Walnut Way has been invited to participate in the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC). City of Milwaukee ECO Department partnered on the application to increase green infrastructure projects. This award supports community-driven resilience projects. ISC will provide Walnut Way with customized technical assistance, access to ISC’s large and growing national network of sustainability and resilience practitioners, connections with peer organizations, and strategic funding to expand and accelerate our work on energy and water resilience.
In partnership with ISC and the City of Milwaukee’s ECO Office, Walnut Way will:
- Support four solar installations at four high-visibility Lindsay Heights sites along with solar power installer job training.
- Design, install, and maintain one or more green infrastructure installations to mitigate urban flooding in Milwaukee’s combined sewer system and increase community access to green space.
- The solar and green infrastructure projects will serve as demonstration sites to enhance community engagement on sustainability topics—building neighborhood pride and community resilience.
- ECO will also be rolling out its Neighborhood Toolkit in Lindsay Heights, focused on sustainability and resilience.
As part of the Partnership for Resilient Communities Design Session, Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Walnut Way (WW) will host a two-day design session on February 20th and 21st to bring partners together to plan the implementation of the project.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is a resident-driven Central City neighborhood organization that lives a mission to sustain transformation by advancing economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity.
Institute for Sustainable Communities Since 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has worked in the United States and around the world to help communities, cities, industry, and NGOs accomplish their environmental, economic, and social goals. ISC uses training, technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning, and demonstration projects to help unleash the power of local people and institutions to address immediate challenges and opportunities – all while building those on-the-ground solutions into national and international best practices and policy. At the heart of the organization’s approach is results-focused, authentic and pragmatic engagement with all stakeholders, which unearths locally-driven and equitable solutions to the biggest challenge we face – global climate change. Learn more at iscvt.org.
The Environmental Collaboration Office, or ECO, strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city. ECO develops practical solutions that improve people’s lives and the economy while working to protect and restore the natural ecosystems that support our long-term prosperity. We collaborate with the community, develop global partnerships, offer award-winning programs, and implement the City’s Refresh Milwaukee sustainability plan.