Veteran Program Funding Opportunities

Equipment Yard Compound: 40k  - currently $12,500 raised. Shop to store tools, heavy equipment, trailers, and maintain vehicles. Veterans Green Farm: 10k of 60k matching grant. 40ft Shipping Container, hydroponic farming with LED lights running off solar charged batteries.  We are raising the remaining funds to build the foundation and decking paint the container with our graphics before delivery by April, … Continue reading Veteran Program Funding Opportunities

Biodiesel 101: Think Small

Springboard Biodiesel, makes automated biodiesel processing equipment which, because they are small and will fit nearly anywhere, will convert used cooking oils into biodiesel fuel for 95 cents per gallon.  95 cents per gallon is the cost of the other inputs and the electricity required to make a clean-burning fuel that emits 90% less CO2 and … Continue reading Biodiesel 101: Think Small

Demolition Recon for Blight Busters

Today I went into an abandoned building in order to gain measurements for an assessment for Motor City Blight Busters. To properly assess the cost of debris and damage removal, accurate floor plans are required. Using a laser measurer and a clipboard, I created field sketches with accurate annotations. This information will be used to … Continue reading Demolition Recon for Blight Busters

Join The Green Veteran Advisory Board

The Veterans Green Village, Farm and Bus Projects are works in progress requiring a dedicated team to achieve our missions goals and operational plans. We are looking for veterans nonprofit organizations and corporate partners that want to help develop programs, support veterans discover the skills saving the environment and rebuilding their communities sustainably. These are our current funding and … Continue reading Join The Green Veteran Advisory Board

The Veterans Green Bus Runs on Cooking Oil?

We did not invent anything new, Rudolf Diesel created his first engines to run on peanut oil.  We are simply adapting todays technology to make use of a sustainable, none toxic  fuel that can be locally sourced. In the process of building The Veterans Green Bus we learned how to make biodiesel from used cooking oil for small … Continue reading The Veterans Green Bus Runs on Cooking Oil?

Veterans Village Detroit

The Veterans Green Village & Blight Buster Detroit Training Center Mission:Offering veterans community reintegration support for personal growth and professional development in a welcoming environment, with housing, food, transportation, community service opportunities, job training and small sustainable business incubation support. Goal:Partner with community, industry, government and NGOs to support veterans transitioning into civilian life while strengthening their … Continue reading Veterans Village Detroit

24/7/365 Solar Farming in Detroit

  Veterans Green Bus Crew has purchased a apartment building to create a Veterans Green Village in Detroit and will begin an urban farming project using solar panels, batteries and captured rain water in a shipping container this spring. Thanks to the MEDC/MISDA challenge grant and help from Resurge Detroit, Flagstar Bank, and C3 Ventures to … Continue reading 24/7/365 Solar Farming in Detroit