Working together for a sustainable future

We believe that when we are connected with nature, our lives are better. We are healthier and happier, and our communities are stronger, more equitable, and more economically competitive.

We proudly work in partnership with Greenway Corporate Champions to enhance people’s connections to nature.

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.

 

BECOME A CORPORATE CHAMPION TODAY!

In a rapidly urbanizing region, natural areas are vital for healthy living

Our region is experiencing one of the fastest population growth rates in the nation. While this is a boon for businesses and our economy, it comes with a challenge: our community’s green spaces are under increasing pressure.

With so many parks, trails, and natural lands across Washington state, more people
are spending time outdoors. Hikers in our area have increased seven times faster than the population overall!

Our close proximity to wilderness areas creates a unique setting and quality of life that attracts business and talent from around the world.

Greenway Corporate Champions

In partnership with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Greenway Corporate Champions support the continued economic vibrancy of the region by ensuring that we preserve our natural surroundings and enhance access to the green spaces we all cherish. This partnership leverages the energy of our outdoor-loving community for a sustainable future.

Spending time outdoors has been scientifically linked to

  • Improving attention spans and short-term memory
  • Boosting serotonin
  • Increasing empathy and emotional stability
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Enhancing physical health
  • Sharpening creative thinking

Greenway-led project sites of note include

  • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Issaquah Alps
  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
  • Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
  • Raging River Forest
  • Snoqualmie Point Park
  • Mailbox Peak
  • East Lake Sammamish Trail
  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail

According to independent studies

  • 57% of those who work for large U.S. corporations want their employers to actively take on environmental and social issues.
  • 70% of people – and 83% of Millennials, would be more loyal to a company/brand that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues.
  • 79% of people believe companies/brands that stay true to their values outperform others in their field.

How Greenway Corporate Champions Support Healthy Communities

Enhancing Outdoor Recreation

  • Building and maintaining trails and recreational facilities
  • Acquiring key parcels for improved public access to natural areas
  • Developing transit options to improve access and relieve trailhead congestion

Mobilizing Volunteers

  • 5,000+ Greenway volunteers work each year to maintain public parks and trails
  • Greenway volunteers plant more than 20,000 trees each year to improve urban canopy
  • Greenway volunteers bring nearly $1 million in annual labor to care for public lands

Engaging Youth

  • 3,000 local students each year study ecology through the Greenway Education Program
  • Over half of students come from diverse communities with highest economic need
  • Students receive STEM-based curriculum in both classwork and field research

Connecting Communities

  • Bridging gaps in the urban trail system, ensuring active transport options
  • Developing transit to trailheads, ensuring greater and easier access to nature
  • Reducing cultural barriers that deter minority populations from accessing public lands

Become a Greenway Corporate Champion today!

$1,000

Company eligible to
use Greenway logo in
community outreach
materials.

Company name
is listed on:

10,000+ Greenway
brochures

Greenway website

Greenway Trust Annual report

$3,000

All Watershed level benefits with logo recognition, and:

Active Company
link listed on
Greenway website

Company name
listed in Greenway
Trust newsletter

“Lunch and Learn”
facilitated by
Greenway speaker

$5,000

All Highlands level
benefits, as well as:

Active Company
logo on Greenway
website

Half-day hosted
tour of key
Greenway locations

Social media
recognition

Volunteer event for
25 employees

$10,000

All Treeline level
benefits with
prominently placed
logos, as well as:

Volunteer event for
50 employees

Guided hikes or
tours of the
Greenway

Partner support
on sustainability/
environmental
concerns:
communications,
policies,
positioning,
stakeholder panels

Our Accountability

The Greenway Trust is committed to using contributions wisely to have the greatest impact on the landscape.

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How to Join

Select your level of support and become a Greenway Corporate Champion today!

Levels

Contact

Michael Woodsum
206.382.5565 x6
michael.woodsum@mtsgreenway.org