Carbon Buffering Pilot Program

Through the treatment of vacant land near expressways with green infrastructure, “carbon buffers” absorb carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and other pollution stemming from vehicular traffic and exhaust. Together with The Greening of Detroit, the DFC Implementation Office identifies prioritized sites for carbon buffers based on public land availability, air quality measures, and the future land use of adjacent neighborhoods. The organizations also identify and request funding. The Greening of Detroit leads implementation.

Initiative lead: Chris Dorle

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