Posts Tagged ‘green jobs’

Green jobs: American Cycle & Fitness and the Detroit RiverWalk

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If you’re interested in working at a bike shop, American Cycle and Fitness is looking to hire.

Their job application is on their web site.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy also has a few jobs posted.

Made in Detroit: Lumpkin Cycle Works panniers

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The Detroit Bicycle Company has been getting lots of love in Twitterland for their sweet, custom classic bicycles, but they’re not the only ones with made in Detroit, cycle chic bicycle wares.

Lumpkin Cycle Works makes some pretty fancy panniers. They’re waterproof, leather and can “carry a couple gallon jugs on each side.” The read light mount is a nice touch.

As you might imagine, they aren’t inexpensive. Continental Bike Shop is currently selling these panniers on ebay for $300. Hand-made chic doesn’t come cheap.

Still not that convinced you need these? Here’s the video.

Gray Lumpkin Vintage-Inspired Rear Bike Panniers from carlossee’ Santiago L. on Vimeo.

Detroit Green jobs: Summer crew leaders

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Below are job openings with the SCA, a group that has been instrumental in building and improving the bike/hike trails at Detroit’s Rouge Park:

Detroit Community Crew Programs

You can make a difference this summer! Here’s your chance to be part of a program that promotes youth leadership and conservation! The Student Conservation Association is a dynamic, nonprofit national organization which encourages and supports youth in service to the environment. The SCA is currently accepting applications for Crew Leader positions with our 2011 Detroit Community Program.

Responsibilities: Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-18, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, neighborhood green space revitalization and urban agriculture. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre and post-program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting. Program dates are July 11 – August 19. Mandatory, all expenses paid, residential training dates are June 1-10 (possible alternate dates).

Compensation: up to $3795 total salary depending on experience and crew length.

Qualifications: Be at least 21 years old; able to legally work in the US; have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; First Aid/CPR certification, experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18); experience as a teacher or leader in an educational environment; experience with conservation or related skills, familiarity with and passion for the Detroit community.

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume to the Detroit Program Manager at Please direct questions to or 313.285.1247. Crew leaders are hired on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Greening hiring for Detroit Greenway maintenance

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Below is a seasonal job listing for Detroit residents. This Greening of Detroit work crew will maintain the Conner Creek, Lyndon Avenue, Milbank, and Southwest Detroit Greenways.

The Greening of Detroit will be hiring full-time seasonal employees to maintain the greenways this year. As you know, we would like to hire individuals directly from the areas we are working in and hope you can help identify potential candidates.

Applicants should be interested in beautifying their neighborhood. Job duties might include: tree planting, landscaping, lawn care, gardening, green skills development, and other forms of community work in select Detroit Neighborhoods. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Live in zip code 48202, 48221, 48213, 48234, 48205, 48219, 48223, 48209, 48224 or 48203
  2. Be able to lift at least 60lbs and spend the duration of a day outside, rain or shine
  3. Be at least 18 years of age
  4. A criminal background check is required

Applications and questions should be directed to Lionel Bradford at the Greening of Detroit, 313.285.1255 or Please have applicants include your name and/or organization as well as Green Jobs Flier on the How you heard about this job line of job application.