DRP cares deeply about the Detroit community and is proud to support philanthropic and charitable programs in our city. We focus our support on initiatives related to education, environment and neighborhood quality of life, with a goal of positively impacting the Greater Detroit community. For more information about our community involvement, please contact Denise Gardner dgardner@detroitrenewable.com

The Golightly Education Center Partnership
We are proud to support the Golightly Education Center, a local school that provides scholarly educational opportunities for Detroit’s future leaders. We are happy to offer our employees the opportunity to be involved in this rewarding program. Throughout the school year, our staff volunteers provide hands-on education experiences for 4th and 5th grade students that make science fun and exciting.

Our program at Golightly focuses on a ‘whole systems approach’ to environmental sustainably, meaning, the students are taught to consider the ‘big picture’ of their environmental impact and to take responsibility in caring for our community.

Through this partnership, the Golightly Education Center and team members from DRP have worked with the students to:

  • plant and maintain a garden
  • collect expired food to make compost
  • use solar power
  • build birdhouses to encourage a diverse ecosystem 
  • take field trips to Recycle Here and Tolgate Farm

These fun educational experiences offer students the opportunity to learn about community, environment, and sustainability through hands-on activities and experiential learning. Check out the latest photos and videos from our work with the Golightly Education Center here.