a creative placemaking strategy to a programmatic strategy. Today, their performance art, visual art, art education, and jazz education programs reach a global audience.

November 2, 2022November 17, 2022

Healthy Urban Waters Addresses Detroit River Contaminants

More than six million people rely on the Detroit River for drinking water. The research group Healthy Urban Waters at Wayne State University is trying to make this natural resource healthier by testing for and monitoring key contaminants of emerging concern. Watch this brief video to learn more about their efforts to protect this vital...

September 21, 2022November 1, 2022

Sustainable Development Through Sustainable Business

SBN Detroit is a network of innovative leaders and businesses working to accelerate sustainable business practices in Detroit. By connecting small businesses with global entities and local resources, the group aims to promote a flourishing society, a healthy environment, and an inclusive economy.

August 5, 2022August 5, 2022

Webinar Recording: Technical Tools that Focus Ag Conservation for Clean Water Results

Having the right tools in the toolbox is necessary to address tough challenges like the toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie. Partnering with the Joyce Foundation, the Erb Family Foundation made a grant to Environmental Working Group to use geospatial tools to identify where phosphorus might be most concentrated in Michigan. Throughout the process, Environmental...

July 26, 2022August 4, 2022

Addressing Detroit’s Asthma Burden Through Advocacy

According to SEMCOG, approximately 650-750 trucks travel residential roads in Southwest Detroit during a 12-hour period on a weekday. Watch this short video of Raquel Garcia, executive director of Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision and Angie Reyes, executive director of Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation explaining how diesel emissions from semi-trucks contribute to high asthma rates in...

May 5, 2022May 5, 2022

Erb Institute Webinar: John Erb & Next Generation Sustainability Leaders

On April 14th, 2022, John Erb joined a panel of next generation sustainability leaders at the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute. He talked about his parents’ legacy and their desire to train students in sustainability, and he challenged the students to work at a business and make sustainability changes from the inside. Watch...