Alumna Receives Inaugural 'Michigan Green Leader' Award from Detroit Free Press
The Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, executive director of Cass Community Social Services CCSS in Detroit, was recognized as one of the Detroit Free Press inaugural "Michigan Green Leaders."
Fowler is widely respect for her work developing cottage industry employment for CCSS' clients, many of whom are homeless or have mental, physical and intellectual disabilities. Cass Green Industries, founded in 2007, collects and recycles old tires into mud mats and also runs a secure document shredding-and-recycling service.
According to the Free Press, the 10 winners' contributions "are as low-tech as planting trees and recycling trash into art supplies, and as complex as making campuses, industrial sites and a resort into environmental models … These real-world impacts on the lives of everyday Michiganders will pay off not only in cleaner air and water, but in new jobs and tax base for the Michigan economy."
Fowler's accomplishments with CCSS have been recognized with a number of awards, including Michiganian of the Year from the Detroit Free Press, the Martin Luther King Drum Major Award from the Detroit Districts of the United Methodist Church and distinguished alumna awards from the University of Michigan Dearborn Graduate School of Education, Boston University School of Theology and Albion College.
See photos from an Albion College service trip to CCSS