About the Alliance Mission & History

Event Calendar

Feb 01VVP - 10th Annual Success Awards
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Feb 03Edwards Winter Farmers Market
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Feb 05Sustainable Film Series - 'In Organic We Trust'
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Feb 092013 Colorado Garden and Home Show
10:00AM - 08:00PM
Mission & History PDF Print E-mail

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability fosters alignment of community and environment through leadership, education, advocacy and service.

 

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Eagle County a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community for this generation and generations to come. The Alliance works to promote a healthy natural environment and a prosperous economy for Eagle County residents and businesses. We promote sustainable practices in energy efficiency/renewables, waste reduction (recycling and composting), local food production/community gardens, and water conservation.

Last year, we augmented our educational outreach programs to include school programs.  We were invited into seven Eagle County schools and gave over 25 interactive programs to kids in grades 3 - 6 on recycling and worm composting.  We also collaborated with Eagle County to provide field trips to the county MRF (materials recovery facility).  The program was a great success and we have now expanded it to reach grades 3 - 12.  The outreach program is driven by a belief that in order to promote sustainability, it is important to educate students, impart knowledge, and make the issues relevant, as well as fun with hands-on activities.

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is a 501c3 non-profit organization, which was formally founded in 2001.  In 1995 a group of concerned citizens and environmental leaders organized with the goal of creating a unified platform to share information and unify separate environmental efforts in Eagle County, Colorado. The group originally formed as the Partnership for Environmental Education Programs (PEEP). PEEP was involved in countywide recycling efforts and established the Environmental Committee for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships. Toward the end of 1999 the first staff person was hired to run the Green Star program, maintain public recycling drop offs, and grow the organization. In 2001 the group changed its name to the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, to better represent its programs and goals.

Today, the Alliance works collaboratively with various partners, including Eagle County and Holy Cross Energy, to promote sustainable practices. The Alliance is a member organization and relies on donations from citizens and businesses alike in order to achieve our mission - "Fostering alignment of community and environment through leadership, education, advocacy and service."

 

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GET READY FOR WINTER!

Make sure to get your home as efficient as possible for the winter. Work with EnergySmart Colorado to get a low cost audit and access to rebates and financing for energy efficiency projects.

WHAT'S NEW WITH RECYCLING

In Eagle County you can now recycle all plastics #1 through #7! Learn more here. Contact us for more info.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY REBATES

Holy Cross Energy has new 2013 residential and commercial rebates available for energy efficiency measures, effective 1/1/13. More info.

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