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.
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.
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.