Alpine Bank

Environmental Report 2013

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environmental PARTNERS: RESOURCES PHONES 4 CHARITY ~ CELL PHONE RECYCLING DROP-OFF Each Alpine Bank location is a drop-off point for old cell phones. Just bring in your old cell phone (please make sure it is inactive) and any accompanying accessories. The phones/accessories are refurbished and donated to various community-assistance organizations or they are disassembled and recycled. CFL BULB RECYCLING In partnership with Holy Cross Energy, all Alpine Bank locations within the Holy Cross Energy service area accept burned-out CFL light bulbs for recycling. These bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury and should be recycled versus thrown out to end up in our local landfill. (Small bulbs only!) SELF-SERVICE PAPER SHREDDING Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs (2200 Grand Avenue) has a secure, self-service paper shredding machine location in the vestibule by the ATM machine. The machine is accessed by cash. The shredder can be accessed 24 hours a day. RAPTOR EDUCATION FUND AND DRIVING FOR WILDLIFE The Denver-based Raptor Education Foundation offers the only state-authorized program to issue license plates that support the environment. All that is required to Drive for Wildlife is to make a modest, one-time, tax-exempt donation to the Denver-based Raptor Education Foundation and pay a one-time fee of $50 to your county motor-vehicle department. The plate is transferable from vehicle to vehicle as long as you are the owner of the vehicle. Visit for details. HOLY CROSS ENERGY Holy Cross Energy has several programs for home energy audits, efficient appliance rebates and other great info. Visit or call (970) 945-5491. SAN MIGUEL POWER San Miguel Power, a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides several rebate programs to help members invest in energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. Visit or call (970) 626-5549. ADOPTING RENEWABLE RESOURCES Solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal are all viable sources of renewable energy. Please visit these sites to learn more about available technologies, information resources, and incentives for homes and businesses in Colorado. PREVENTING POLLUTION BEFORE IT HAPPENS Preventing pollution at the source is a critical step in achieving a sustainable society. Here are a couple sites that offer resources to help prevent pollution in your home and business. FINDING RESOURCE EFFICIENT PRODUCTS What we buy makes a big difference in our global and local environments and economies. Visit these sites to learn about energy efficient appliances, green building and materials, and consumer products that have a cleaner life cycle and smaller environmental footprint. COLORADO LINKS We encourage our community members to review our Green Team initiative online at or email us with your thoughts and ideas at Alpine Bank saved the following resources by using Neenah Conservation Paper, made with 100% post consumer recycled fiber, and processed chlorine and acid free: 1,306 lbs wood – Equivalent to 4 trees that supply enough oxygen for 2 people annually. 1,907 gal water – Enough water to take 111 eight-minute showers. 1min BTUs of energy – Enough energy to power an average household for 5 days. 396 lbs emissions – Amount of carbon consumed by 5 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. 116 lbs solid waste – Enough to fill 25 garbage cans. GF 1,050 PP 06/2013

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