YMCA of the Rockies & Environmental Stewardship
YMCA of the Rockies has been a steward of Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado for generations, providing a unique experience deeply intertwined with the natural beauty at Estes Park Center (EPC) and Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR).
At YMCA of the Rockies, our commitment to sustainability is holistic. With the adoption of an emissions reduction goal that aims to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2050, we are setting a benchmark for ourselves, as well as striving for a broad approach that reduces our impact on the local environment and fully engages staff and visitors in our efforts. Our Sustainability Action Plan reflects this approach, emphasizing environmental stewardship, community engagement, and a sustainable future for all.
Our stewardship journey continues through our 2022 Strategic Plan that identifies Environmental Sustainability as one of the top 5 strategic priorities for the organization. Acknowledgement of this priority has driven YMCA of the Rockies into a new generation of stewardship activities, for which our work will extend beyond the present and benefit future generations.