Who We Are
Reroot Pontiac is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, established in 2016, to transform blighted properties in Pontiac into interactive spaces focused on nature, sustainability, and environmental topics. We strive to introduce the local communities to the ecological systems of their surrounding environments and build natural installations that help repair the broken landscape of Pontiac. The vision is to encourage people to experience the awesomeness of the natural world through interactive environments.
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We have purchased 14 acres of land in Pontiac to repurpose the land for interactive spaces focused on sustainability and environmental education through experiential learning. The plans revolve around the creation of a Sustainability Center in the community. Having partnered with local universities to perform research on how urban life and local ecosystems affect each other, the Sustainability Center will house disadvantaged students from Oakland and Wayne State Universities for little to no cost and allow them to work on the associated projects, performing lab studies, installing systems, and gaining valuable skills for the future.