Together from the Ground Up for 25 Years
Together from the Ground Up for 25 Years

For 25 years, Groundwork has empowered people who want to be part of creating a better Michigan with innovative, local-based solutions that create a clean environment, strong economy, and healthy community.

a legacy of improvement

Since our beginning in 1995 as the Michigan Land Use Institute, we've been giving people an opportunity to create the Michigan they want to see. Your involvement has allowed the transformational work we do to protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and build thriving communities. 

Today changes are taking place that will define the future of our communities for decades to come. We can either accept what heads our way or be intentional by engaging with innovative, principled ideas, and inspired work. We can trust our hope and create optimistic solutions that shape a bright tomorrow for our people, communities, and environment. At Groundwork, we feel that we—all of us as a community—have no choice but to take action, from the ground up.

Development is consuming our farmland

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LET’S CREATE A STRONG FARM ECONOMY TO KEEP FARMERS FARMING

The lifelong health of children and adults is being damaged by unhealthy foods

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LET’S CHANGE THE WAY WE PRODUCE AND CONSUME FOOD—SAVING OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TOO

Our climate is warming

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LET’S BUILD A DYNAMIC, CARBON-FREE ECONOMY

Our communities are ever more degraded by sprawl and traffic

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LET’S FIND NEW PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS LIVABLE

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