Plymouth Township company pitches in for student cleanup effort


A leadership-training program dedicated to fostering environmental stewardship.

Employees from Johnson Controls in Plymouth Township worked alongside Detroit students Wednesday as part of a leadership-training program dedicated to cleaning up the city and fostering environmental stewardship.

It was the sixth annual Greening Day for the Conservation Leadership Corps, a environmental-centered jobs program for Detroit teenagers and young adults that’s sponsored by Johnson Controls in partnership with the Student Conservation Association and The Greening of Detroit. This year’s CLC involves some 80 Detroit high school students, some of whom are returning members.

The students, their crew leaders and the Johnson Controls employees spent the day pulling weeds, clearing paths, picking up trash and trimming overgrown trees at places like Belle Isle and Rouge Park.