Donele Wilkins
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Donele Wilkins

Chief Executive Officer, Green Door Initiative

Donele Wilkins is the Chief Executive Officer of the Green Door Initiative, a nonprofit organization promoting environmental justice in Michigan.

She is a sought-after public speaker, and a recipient of many awards, including most recently being named an Innovator with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

For more than two decades, Wilkins has led local movements for environmental justice, played a key role in developing the Michigan’s Environmental Justice Policy, launched the city’s first green jobs training program, advocated for citizen involvement in public policies and citizen science, and placed environmental stewardship on the agenda of community leaders and decision makers.