Alpine Bank keeps environmental designation

Alpine Bank has retained its top-level designation in a program that honors Colorado organizations for environmental stewardship.

The Western Colorado bank was recognized as a Gold Leader in the latest Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) awards presentation. The bank will retain that status for at least another three years.

The program recognizes businesses, communities, educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations for their commitment to continual improvement in reducing the environmental effects of their operations.

Since 2006, Alpine Bank has earned and maintained certification under international standards for environmental management. The bank has set a number of environmental goals for 2012, including a 25 percent reduction in courier fleet fuel consumption, a 20 percent reduction in energy and paper use and a 10 percent reduction in water consumption compared to 2006 levels.

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 37 locations in Western Colorado and serves more than 130,000 customers. For more information, visit