The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and Bellevue Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to launch the new Greenway Corporate Champions program, a partnership encouraging Bellevue companies and their employees to experience the Greenway National Heritage Area by caring for the green spaces in their communities.
Greenway Corporate Champions continues a long tradition of businesses coming together to support the Greenway vision of a long-term balance between a vibrant economy and healthy natural spaces in our region. This partnership channels the energy of our outdoor-loving community toward a sustainable future.
Several prominent Bellevue-based companies have already signed on as Greenway Corporate Champions, including Quadrant Homes, AAA Washington, and Puget Sound Energy.
As Greenway Corporate Champions, companies and their employees have opportunities to participate in volunteer stewardship events at local parks and receive invitations to special events like Explore the Greenway Trips. Companies can join at one of four levels – Watershed ($1,000), Highlands ($3,000), Treeline ($5,000) and Summit ($10,000). With higher levels of support, companies have access to strategic advice on sustainability issues. Funds at all levels support the Greenway Trust’s work to enhance outdoor recreation, mobilize volunteers, engage youth and restore natural habitats.
What our partners are saying
“Businesses on the Eastside take their stewardship roles seriously. Our members are looking for ways to give back while sending a message to employees and customers that livability and our natural environment matters to them. There’s no better way to show that they support these efforts than through this groundbreaking partnership with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.”
-Joe Fain, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce president
“We know our customers and communities value the environment, and PSE has been working for decades to protect it. We are honored to be recognized as a Greenway Corporate Champion as we continue our 28-year partnership with the Greenway and our ongoing shared commitment to working together to preserve our natural environment for future generations.”
-Andy Wappler, vice president of customer operations and communications for PSE
“Quadrant is proud to be one of the inaugural Greenway Corporate Champions. Our associates have volunteered on the Greenway for years, and this is a natural partnership for us. With 50 years as a Northwest homebuilder, we care deeply about the spaces where our customers and our associates live, work and play.”
-Ken Krivanec, president of Quadrant Homes