Audra D Carson, Detroit, MI

Owner, De-tread LLC

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Audra D Carson has been nicknamed the “Tire Nerd” and within a few minutes of speaking with her you quickly understand the lighthearted moniker. She has a deep and abiding love for the City of Detroit and has committed herself to solving the issue of post consumer tire waste (tire blight). Audra is a proud alumnus of Cass Technical High School and Olivet College. Her company De-tread LLC was formed in 2009. Audra has evolved into a Subject Matter Expert on the health and safety issues as well as the environmental and societal impacts of post consumer tire waste on post industrial cities. De-tread is a both a consultancy and a design lab. We provide solutions that not only improve the immediate aesthetic of the community, but we are “Tirelessly Working for a Greener Future for Detroit and Beyond”.

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Volunteer management

  • Sustainability / resilience

  • Environmental justice

  • Solutions to Tire Blight


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