Colorado Rocky Mountain School Awarded Environmental Grant by Captain Planet Foundation

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School Awarded Environmental Grant by Captain Planet Foundation

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School awarded environmental grant by Captain Planet Foundation.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 8:41am

CONTENT: Press Release


Captain Planet cartoon, is proud to announce that Colorado Rocky Mountain School has recently been awarded an educational grant of $2,500. These funds will be used towards the ColoradoRockyMountainSchoolOrganicGardenLearningCenter project.

“We are thrilled to present this award to ColoradoRockyMountainSchool,” says Taryn Murphy, Programs Director. “We receive thousands of submissions each year, and therefore have to be very selective to whom we award funding. We feel that this project deserves exploration and attention and wish ColoradoRockyMountainSchool the best of luck. It is our hope that our combined efforts will educate, empower, involve and invest today’s youth to cultivate a better tomorrow.”

The ColoradoRockyMountainSchoolOrganicGardenLearningCenter is a great asset to not only the school and our students, but the community as well. CRMS is committed to teaching our students and other community members how to grow and harvest organic foods in a sustainable, and energy and water efficient manner. “We are thrilled that a national foundation is partnering with us on this project,“ says Linda Halloran, Director of the CRMSOrganicGardenLearningCenter.

The CRMSOrganicGardenLearningCenter expansion project will allow the school to double the amount of food produced to 40% of the produce consumed on campus (30,000 pounds annually), while decreasing the school’s carbon footprint. The project also includes a remodel of the recycling center and the Recycling Program.

About CRMS

Colorado RockyMountainSchool, located in Carbondale, is an independent high school founded in 1953. The school combines college preparatory academics, outdoor and work experiences, arts, community service and campus life in a comprehensive educational approach that develops strong students who are engaged global citizens. For more information visit

About The Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation is located at 133 Luckie Street NW in Atlanta, Ga. They can be reached by phone at 404.522.4270. Founded in 1991, The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was created to support hands-on, environmental projects for youth. CPF is committed to making a global impact with projects throughout the United States and around the world. In 2007, CPF funded 138 hands-on, environmental education projects spanning across 38 states and internationally in Canada, England and Costa Rica. We have done projects in all 50 United States. For more information visit