Want to get involved with helping protect the environment? Local 4 is here for you with a list of local and national agencies you can contact.

Southeast Michigan

Environment: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to conserving, protecting, and managing the use and enjoyment of Michigan's natural resources. Look here to find answers to any questions you might have regarding regualtions through links to the many divisions of DNR, such as Fisheries, Camping and Hunting.

Gardening: The Greening of Detroit aims to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs. Call (313) 237-8733

The Earth Works Gardening is an urban farming project in Detroit. They seek to restore the connection to the environment and community in keeping with the traditions of their spiritual patron, St. Francais. Call (313) 579-2100, ext. 211

Recycling: The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County , is a intergovernmental, municipal solid waste authority created in 1989 by the communities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, Wixom, and Lyon Township. For more information contact: (248) 208-2270

The City of Ann Arbor provides weekly recycling services to all Ann Arbor residents. Drop off Center: (734) 971-7400

The Reuse Center accepts donations of reusable household goods, office supplies, and building materials which are then resold to the general public at affordable prices. Call this number to find out what items can and cannot be recycled. (734) 662-6288

International and National Organizations

Greenpeace International is an independant, campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and force solutions for a green and peaceful future. Their goal is to ensure the Earth's ability to nurture life in all its diversity. Greenpeace International Ottho Heldringstraat 5 1066 AZ Amsterdam The Netherlands Email: supporter.services@int.greenpeace.org

The Natural Resources Defense Council uses science, law and the support of all their many members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places. They also hope to ensure a healthy and safe living environment for all living things. Natural Resources Defense Council 40 West 20th St. New York, NY 10011 Tel: (212) 727-2700 Fax: (212) 727-1773

The Sierra Club is inspired by nature to help protect our communities and the planet. Sierra Club National Headquaters 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor San Fransico, CA 94105 Tel: (415) 977-5500 Fax: (415) 977-5799 Sierra Club Legislative Office 408 C St., N.E. Washington, DC 20002 Tel: (202) 547-1141 Fax: (202) 547-6009