We are very excited to announce the launch of AI's newest program - Grass Roots Grants. This program has been specifically designed to give you a say in what North American projects AI supports this year. We've sorted through all the applicants, chosen finalists and put together a Facebook application that allows you to vote for your favorite. Now all you need to do to help make this program a success is click on the image below to visit the Facebook app, check out the six finalists, and vote for the initiative you like the most. The three that get the most votes will each receive a $5,000 grant from Alpine Initiatives. Enjoy learning about these exciting sustainability initiatives and thank you for helping AI shape a more sustainable future for our North American mountain towns! #GrassRootsGrants
Location: Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A
Mission: To inspire a life-long commitment to the Earth by educating for environmental responsibility, conserving and restoring the balance of natural communities and advancing the ethic that the Earth must be respected and nurtured.
Program Submitted: Children's Education Fund
Location: Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Mission: empowers the Gunnison Valley to lower utility costs, develop renewable energy sources, decrease carbon emissions, increase access to local foods and build a more sustainable, self-sufficient economy.
Program Submitted: Local Farms First
Location: Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.
Mission: To build the self-esteem of underserved youth through board sports.
Program Submitted: Chill Burlington Development Program
Location: Park City, Utah, U.S.A
Mission: To Empower People to Lead Sustainable Lives.
Program Submitted: Snowsports Recycling Program
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Mission: To lead communities and tourism toward a sustainable future.
Program Submitted: Self-Directed Sustainability Tour of Whistler
Location: Steamboat Spring, Colorado, U.S.A
Mission: to provide leadership to advance environmental, economic, and social sustainability for current and future generations through education, programs, and building collaboration among individuals, organizations, businesses, and government.
Program Submitted: ReTree Steamboat 2013