The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet. Why? Because a green future is a prosperous future.
At Milwaukee Catholic Home, we believe that we should live every day like it’s Earth Day. While our residents will be honoring this annual celebration through some exciting special events on April 22nd, green initiatives are prevalent at Milwaukee Catholic Home, Trinity Woods, and Clare Gardens.
Here are just a few of the many ways we strive to take care of our world for future generations:
Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Units
In 2021, MCH installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization units in all its air handling units in the Health Care Center and in the common area ventilation system of The Residence at 2462.
These units, acting together with the HVAC and filtration systems, have been proven to purify the air by significantly reducing airborne particulates, odors, and pathogens, including the COVID-19 virus. The new Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization units at MCH reduce the east side campus’s carbon footprint and energy consumption by up to 30%.
Green Infrastructure at Trinity Woods
Last year, The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) awarded Trinity Woods $1.3 million for design projects that promote green infrastructure its prestigious Green Infrastructure Partnership Program Grant.
Green infrastructure, defined as a cost-effective and resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts in a community, is present at Trinity Woods in the form of porous pavement and bioswales. While porous pavement provides pore spaces that store and let water pass through the surface, bioswales are landscape features that collect stormwater to filter out pollution from larger areas like parking lots and streets.
Earth Day Celebration
The raised and accessible planting beds are being prepared for the resident gardens. There is excitement and anticipation growing around “digging in the dirt” and creating a beautiful and bountiful garden.
Our Earth Day Festival builds on this excitement with a variety of opportunities to celebrate, learn about, and care for the earth including materials to start some plants from seeds/seedlings which can then be transitioned to their outdoor garden plot!
Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live. At Milwaukee Catholic Home, we are proud to say that our residents and staff continue to find ways to preserve our world in ways seen and unseen.