Green Awards Won by the Milwaukee County Zoo
The Zoo was a recipient of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)
Green Luminary Award in August 2015
What is the Green Luminary Award?
- From MMSD's website:
- It takes vision and foresight to
sustainably manage water where it falls. Green luminaries
ultimately help protect our rivers and Lake Michigan by adopting
practices that harvest rainfall for other uses or mimc nature by
draining in 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.
- Visit the Green Luminary Award page
- Watch the video about the Zoo's Green Luminary Award
The Zoo received the Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful IDEAL Education Award in 2016.
The Milwaukee County Zoo also earned 'Travel Green' Certification
What is Travel Green Wisconsin?
- From Travel Green Wisconsin's website:
- In the spirit of Wisconsin's deep
heritage of environmental stewardship, the Department of Tourism
initiated Travel Green Wisconsin in 2006 to promote smart,
environmentally friendly business practices. The program is the
first of its kind state-sponsored sustainable travel green
certification in the nation and has become a model for sustainable
travel efforts both nationally and internationally. As more and
more travelers like you look to make your life a little greener,
we hope you'll appreciate and support the tourism businesses that
are working hard to reduce their own environmental impact. Check
out our directory of Travel Green certified businesses for a
- Biannual renewal is required to maintain Travel Green Wisconsin
certification membership. The "green" categories businesses
and organizations are required to maintain include:
- Communication and Education (Customers, Employees,
Public); Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling; Energy
Efficincy, Conservation, and Management; Water Conservation
and Wastewater Management; Air Quality; Wildlife and Landscape
Conservation and Management; Transportation; Purchasing;
Local Community Benefits.
- Read more about Travel Green Wisconsin here!