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Chainsaw work and tree felling are more dangerous than fighting fires, policing the worst neighborhoods or even fighting in wars. The chainsaw is a tool and the potential weapon of your own destruction. Trees are like real big slow bullets that by your own hand and gravity alone will kill or disable you of life. …
Added by Gordon Soderberg on January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Personal protection equipment must be warn at all times on an active job site.
Construction helmets are required when working around heavy equipment, in doors or under trees with potential falling hazards.
Eye and face protection is required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in areas that require it.
Gloves and long sleeved shirts are required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 27, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Added by Gordon Soderberg on June 15, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Pre-order lunches for groups larger than ten one week in advance of your volunteer day.
Call or Email orders Maegan Murphy (313) 766- 7578
The problems many cities across the country face are the same, the cost of commercial and residential blight removal, lack of of a trained work force and under employment of youth and veterans.
The solution is to partner veterans job training and reintegration programs with young adults mentor programs to economically attack the blight in their communities.
Develop Blight Buster Corps by expanding effective community volunteer blight removal…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on February 11, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit.
Check our calendar of volunteer events and sign up or let us know what dates you are interested in and we will add it to the calendar.
To get your groups…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In the last couple of days I've met with a couple of local contractors, certified construction and demolition training program directors, as well as large scale developers and real-estate investment people from California.
They heard about what we were doing during a community meeting and wanted to get a tour of the Motor City Blight Busters Artist Village. Farm City, Veterans Villages and of course Large Marge.
It was interesting to talk to folks at different levels of the…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on December 6, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00-4:00 Eastern
Join EPA's Smart Growth Program for an overview of free technical assistance available to communities through EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. On October 23, EPA announced a…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on October 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In April of 2014 We joined forces with Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit. Together, we are building Veterans Green Housing, Job Training & Small Business Incubator with Farm City, Artist's and Veteran's Villages in the Old Redford district of Detroit.
We were looking for a firehouse to rebuild and found an entire community instead.
You remember we are wanted to find a firehouse to park the bus and create and…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
We were paid a visit by a delegation from the Haitian Government's Department of Commerce yesterday. It was an honor to show off The Veterans Green Bus Sustainable Disaster relief vehicle at Veterans Village Detroit. They were very interested in our use of used cooking oil to power the…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 4, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments
We have spent the remainder of the challenge grant funds from The Home Depot Foundation on more tools and supplies for our growing team of veterans.
Here is the final report of what it has produced.
Purchased: In April of 2014 we used the grant on hand tools. bench grinder, hammer and drywall drills, framing, skill and chop saws ladders and personal protect equipment to address the work needed to be done on the Veterans Village after signing a 3 year lease to purchase…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on May 7, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Joe took pictures and engraved his mark on every tool in the Garden Tool Library. Then he loaded the photos into a gallery using our website. Joe will now teach another veteran how to document the power tool library.
This summer we will use the gallery…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on March 30, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments
The www.Sketchup.com class at the Engineering Department of Wayne State went very well yesterday. With14 in attendance, 90% veterans came to learn how use the software to build the Shelter 2.0 and make their own designs.
The Veterans Green…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on October 21, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
There is allot of discussion about the federal money coming to Detroit to help remove blighted homes from the landscape and give Detroit an opportunity to rebuild more sustainably.
The Veterans Green Bus Project could be perfect partner for the city. Our veterans are…Continue
Just after returning to Detroit from the West Coast Tour we received an invitation from FARM AID to put a Green Team together for this year's concert. Not less than a week later the floods in Colorado effecting several communities and farms along the Platte River.
We will use…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on September 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The Veterans Green Bus West Coast Tour started in Seattle WA. with a stop and Farming Veterans in June. We helped them weed and till there 5 acre farm and gave their members a tour of the bus and demonstrated the process of filtering used cooking oil to fuel the bus.…Continue
Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Navy veteran Gordon Soderberg and the Veterans Green Bus arrived in Roanoke one week ago, after nearly five months on Long Island, N.Y.
There, the bus served as a command center for disaster relief efforts in Rockaway Beach after Superstorm Sandy, and it achieved some measure of fame. Former President Bill Clinton took a briefing on the bus late last year. It was on the TV news in New York. Soderberg’s face and the bus appeared during the…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on April 25, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
We like WVO Designs Wikki tools. They help our Veterans understand the mechanical technologies and chemical sciences behind using recycled cooking oil as fuel for transportation, emergency and back up power.
Check the WVO Designs Wikki Tools:
From time to time we will post…
Added by Gordon Soderberg on March 10, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments
We are currently in Rockaway NY. wrapping up the Veterans Green Bus Project here. The last four months we have been supporting volunteer relief organizations with forward operating bases, transportation of people, tools and supplying clean energy solutions. including Solar and biodiesel and WVO.
Our next events will be in San Diego, CA. Earth Fare Balboa Park. April 19th & 21st. Between now and then we have to get from Breezy Pointe NY to San Diego in our WVO fueled…Continue