ELK Executive Director receives national award

Stacie (left) is interviewed by Nick and Helen Forster, Etown hosts.

Stacie (left) is interviewed by Nick and Helen Forster, Etown hosts.

June 1, 2009– (DENVER, Colo.) Stacie Gilmore, co-founder and executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), received the E-chievement Award from Etown, a nationally-syndicated radio show. The show will air from June 10-16, 2009 across the country, but will debut on June 7 at 8 p.m. on 97.3-FM KBCO.

Etown is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Every Etown show is taped in front of a live audience, and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the listener-nominated E-Chievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond.

Listeners from around the country send in nominations for the E-chievement Award of remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.

“Stacie absolutely deserves this award and to be recognized for the impact she has on the community,” Dwane Matthews, ELK alumnus, said. “If it weren’t for Stacie, her husband Scott, and ELK, I don’t know where I’d be right now. They not only encouraged and supported me in high school, they also opened up so many opportunities for me to experience the outdoors, and they are like family to me. They are family.”

For more information on the award or the show, visit http://Etown.org. For more information about Environmental Learning for Kids, contact Kirsten at Klamb@elkkids.org.