Workforce Development: GDI operates a comprehensive jobs training program designed to prepare residents for the green economy
Improved Environmental Health: GDI engages in effective Community Based Participatory Research practices that apply proven intervention strategies to reach optimum health goals in vulnerable communities
Environmental Education and Awareness: GDI provides awareness and education projects through workshops, seminars, and educational forums.
Land Use Development: GDI assist in building capacity of citizens to engage fully in land use development activities as well as actively work towards transforming neighbourhoods utilizing smart growth strategies and reforming public policy
Youths Speak Green: GDI works to develop leadership in young people to ensure a healthy transition for the next generation of environmental stewardship
Civic Engagement: GDI provides training programs for citizens to ensure their full participation in all decisions impacting a healthy and environmentally sustainable life style
Climate Change and Environmental Restoration: GDI work to reverse the adverse impacts of climate change, toxic industrial legacies and poor past land use by developing a strong volunteer base , impacting public policy and training a workforce dedicated to restoring water, air, land, wildlife and other ecological assets.