Monday, February 19th, 2024

The Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St., Milwaukee, 53204

Doors open at 5:00 pm with Cash Bar and Food
Program at 6:30 pm

SEATING FOR THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Walk-ins may have to stand. Register here to get the streaming video link

Live Stream Links
Please use these links to view the awards live stream:

We are excited to announce an AWESOME experience for this milestone event to celebrate Milwaukee’s African American community working for a better environment. The Ivy House in Milwaukee’s Historic 5th Ward  has been selected as the event venue.  The event will feature entertainment by Ko-Thi African Dance Company and Drummer Ojumire Charleston of Drums up Guns Down 414. The food, entertainment and crowd we hope to draw would just not fit at the Wisconsin Black History Society Museum.  We respect and appreciate the role that Clayborn Benson has played and hope to return there in future years. Register here for either in-person attendance or for the link to the live streaming option:

A big congratulations to the 2024 Honor Roll:

Damien Debuhr                 Groundwork MKE
CaBeatrice Hart                 Alice’s Garden, Rural Urban Flow, Mystic Phoenix Art
Grian Hollies-Maxwell    Groundwork MKE & Maxwell Farms
Sandra Jones                     Victory Garden Initiative
Mia Noel                              WI DNR Havenwoods

Alexander Hagler             Kuumba Juice & Coffee & Nearby Nature
Mitchelle Lyle                    Hydroponics STEM Program
Darrin Madison                 Wisc State Rep, Assembly District 10
Hassan Richardson          UWM undergrad researcher, Conservation & Environmental Science

The event will feature all the great food, culture and fun of previous events and MORE
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Information about previous year’s events and awardees:

2024 Event Sponsors:


Fund for Lake Michigan

Fund For Lake Michigan

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District


Steward Level Sponsors

Clean Wisconsin Clean Wisconsin
Urban Ecology Center Logo of Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee Parks Foundation Milwaukee Parks Foundation logo
Milwaukee Water Commons Milwaukee Water Commons
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Conservation Voters Wisconsin Conservation Voters Logo
Nearby Nature Milwaukee Nearby Nature Milwaukee
Northwest Side Community Development Corp Northwest Side CDC
Reflo Reflo
QUAD Quad Logo
Sierra Club Great Waters Group Sierra Club Great Waters Group
SUGAR MAMA LIFESTYLES Sugar Mama Lifestyles Logo
Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association

Enthusiast level sponsors:

Land Restoration School Land Restoration School Logo
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Logo
Faith In Place Faith In Place Logo
Elevate Elevate Logo
Hummingbird MKE Hummingbird MKE Logo
Ozaukee Washingon Land Trust / River Revitalization Foundation OWLT & RRF Logos
Compost Crusader Compost Crusader
Friends of Lincoln Park Lincoln Park Friends Logo
Supporting Level Sponsors:
Wisconsin’s Green Fire
Near Westside Partners
Midwest Environmental Advocates
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Individual Sponsors:
David Thomas & Diane Steigerwald, William Lynch, Alicia Smith, Jonathan Ward, Mary Shepherd.

2024 Organizing Sponsors are individuals and organizations that serve on the organizing committee

  • Yvonne McCaskill – Century City Triangle Neighborhood Association
  • Steven Hunter – 7iam4life Wellness
  • Detaya Johnson – Nearby Nature Milwaukee
  • Terry Evans – Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park
  • David Thomas – Nearby Nature Milwaukee
  • Danitra Jones – Northwest Side Community Development Corporation
  • Martina Patterson – Nearby Nature Milwaukee
  • Jennifer Abel – Sierra Club Great Waters Group
  • Aton Fox – Milwaukee Water Commons
  • Wilniesha Smith – ReFlo

We Also Acknowledgement the support of the following individuals and businesses and supporting Sponsors:

Simona Johnson, Sugar Mama Lifestyles
Ko-Thi African Dance Company
LaShondra Scott, Neo Soul Productions

Thanks to the following Individual Donors:

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