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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.

March 2017 - Milwaukee Public Museum

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


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.