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Stellantis Kicks Off Detroit's Greenest Initiative, $1 Million Community Initiative to Boost City's East Side


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As part of a comprehensive three-year, $1 million effort to support eastside neighborhoods around the Detroit Assembly Complex, Stellantis on June 3 launched Detroit's Greenest Initiative, the company's plan to make Detroit's east side the most environmentally friendly neighborhood. 

Detroit's Greenest Initiative was announced during the groundbreaking for a new neighborhood education pavilion, located at the stormwater park on the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Beniteau Street. Construction of the pavilion, which will be the first of its kind in Detroit, is expected to begin in fall 2021.


In addition to the pavilion, Stellantis plans to install environmental educational signage, bike racks, a bat house, beehives, pollinator garden and rain garden, as well as work with local educators to develop an environmental-focused curriculum.


"At Stellantis, we're listening to our neighbors and working with them to improve the quality of life for people who live and work here," said Ron Stallworth, external affairs lead for Wayne County, Stellantis-North America. "The projects we're announcing today are just the initial phase of our commitment to make this Detroit's greenest neighborhood."


The initiative was shaped by community input from more than 75 meetings with neighborhood organizations, local residents, area businesses and community leaders.


"These are the kinds of projects that make our neighborhoods better, greener places to live," said Michigan Rep. Joe Tate. "We put in a lot of time working with Stellantis on the ideas that would be best for our community, and we are happy to see these projects starting."


In addition to the community pavilion and stormwater park, the key projects...

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