South West Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV)
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to improve the environment and strengthen the economy of Southwest Detroit. Over the years, SDEV has managed initiatives in the areas of contaminated site redevelopment, environmentally sustainable practices, pollution prevention, illegal dumping prevention, air quality, land use, urban agriculture, green stormwater infrastructure, neighborhood beautification, environmental justice, and environmental education. The organization researches complex issues and provides information to local businesses and residents in an effort to create an informed bilingual citizenry to participate and take action in decisions that impact their quality of life.
Southwest Detroit is a vibrant community with incredible potential to grow and help lead in city-wide revitalization efforts. SDEV's programs, through our funder support, directly impact low-income families and children and a richly diverse population. Our mission improves what is possible for the future of our neighborhoods - creating a healthier, cleaner, and greener Detroit.