“We are sisters of this Earth—members of one powerful tribe.”

—Jada Pinkett Smith
“If you can feed yourself, you can free yourself.”

—Dr. Grace Lee Boggs, philosopher and Detroit community organizer
“My daughter talks about what she did and learned at ECO Girls all weekend long. This is a great program!”

—ECO Girl Parent

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Green Dollhouse: Building My Community Event

Photos from our Green Dollhouse event.

To read more about this event, stop by our Events page.

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Experiencing the Harvest

Photos from our first event for the fall 2013 semester.

To read more about our harvest event, stop by our Events page.

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Camp Bluestem 2013

Pictures of our girls at Camp Bluestem this summer.

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A Spring Baby Shower by ECO Girls

ECO Girls staff members and volunteers shared a high point of our year this April when we got together to celebrate a great occasion. Mallory Horne, the fantastic curriculum specialist and lead teacher for ECO Girls, is expecting a baby daughter at the end of the summer. The happy occasion gave the rest of the ECO Girls staff a perfect opportunity to think about what kind of celebration a baby shower should be when environmental values are taken to heart.

To read more about the shower, stop by our Events page.

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March: Ecological Literacy

During the month of March, ECO Girls learned about ecological literacy, explored nature and plants at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and made many beautiful pieces of art based on the plants and fish they observed.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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February: Energy and Sustainability

For the month of February, our themes were Energy and Sustainability. On February 2nd, the ECO girls had a split session with a discussion on sustainability and some fun puzzles that taught us a few facts about what being sustainable means.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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January Ice Skating

ECO Girls kicked off 2013 with an exciting trip ice skating at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. We were glad for the opportunity to visit again, since it was one of our favorite destinations last year.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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Sustainability Dollhouses

In the month of December, the ECO Girls learned about and explored the theme of sustainability through the Green Dollhouse Project. With the holidays around the corner, the Green Dollhouse Project provided a unique opportunity for the girls to tie in their creative holiday-themed ideas to help build a sustainable and eco-friendly dollhouse.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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Turkey Drawing and Natural History Museum

For our second event in November, we illustrated our short story, “The Thankful Turkey & Her Friends”, written by Brianna Winbush. It is a story about togetherness, gratitude, and the merging of cultures. We also visited the natural history museum at the University of Michigan

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Homemade Terrariums

For our first event in November, we made homemade terrariums, small ecosystems that represent our earth. To make terrariums, we took recycling glass containers, put in dirt, rocks, grass seeds, and water, and let Nature take over! In these micro-ecosystems, water is continually evaporated and condensed. Each girl took hers home and watched to see what happens when plants actually grow on earth. As the cycle continues, the grass grows tall and strong!

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Our Visit to D-Town Farm, Detroit

View photos of our visit to D-Town Farm, an amazing organic urban farm in Detroit.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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Climate Change and its Effect on Our Food

View photos of our day learning about climate change and how it affects our food harvets.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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ECO Girls Food Drive

View photos of our visit to Food Gatherers, a non-profit organization located in Ann Arbor that provides food assistance to 150 non-profit agencies and programs throughout Washtenaw County. We learned all about the mission and goals of the organization. On our tour of the warehouse, the Eco Girls saw tons and tons of food and beverages. Most importantly, we learned how important it is for families in need to not only have access to food, but healthy food.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Events page.

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Camp Bluestem 2012

View photos of Camp Bluestem, a 5-day overnight camp at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan's Biological Station near Pellston, Michigan.

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Earth Day 2012

View photos of our celebration of Earth Day. We went on a tour of UM's Dana Building which houses the School of Natural Resources and Environment, participated in a series of hands-on sustainability stations where we explored ways to be greener in our everyday lives, and took a trip to the Leslie Science and Nature Center for this year's Earth Day festival.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Eco Girls Power.

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Visiting a Green Roof for St. Patrick’s Day

View photos of our field trip to the River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. We got to take a tour of the factory, see the green roof, and much more!

To read more about the trip, stop by our Energy page.

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February’s Fabulous Food Excursions

View photos of our trip to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, where the Eco Girls learned about the cocoa plant and its uses, as well as to Brines Farm in Dexter, Michigan to learn about solar powered hoop houses and how many vegetables can be sustainable during the harsh, cold months of Michigan's winter.

To read more about the trip, stop by our Farmer Jane's page.

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A Walk in the Woods

View photos of our trip to the Leslie Science Center, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History, and the Huron River, where the Eco Girls learned about ecoliteracy, soil samples, animal skulls, and more!

To read more about the trip, stop by our Ecoliteracy page.

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Autumn Harvest Event: A Trip to Wiard’s Farm

View photos of our recent trip to Wiard’s Orchard and County Fair. Eco Girls had a chance to pick their own delicious apples at the orchard, took a hay ride and cooked up an apple feast.

To read more about the trip and try out the apple recipes, stop by Farmer Jane's.

A special thank-you to Ashley Bryant for her photography work!

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GoGirl Dance Party

View photos of our recent GoGirl Dance Party at Trotter Multicultural Center, with live music, line dancing, chalk drawing, hoola hooping, and more. Our party coincided with the Moving Planet global day of action, and we enacted our month-long theme of energy. Through creative movement and dance, we saw that we can make energy with the active motion of our own bodies.

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