Alpine Bank retains top designation in environmental program

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

David Miller, a vice president who leads the Alpine Bank Green Team, and Karrie Fletcher, a senior vice president, center, are pictured with Lynette Meyers, manager of the Environmental Leadership Program. (Photo courtesy Alpine Bank)
David Miller, a vice president who leads the Alpine Bank Green Team, and Karrie Fletcher, a senior vice president, center, are pictured with Lynette Meyers, manager of the Environmental Leadership Program. (Photo courtesy Alpine Bank)

Alpine Bank was recognized as a Gold Leader in the latest Environmental Leadership Program awards presentation in Denver. The bank will retain that status for at least another three years.

The Western Colorado-based bank first earned the designation in 2008 and remains the only financial institution that participates in the Environmental Leadership Program.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Environmental Integration and Sustainablility administers the program, which recognizes and rewards businesses, communities, educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations for their commitment to continued environmental improvement. Awards are presented at the gold, silver and bronze levels.

Since 2006, Alpine Bank has earned and maintained ISO 14001 certification for meeting international standards for environmental management. The bank remains the only financial institution in North America that’s earned the certification.

Alpine Bank also has contributed more than $145,000 to nonprofit environmental groups through its environment loyalty debit card initiative.

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