AWARE's Outreach and Growth
Whistler residents place a high value on our natural environment. AWARE is dedicated to preserving enhancing the environment on which we depend. The Community Foundation of Whistler gave AWARE a three-year grant to support their outreach and growth efforts to strengthen the voice of nature.
“The Environmental Legacy Fund’s support of AWARE’s Outreach and Growth project has been truly transformational. The three-year project aimed at elevating the environmental sector in the Whistler community saw an increase in AWARE’s environmentally focused projects, programs and events from 3 in 2013 to 18 in 2016, which would indicate a significant change in opportunities for community participation.
With programming focused on everything from youth nature camps, to community gardens, to recreationalist education, to waste reduction actions, to guest speaker reflections on local and global environmental issues, the Outreach and Growth project has created a diversity of influences on individual actions and related impacts.” Claire Ruddy, Executive Director
The success of this Outreach and Growth grant illustrates the importance of the Foundation’s belief in supporting capacity building of local organizations.