Petition update

Next Steps to Stop the Detroit Trash Incinerator

William Copeland and Our Climate Voices

Aug 5, 2017 — Thank you for signing! More than 12,000 friends and neighbors are looking ahead to cleaner air and healthier communities, and we know there are many more of us out there. How do we know? The Detroit News published a Letter to the Editor penned by your fellow signers on Friday, and it quickly gained traction.

“We call on the mayor to continue to stand with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, who recently adopted a resolution to work towards 100 percent renewable energy with language that specifically excludes incineration. Duggan can take an important step toward a cleaner, greener, and healthier “city for all of us” by closing a 30-year chapter of incineration and moving Detroit toward the zero waste practices of the future.” (Find the full article and photo here:

Let's keep all the momentum going!

There are three easy ways to give your voice a megaphone, and to help Breathe Free Detroit become an even stronger movement.

1. Share the Petition - Never underestimate the power of your network! Let your friends and family know why this issue is close to your heart (and lungs), and encourage them to learn more and sign, too!
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2. Share the Letter to the Editor - Share the letter across social media, and add the petition link for added impact, a one-stop-shop for activating your network. Find the petition at this link:

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3. Write Your Own Letter to the Editor - This is huge! So often, lacking media coverage helps to keep injustices in play. Let the Detroit News know that the incinerator is an issue you care about, too, and it's one they need to cover more closely. Write a Letter to the Editor, and help apply direct pressure:

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Share away! If you have any questions, please let us know, and stay tuned for more updates! Thank you so much for being a part of Breathe Free Detroit!


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