Gratitude

November 27, 2019

Photo courtesy David Lewinski

Planet Detroit is taking the week to give thanks.

We are thankful for our readers. Since launching in April, we’ve substantially grown our audience every month. Now we’d like to take some time to get to know you so we can better serve you. To that end, we hope you’ll take 5 minutes to respond to our first-ever reader survey. You could win a $25 gift card to REI!

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We are thankful for our families. This week we are publishing our first-ever personal essay by Jenn McKee, Parenting in an era of climate change. It comes on the heels of our first-ever short film, MOTHER, by Lauren Santucci. Both pieces explore the intersection of family and the environment. Last week, Santucci’s piece focused on a grandmother raising her family in southwest Detroit, where all the members have severe asthma. This week, McKee’s essay explores how she navigates the penetrating questions of her eight-year-old, choreographing a delicate dance between truth and parenting.

And finally, we’re thankful for the natural world. So of course, we enthusiastically endorse #optoutside this Friday. As you recover from your turkey comas, we exhort you to explore the outdoors near your home. You might start by taking a hike in one of Michigan’s state parks, which are open at no charge on Friday, November 29.

And if you’re struggling to figure out what to do with all that extra turkey, take a look at what WDET’s Anna Sysling is cooking up in her sustainability series.

Turkey soup / shepherd’s pie = no waste!

Happy Thanksgiving! See you next week!

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