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Actively Green Program Offers Scholarship to Minority-Owned Businesses

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 13, 2021 8:45:00 AM
Walking Mountains Sustainability

Walking Mountains Science Center’s Actively Green sustainable business certification is offering scholarships to cover the costs of the program for two local, minority-owned businesses.



The scholarships cover training, mentoring and certification costs for three years of enrollment in Actively Green, according to a recent news release.

“The Actively Green Program is excited to play a small part in empowering business owners and celebrating diversity within our local business community here in the Eagle Valley,” the release reads.

Actively Green is a certification program overseen by Walking Mountains that is designed to help businesses of all sizes work toward becoming more environmentally sustainable.

The program provides a framework of “sustainable business criteria and performance indicators” to help local businesses make sustainability actionable in day-to-day operations.

The minority-owned business scholarships are designed for the Actively Green Small Business Program, which serves businesses with 20 or fewer employees.

The three-year scholarships are valued at $1,000 each and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify, 51% of a business’ ownership must be held by a person, or persons, who may be represented by at least one of the following:

  • Identify as Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races
  • Are of a disadvantaged gender identity
  • Are a member of any group, status or identification which has historically been underrepresented or disadvantaged

Eligible businesses must also be located in Eagle County and owned by a Colorado resident who lives locally. Finally, qualifying businesses must have been in operation for a minimum of one year at the time of submitting the application.

If you’d like to nominate yourself or another minority business owner for the scholarship, you can apply at WalkingMountains.org/scholarship.

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Topics: Actively Green