Improved Environmental Health: GDI engages in effective Community Based Participatory Research practices that apply proven intervention strategies to reach optimum health goals in vulnerable communities.
Community Health and Awareness Seminars (CHATS): GDI provides awareness and educational projects through workshops, seminars, and educational forums.
Land Use Development: GDI assist in building capacity of citizens to engage fully in land use development activities as well as actively work towards transforming neighborhoods utilizing smart growth strategies and reforming public policy.
Climate Organizers Leading Detroit (COLD): An essential element of COLD is for young leaders to actually influence and participate in the development and implementation of policy solutions to climate change locally and abroad. GDI works to develop leadership in young people to ensure a healthy transition for the next generation of environmental stewardship.
Civic Engagement: GDI provides training programs for citizens to ensure their full participation in all decisions impacting a healthy and environmentally sustainable life style
Climate Change and Environmental Restoration: GDI work to reverse the adverse impacts of climate change, toxic industrial legacies and poor past land use by developing a strong volunteer base, impacting public policy and training a workforce dedicated to restoring water, air, land, wildlife and other ecological assets.