West Star, other companies award for environmental efforts

Dave Krogman

West Star Aviation in Grand Junction has once again been recognized for its efforts to promote a cleaner environment.

Other companies and organizations with operations in the Grand Valley also were recognized.

“We take pride in our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint at West Star Aviation,” said Dave Krogman, general manager of the operation at Grand Junction Regional Airport. “Continual emphasis on growing a green company with new ideas and innovations helps us to keep our employees safe as well as our environment.”

West Star was named for a fifth straight year as a gold leader in the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment bestows the designations to businesses, educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations for going beyond state and federal regulations in their commitment to continued environmental improvements.

Alpine Bank based in Glenwood Springs has been a gold leader in the program since 2008 and in 2016 won the 24-Karat Gold Award recognizing gold leader designees that have created and implemented a program or initiative that makes measurable contributions to the environment, economy and society. Other gold leader designees include Mesa County School District 51, Reynolds Polymer Technology and  Western Metals Recycling. Silver partners in the program include Capco.

For more information about Western Star Aviation, log on to www.weststaraviation.com.