COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – December 11, 2013 – Copper Mountain’s parent company, Powdr, a leading mountain resort owner and active lifestyle company, today announced Protect Your Playground, a new environmental grant program funding individuals with ideas to protect their local environments. Powdr has committed $40,000 across its properties (nine mountain resorts and four Woodward locations) in grant funds for the first year.
“Powdr is passionate about reducing our carbon footprint to protect the places we live, work and play but this initiative isn’t about us,” said Brent Giles, chief sustainability officer for Powdr. “Protect Your Playground was created to provide innovative, environmentally-minded individuals with the resources they need to turn their ideas into action and impact within their own communities. We believe that together we can make systematic, lasting contributions to preserve and enhance our playgrounds for generations to come.”
Protect Your Playground was created to empower and inspire individuals of all ages to develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds and communities. Applicants can request up to $2,500 in funding. Grants are reserved for individuals – no money will be rewarded to nonprofits or corporations. All applications must be submitted by February 21 at protectyourplayground.org.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the individual resort/Woodward’s “Green Team” who will narrow down submissions to their top choices. Grant winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
For additional information, please visit protectyourplayground.org.
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Powdr is a leading mountain resort and actions sports camp owner and operator and active lifestyle company. Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Powdr currently owns and operates nine mountain resorts including Park City Mountain Resort and Gorgoza Park in Park City, Utah; Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado; Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont; Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon; Boreal Resort and Soda Springs Resort in Donner Summit, California; and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort near Las Vegas, Nevada. Powdr also owns and operates Woodward Camps, with four locations in the United States including Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward at Copper in Summit County, Colorado. For additional information, please visit http://www.powdr.com.