Copper Mountain Environmental Foundation Educates Local Youth on Sustainability

Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the opening of the 2013/2014 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake Counties.

October 18, 2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Oct. 18, 2013 — Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the opening of the 2013/2014 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake Counties. The Copper Environmental Foundation supports a variety of youth environmental projects producing tangible results in the surrounding communities

 

The Cloud City Conservation Center and their Lake Counties Green Schools Initiative, supporting environmental education in Leadville schools, was awarded a Copper Environmental Foundation grant in 2012. Nearly 900 kids participated in recycling and waste diversion projects, natural resources education, and the creation of school-based Green Teams. The Green Schools Initiative is on its way to achieving two important goals: a 30 percent decrease in school waste; and a 30,000-pound increase in recyclables.

 

“We are happy to support this work,” said Wendy Wyman, Lake County Superintendent. She went on to say the initiatives that the Copper Environmental Foundation funded “will have staying power for years to come.”

 

“We’re extremely grateful to all of the employees of Copper Mountain Resort who graciously participate in the Copper Environmental Foundation donation program. On average we have over 25% of our total employees donate each year, many of them being seasonal staff.  We’re also very thankful to Copper Mountain Resort for matching each employee donation at 100%,” said Steve Miller, President of the CEF. “I’m honored to work with such talented individuals that are on our Board of Directors, everyone puts in a lot of time and effort to make the foundation work.  We all share in the spirit of helping our local youth with environmental projects in Summit and Lake Counties.  We hope to receive new grant requests and continue to fund such amazing environmental projects in the coming years.”

 

The Copper Environmental Foundation was started in 2007 by Copper employees, with the long-term goal of supporting environmental initiatives in their community. Grant funds are raised solely by the donations from Copper Mountain employees and distributed within Summit County and the surrounding areas. Grant applications must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 31, 2013, to be considered for 2013/2014 grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Steve Miller, president of the Copper Environmental Foundation, smiller@coppercolorado.com, to discuss potential projects before submitting an application.

 

Eligible recipients include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Summit School District. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly encouraged.

 

Applications can be downloaded at www.coppercolorado.com/environment. Completed applications can be emailed to environment@coppercolorado.com.  Applications submissions are only accepted by email.   

 

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