Climate Change Changes Aspen Initiative

Aspen Climate Action
ACES partners with Pitkin County, The City of Aspen, Aspen Snowmass, CORE, Protect Our Winters, and Citizen's Climate Lobby on the "Climate Change Changes Aspen" Initiative. There's a lot of fossil fuel use in Aspen, that's for sure. But because of that, and as a privileged community, we must lead in reducing our own emissions, and serve as a model. Americans have the technology and policy know how to rein-in carbon pollution. Taking action will be far cheaper than doing nothing and will offer huge benefits, including preserving Aspen as we know it. 

But we need your help. See the tips below to take action and learn more at aspensnowmass.com/takeaction 

Here's How Aspen Is Leading:

  • Aspen's corporate managers, government officials, and citizens lobby elected officials on climate.
  • Our community has strong partnerships with Protect Our Winters and Citizens Climate Lobby.
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies educates 6,400 youth every year about climate science, creating a new force of committed, ecologically literate activists.
  • The City of Aspen and Skiing Company (ASC) have set aggressive goals to reduce emissions.
  • The City and Pitkin County implemented one of the first carbon fees in the United States, more info here.
  • Our electric utility now runs on 100% renewable power.
  • ASC's three megawatt waste-methane-to-electricity power plant eliminates three times ASC's carbon emissions annually. 

 

"We are the last generation that can fight climate change. We have a duty to act."
-UN SECRETARY GENERAL - BAN KIMOON

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

"Our climate is changing. Average Colorado temperatures have increased 2 degrees F in the last 30 years. Aspen has a month more frost-free days than in 1980."
-Climate Change And Aspen, 2014

 

PLEASE SEND A PERSONALIZED MESSAGE TO COLORADO'S REPRESENTATIVES AND YOURS TOO!


You can do that here: protectourwinters.org OR use the nembers below and make this simple statement:
I AM SPENDING MONEY IN YOUR STATE, I CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND WANT YOU TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

Representative Scott Tipton- (202) 225-4761
Senator Michael Bennet- (202) 224-5852
Senator Cory Gardner- (202) 224-5941