GreeningDetroit, in collaboration with sponsors, NAIAS, and ReclaimDetroit, a division of Detroit Non-Profit EcoWorks, will be presenting the inaugural TIP Team (Transport Innovation Patrol) Awards as part of the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on its Education Day, Jan.18th at COBO Hall at 12:00 p.m. on the Atrium Stage.
The four awards — Workforce, Best Dressed, Leader of the Pack and Planet Guardians — will be presented to corporations by the four millennial members of GreeningDetroit.com’s TIP Team (Alan Xia, Jill Dougherty, Katherine Robertson and Jason Best) for their innovative new technologies in this ever-evolving and fast-changing industry.
The TIP Team concept was created to drive more ‘Millennials’, the generation generally considered between the ages of 18 to 30, to NAIAS and other related events in the region, as their generation will be the group that will help revitalize and innovate the city of Detroit — as well as continue the direction and trends of the automobile, technology and other innovative industries here in Metro Detroit and abroad.
The 14x11x2.5 stand-alone awards are artfully crafted with reclaimed wood salvaged by ReclaimDetroit from Detroit’s oldest Fire Department House, located across from COBO Hall at 250 West Larned St., in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Fire Department Headquarters occupied the facilities for close to 175 years (1840-2013).
The site is currently being renovated and converted by developer Walter Cohen and the Aparium Hotel Group into a boutique hotel, one of the many historic facilities being rebirthed in downtown Detroit.More