Bank gains fame for green efforts

David Miller, senior vice president with Alpine Bank and leader of the bank “green team,” displays a plaque the bank received for its induction into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy Alpine Bank)
David Miller, senior vice president with Alpine Bank and leader of the bank “green team,” displays a plaque the bank received for its induction into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy Alpine Bank)

Alpine Bank was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame because of its efforts to promote sustainable operations that reduce both energy use and environmental effects.

Alpine Bank was among eight companies and three individuals honored during a March 9 ceremony at the Buchanan Energy Academy and Center for Advanced Research and Technology in Clovis, Calif.

The International Green Industry Hall of Fame recognizes organizations and individuals that reduce the environmental effects of operations, embrace green technology and develop products that increase energy efficiency.

“Alpine Bank was nominated primarily because of its comprehensive approach to sustainability,” said Sam Geil, founder and chairman of the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. “IGIHOF primarily focused on the work in the environmental aspects of the overall sustainability strategy, which we found to be pioneering, innovative and best practices for the banking industry.”

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 38 banking offices across Colorado. The bank has maintained its Gold Leader designation in the Environmental Leadership Program in Colorado as well as its ISO 140001 certification for meeting international standards for environmental management.

Alpine Bank not only has reduced electricity consumption, but also invested in solar power projects and contributes to environmental groups through a debit card initiative.

For more information about Alpine Bank and its green initiatives, log on to the Web site at www.alpinebank.com.