May 15, 2012

Gloria Rivera

Without the Sierra Club, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit would miss out on the chance to work with some strong and inspiring women!

Since 2005, we've worked with Sierra Club's Rhonda Anderson who is passionate about environmental justice. Take a tour with her and you learn about industry's legacy of pollution, danger and devastation and meet valiant residents of the 48217 zip code who won't give up their struggle for justice!

Melissa Damaschke, another SC staffer in Detroit and passionate advocate for the Great Lakes, works with the People's Water Board, teaching about water conservation and rain barrels, and Michelle Martinez worked on air quality--from toxic stuff in the atmosphere to truck emissions in southwest Detroit—until her final day with the Club last week.

Finally, the tenacious Anna Holden is a volunteer who has worked for 20 years to close the Detroit incinerator and bring green jobs and curbside recycling to the city. I'm honored to work with all of these dedicated, passionate women!

Gloria Rivera is an Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister and the Great Lakes Detroit Coordinator for Bioneers.