‘Save Snow’ a success
Dear Editor:I want to express my sincere appreciation to all those organizations and individuals who helped make [the Oct. 24] International Day of Climate Action a huge success! We had nearly 300 people gather to spell “SAVE SNOW” on the side of a snowless Aspen Mountain. A photo of the formation was taken and will be sent to world leaders urging them to create fair, science-based policy at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this December. This event was one of more than 5,200 around the world that day and could not have happened without the hard work of Katherine Dart, Ruthie Brown, Chris Hassig, Nathan Ratledge, and our other wonderful volunteers. Thanks also to our generous sponsors: Ajax Tavern, Aspen Ski Co, North of Nell, 10th Mountain Division, George Stranahan, Aspen Paragliding, Aspen Brewery, Ecoflight, Rocky Mountain Nordic, Clark’s Market, City Market, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Kayo Ogilby, Ute Mountaineering, Wildwood Films, and the Limelight Lodge. I would also like to thank John Catto of AlpenGlow Pictures for donating his time and incredible talents to the project by taking the photograph, Erik Scarvan for serving as MC, Bruce Gordon and Heather Rousseau for taking the aerial photo, and Edgar Boyles of Wildwood Films for filming the event. I’d also like to thank the Resident Powder Hounds for providing a fantastic musical performance for the after party! And thanks to all the wonderful attendees who contributed their time and energy to this historic event. It was inspiring to see so many members of our community come together to speak out for effective climate change policy.Visit http://www.350.org to learn more about the event and see Aspen’s photo, along with photos from around the globe. You can also view Edgar Boyle’s video of the event at http://www.citizenglobal.com/media/09a1a7a584957dccd7fca4adbe0eb39b. Lauren McDonellCity of Aspen Canary Initiative
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