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green living science


environmental Education

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  1. YOUTH

  2. Businesses

  3. Community

Green Living Science works to connect the three  pillars of Community in its educational outreach.

Over the years, GLS has expanded offerings to include educational programs, recycling programs and field trips and tours.  We've also increased the scope of our constituents to include educators, workplaces, local communities and other groups.


students served since 2007

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Who we are


Green Living Science (GLS) is an outgrowth of Recycle Here!, Detroit’s drop-off recycling center and the city’s neighborhood recycling program. GLS was founded in 2007 in response to the Detroit Public Schools Community District's request to bring education about recycling and natural resource conservation to its students. Early programming consisted of assemblies and in-class lessons to teach children about reusing and repurposing materials as well as natural resource conservation.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our programming to not only serve schools, but also businesses, and community members. GLS is dedicated to educating Detroiters about the impact waste has on our planet.  GLS was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2011.

Our Mission

Our Vision

To transform Detroit by teaching about waste and recycling.

Green Living Science is dedicated to working alongside Detroiters to increase recycling participation and awareness of environmental issues and personal responsibility through education.

Universal environmental literacy, advocacy, stewardship, and justice.


Green Living Science envisions a Detroit with a robust circular economy and citizens who are mindful about our environment and natural resources. 

Keep Up With Us

We keep busy here at GLS! Follow what we are up to by reading our blog & following our events calendar.

Stay connected too! Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date and get engaged with all that is happening at GLS

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