Going Green

Mayor James R. Fouts established the City of Warren Environmental Advisory Committee to promote green initiatives throughout the City of Warren to advise the Mayor on energy efficiency issues in order to mitigate climate change. All Warren citizens interested in joining the City of Warren Environmental Advisory Committee should contact The Mayor’s Office at (586) 574-4520 mayor@cityofwarren.org


Sierra Club
Warren City Council
Warren Garden Club
Wild Ones


The committee plans events/programs and disperses information to promote conservation in the City of Warren.

Going Green in Warren Episodes:

Click here to view episodes of Going Green in Warren.

Featured Warren Energy Efficiency Projects

Green Roof Project

Environmental Tips

For Your Community:

Recycling Resources:

Involve all family members in your efforts to expand Warren’s Recycling Program! For more information, please visit the Sanitation Division web page or click here to see the Warren Recycling Guide.

Click here to see the dates of Macomb County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

For Your Home:

Here are some tips to make your home more environmentally friendly.
The Michigan Department of Energy Labor and Economic Growth offers some great tips for making your home more energy efficient.

Energy Efficiency FAQ

Check out these conservation tips from the EPA!

Find out if solar power will work in your home. MI Solar Works is a state-wide initiative to solarize 6,000 Michigan homes and businesses by the end of 2014 as part of the Department of Energy’s “Race to the Rooftops” national challenge.

Materials and Guides for a Green Home Courtesy of EcoWorks (formerly WARM Training Center).

Yard and Lawn:

A push mower is a more environmentally friendly way to mow your lawn.

Master Gardener:

Here are some helpful planting tips:
Planting Trees and Shrubs
Right Tree, Right Location

Butterfly Garden:

How to Make a Butterfly Garden
The Mayor’s Monarch Pledge

Rain Barrels:

Warren residents can reduce water usage by installing a rain barrel.
A Guide to Responsible Residential Rainwater and Meltwater Management for Warren Residents

For Your Business:

Interested in making your business more environmentally friendly?
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a great resource with many ideas for running a green business.

Greening DetroitCommercial & Industrial Buildings


Interested in carpooling? Register for MI Rideshare or by calling 866-510-POOL.

Do you own an alternative fuel vehicle? Visit the Department of Energy Data Center to find locations near you to charge/refuel your vehicle.


Exercise and save gas money- follow these safety tips and ride your bicycle for transportation. Identify a bike friendly route using this map courtesy of MDOT. Or for fun, visit Macomb Orchard Trail or participate in the Tour De Warren (10 Mile Route and Cue Sheet), email Jeff Radke (ride@macombbike.com) of Macomb Bike and Fitness for more information.

If you are interested in advocating for a bike friendly America, check out this brochure from The League of American Bicyclists.


Get Involved

Warren Garden Club:

The Warren Garden Club works on various ‘green’ projects that help
keep Warren beautiful. Some projects include the Community Center
courtyard and the gazebo plantings on the Mound Road median.
Interested in getting involved? Please email Sue Keffer: keffert@wowway.com

Warren Community Gardens:

Mayor Fouts encouraged the creation of community gardens in Warren. Thank you to all that donated plants and time to create the first Warren Community Garden. Mayor Fouts also has a vision of butterfly waystations in Warren. For more information on establishing a monarch butterfly waystation in your backyard or to learn more about the Warren Community Gardens, please email Kelly Colegio at kcolegio4@aol.com.

Sierra Club:

Learn more about the Sierra Club and their beyond Coal campaign, visit the Sierra Club’s Metro Detroit Facebook page

Wild Ones:

Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Learn more at www.WildOnes.org.

Clinton River Watershed Council:

The Clinton River Watershed Council provides programs and services in the areas of watershed management and stormwater education, including our well-known Stream Leaders, Adopt-A-Stream, Southeast Michigan Phase II Stormwater Information Clearinghouse, and Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project (CRCCP) programs. Visit CRWC.org to learn more.