Richard Murphy (Landscape Architecture; BLA, BED, 1975) -- a member of the College of Design's advisory board -- and his company, Murphy Warehouse Company, are featured in Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's weblog article, "Green jobs on black pavement." On Earth Day, 2009, Murphy was rolling out a new system using engineering and prairie plantings to keep stormwater runoff on his company's site instead of flowing into the Mississippi River.
"The event showed me again that the real frontier of the GreenMovement is in the workplace," writes Rybak. "Enlightened companies like Murphy can show we can grow the economy AND protect our planet. And in doing it they create new green jobs for the growing number of companies who help Murphy and others make these changes."
- The Star Tribune's Neal St. Anthony profiles Murphy and his company's efforts to prevent runoff from reaching the Mississippi River.