Planet Detroit receives funding to report on environmental justice, citizen science


Planet Detroit is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network Program. This funding will allow us to engage with communities in environmental injustice hotspots across the city and region. Our goal is to arm those who lack resources with the information they need to help protect their environment and cope with climate change. We also aim to raise the voices of impacted Detroiters, so that the region can collectively take a step toward understanding the impact of the climate crisis on communities. Learn more here >>>

Are you a local EJ expert or community leader? Planet Detroit is looking to assemble a project advisory team to help guide our environmental justice reporting work. 

If you are interested in participating, please let us know here>>>

Planet Detroit is also thrilled to be listed as a partner, along with Keep Growing Detroit, on a second Facebook Journalism Project Community Network Program led by Graham Media Group/WDIV focused on Citizen Science.

This project will recruit Detroiters to help monitor their local environment. The goal is to empower citizens to make recommendations about environmental stewardship in their neighborhoods. Planet Detroit will leverage this work to fuel our reporting on the city's environment. Find out more about this project here>>>.