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Ellory Monks

Co-Founder of @TheAtlas4Cities. Yes: infrastructure, cities, environment. Also: USMC, real food, women engineers, Rice University. No thanks: running.

Created: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Trailblazers Campaign Announcement
Announcing the GSI Trailblazers Campaign from the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange.

We are so excited to share that we are collaborating with the GI Exchange on their Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Trailblazers Campaign! It’s an exciting new awards campaign promoting innovative green infrastructure by GI Exchange members that generate valuable lessons and models for others in the field. 

The GSI Trailblazers Campaign will gather case studies promoting innovative approaches in green stormwater infrastructure. Special consideration will be given to projects that create measurable progress on racial or social equity goals.

You can read more about the GSI Trailblazers Campaign here

What This Means for Our Members: 

Participants in the campaign will publish their case studies to The Atlas. Members can expect an influx of awesome green infrastructure case studies and local government POCs to answer questions about those case studies! 

Already, we have 170+ stormwater management case studies in The Atlas database, all published by our members. Here are some of our favorites, published in the last couple of months:

1. San Mateo County’s transition from complete streets to sustainable streets

2.  Woodbury, MN using recycled tires to meet stormwater management regulations

3. St. Louis, MO’s equitable green stormwater infrastructure incentive programs

The Atlas + The Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange

Last month, we launched a strategic partnership with the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (“the GI Exchange”). It’s a member-led network of nearly 300 local government officials & staff aimed at finding more sustainable water infrastructure solutions. Following our partnership announcement, The Atlas welcomed 100+ new local government members who are managers of public green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) programs. 

Because of our partnership, all GI Exchange members now have access to The Atlas’s local government-only space. Here they can search for city case studies, post questions, send/receive direct messages. Additionally, they can follow topics and trends in local government and sustainability, including climate change, green infrastructure, site selection and much more.

About the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange

The Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (“the GI Exchange”) strives to accelerate the affordable and equitable implementation of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) throughout North America by supporting peer learning, innovation and collaboration among cities, counties and utilities. It is a highly connected peer learning network that offers a platform for practitioners to share experiences, circulate ideas, and solve problems together toward finding more sustainable water infrastructure solutions. Individual members are typically managers of GSI programs who have committed to GSI as a strategy for community resilience and to sharing their knowledge with peers. The GI Exchange is a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. For more, visit


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