On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) awarded the Earth Day Leadership Award to Will Allen, farmer, founder, and CEO of Growing Power. These awards honor businesses for their leadership in developing innovative products, processes, and business models while demonstrating that economic performance and environmental and social performance go hand-in-hand.
Winning this award from a record-high pool of 38 nominations, Mr. Allen was honored for his substantial contributions and accomplishments within the field of urban agriculture, including his work with school and community gardens and aquaponics. Growing Power’s work has extended well beyond the borders of the State of Wisconsin and the Cities of Milwaukee and Madison to include farming operations in Chicago and initiatives throughout the United States and internationally, in Haiti.
To learn more about Mr. Allen’s WSBC Earth Day Leadership Award check out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article:
To learn more about Growing Power and Will Allen’s work, please refer to their website: