AREDAY returning to Aspen for sixth forum |

AREDAY returning to Aspen for sixth forum

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The sixth annual AREDAY Forum and Expo will be held Aug. 20-22 in Aspen with the theme, “The Problem IS the Solution: Wall St. Meets Green St. Creating the New Energy Economy.”

AREDAY stands for American Renewable Energy Day. It was created by Chip Comins to promote rapid implementation of renewable energy and energy efficient strategies as practical solutions to climate change.

“This year’s event is focused on the idea that reinvigorating the economy can and should be done through the creation of jobs that will help resolve the carbon crisis,” Comins said.

The forum will be held at the Doerr-Hosier Building at the Aspen Meadows this year. More than 40 speakers will discuss topics like energy use, energy economics, natural resources, climate change and local food production. Featured speakers include Colo. Gov. Bill Ritter; Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute; Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation; Sam Wyly, energy entrepreneur and founder of Green Mountain Energy; and Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and renewable energy entrepreneur.

The expo will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, and feature exhibits, music and family events on the Cooper Street Mall and Wagner Park.

Registration is required for the forum. The price of a full pass is $249 before Aug. 3 and $349 after that date. A single-day pass is $99. The expo is free for attendees.

To register or learn more, go to

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