Aware Environment Fund
The AWARE Environment endowment fund was established in 2003 by the board of directors of AWARE in order to support the operations of AWARE.
The fund consists of principal that is invested over the long term. The interest earned on the fund each year goes to support AWARE. The AWARE Environmental Fund is invested in our Socially Responsible Investment account.
Gifts to the fund are placed into the investment, creating a permanent source of support for AWARE, helping them do good work forever. It's a simple way to build income for AWARE.
The fund is professionally managed and overseen by the Community Foundation of Whistler.
Donors can leave a bequest to AWARE through the Community Foundation of Whistler, creating a personal legacy that will benefit AWARE for all the years to come.
AWARE is a member driven charity that works to protect the natural environment in Whistler and the Sea to Sky through advocacy and speaking up about key environmental issues, while empowering others to do the same through science-based research and education.
- Safeguarding Habitat, Biodiversity and Wilderness
- Connecting People and Nature
- Building Sustainable Community
AWARE's programs include:
Zero Waste Heroes: Helping Minimize Event Waste
Ready, set, GROW Whistler: Whistler's community gardening program
Green Talks: Using fresh ideas and education to help create an informed and sustainable community
Kids Nature Club: Educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental
Green Drinks: A monthly get together where people can gather to talk about anything and everything green
EcoFlix: Screening environmentally focused films followed by an audience discussion
Whistler Bag: Reducing the demand for single use items and plastic, one bag at a time
Old Forest Tree Trail Map: Compiling information gathered for over 1000 trees in nearly 100 locations
Commercial and Strata Accommodation Waste Diversion Project: Supporting the ongoing diversion of organics and recyclables from landfill