Become a Detroit Sustainability Ambassador 

Help Shape the Sustainability Action Agenda
Let’s create a Detroit where all residents can save money, have clean walkable neighborhoods, pursue good jobs, and live a healthy lifestyle. The Office of Sustainability is looking to work with engaged and motivated Detroiters to uplift residents’ voices and keep the community connected during the planning phase and beyond.

Sustainability Ambassadors will be advocates for Detroiters, first and foremost.  Ambassadors will seek ideas and input from people in their neighborhoods and help us shape an agenda that puts all Detroiters first. The plan will inform how we:

  • Increase access to healthy food

  • Provide more transportation options

  • Connect to affordable housing

  • Lower utility bills

  • Create clean and healthy neighborhoods

Spread the word about the Ambassador position by downloading the recruitment flyer HERE!

Questions? Contact us!


Whitney Smith


p: 313-224-9496

Can you contribute to the Sustainability Action Agenda in other ways?

Sustainability Ambassadors are:

  • Detroit residents who are active, well connected and reflect the diversity of their neighborhoods

  • Passionate improving about their neighborhoods and the City of Detroit

Activities include:

  • Listening and getting feedback from residents, attending community meetings, and communicating the vision of the Sustainability Action Agenda.


  • Comfortable speaking at public meetings

  • Good facilitation skills  and able to maintain a positive, respectful atmosphere

  • Excellent and patient listeners

  • Well organized, reliable, team player

  • Some, not all ambassadors speak a second language (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Bangla)

  • Some, but not all ambassadors are very active on social media


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Detroit, Michigan 48219

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