Skico names local to enviro position |

Skico names local to enviro position

Aspen Times Staff Report

Local resident Auden Schendler has been appointed to the newly created position of environmental affairs coordinator for the Aspen Skiing Co.

Schendler will be responsible for researching and providing technical assistance on strategic waste reduction and recycling. He will also coordinate administration of the Skico’s Environmental Foundation, a nonprofit employee-run environmental organization that provides assistance to projects that enhance and protect the environmental quality of the Roaring Fork Valley region.

He will assist in the management of the Skico’s partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to assess existing and future environmental management systems, as well. Those systems cover source reduction, energy efficiency and water conservation.

“Auden’s experience in corporate sustainability – how companies can be `clean and green’ and save money and resources – is a valuable asset to our department,” said Chris Lane, environmental affairs director for the Skico.

A valley resident since 1992, Schendler was most recently a research associate in the corporate sustainability division at Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit resource policy think tank in Old Snowmass. There, he consulted with various companies, assessing their environmental programs.

Schendler previously worked with IRT Environment in Basalt, researching energy conservation programs, and as an energy auditor at the Roaring Fork Energy Center in Carbondale.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies.

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