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GREEN LUMINARIES

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It takes vision and foresight to sustainably manage water where it falls. Green luminaries ultimately help protect our rivers and Lake Michigan by adapting practices that harvest rainfall for other uses or mimic nature by draining it into the ground to reduce water pollution. Green luminaries like the projects highlighted below are led by true champions who recognize not only the need to manage stormwater, but also the need to innovate and grow, to create lasting good works that connect people and prosperity to the environment.

February 2017 - Cream City Farms




January 2017 - Green Solutions Greenfield




December - Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee




November - Brown Deer Bradley Rd




October - St. Francis Green Summer




September - Victory Garden Initiative




August - Friends of the Monarch Trail




July - MillerCoors




June - Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association




May - Fund for Lake Michigan




April - Mequon Nature Preserve




March - Boerner Botanical Gardens




February - West Allis




January - Alverno College




December - City of Milwaukee




November - Mandel Group Luminary




October - UW-Milwaukee Luminary




September - Summerfest Luminary




August - Zoo's Luminary




July - All People's Luminary




June - Outpost Luminary




May - Poblocki Paving Luminary




April - Maryland Ave. Montessori

(A Milwaukee Public School)




March - Mitchell Park Domes




February - Shorewood Natural Lawncare




January

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The Clock Shadow's green roof offers a wonderful connection to the natural environment high above the concrete and bustle of Milwaukee's popular Walker's Point neighborhood. At 4,700 square feet, the green roof offers fantastic educational opportunities for urban dwellers to learn more about the importance of managing water where it falls.
Clock Shadow Green Roof
Raised planter beds help capture water, and provide food in the summer months. The Clock Shadow utilizes rain barrels to capture even more water that is used to give thirsty plants a drink during dry weather.
Green Roof
The rooftop offers beautiful views of the city and an escape from the workday for those lucky enough to work in the building. The green roof, gardens, rain barrels, a 5,000 gallon cistern and other green infrastructure can manage up to 40,000 gallons of water every time it rains.