Enterprise Holdings Foundation Grant Enables a Greener West Virginia Wesleyan

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

To further sustainability awareness and action at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded the college a $2,500 grant to install at least three new water refill stations on campus. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Wesleyan representatives Dr. Pam Balch, president; LeeAnn Brown, director of the CCE; and Katie Loudin, coordinator of outreach and leadership development, received the grant from Enterprise Holdings representatives, Nikki Gray, Tonya Kyle and Vice President/General Manager Sean Devlin.

Approximately one year ago The Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development at Wesleyan was granted funding from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to place four water bottle refill stations around campus.  After a year, the response to the water bottle refill stations has been very positive.

It is estimated that one refill water station will save an estimated 19,000 water bottles from being placed in a landfill. Nationally, college campuses are striving to reduce the amount of waste generated and installing more and convenient water bottle refill stations are a step toward decreasing plastic water bottle use.

Front row, from left, Nikki Gray and Vice President/General Manager Sean Devlin of Enterprise, Wesleyan President Pam Balch and Tonya Kyle of Enterprise; and, second row, from left, LeeAnn Brown, director of community engagement and leadership development and Katie Loudin, coordinator of outreach and leadership development.