The Detroit Climate Action Plan, published in 2017, was a first for the City. In the fall of 2016, DWEJ commissioned the creation of a documentary film, produced by Detroit screenwriter, film director and producer Diane Cheklich, called “From the Bottom Up: Climate Action in Detroit”. Her film explores and presents the environmental, economic, political, and personal stories that drove us and other organizations to create a climate action plan for Detroit that came from the streets up. In taking this approach, our coalition created a first of its kind, large-scale strategic climate action plan that set change in motion, including the adoption of Detroit’s first ever Greenhouse Gas Ordinance in 2019.
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