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Paris to Pittsburgh Screening & Panel

Please join us for an exclusive RMI panel and screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, that illustrates the critical actions local and regional leaders are taking to mitigate climate change in their own communities and beyond. The film is narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan.

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening & Panel 
Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 p.m. MT Doors Open

Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center
22830 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO

THE FILM

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of global climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Paris to Pittsburgh follows the mayors, governors, urban planners, and everyday citizens who are pioneering climate solutions, inspiring change in their own communities, and working to ensure continued U.S. progress in the fight against climate change. Watch the trailer below:

 

THE PANEL

Along with the screening, we’ll be joined by Mayor of Aspen Steve Skadron, RMI Principal Justin Locke, and Executive Director of Conservation Colorado Kelly Nordini for a discussion moderated by Aspen Public Radio Environment Reporter, Elizabeth Stewart-Severy on the real, on-the-ground actions that local leaders are taking to increase resilience, improve human health, and mitigate climate change in their own communities and beyond.

Resources

Learn more about the projects and organizations that our panelists are involved in

City of Aspen GHG Reduction Toolkit

Published by the City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resources Efficiency (CORE)

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The Carbon-Free City Handbook

2017

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The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook

2018

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About Conservation Colorado

Published by Conservation Colorado

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Islands: Ground Zero for the Global Energy Transition

2017

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About RMI's Islands Energy Program

2019

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Regional Clean Energy Corridor

Published by CLEER

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Home Energy Rebates

Published by CORE

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Steve Skadron

Steven Skadron has been the Mayor of the City of Aspen since June 2013. He is committed to sustainable land use practices that support a healthy year-round community and a vibrant visitor-based economy. Under his leadership, Aspen achieved its 100% renewable energy goals and tightened building codes that threatened small town character. Steve led a progressive mobility plan transforming how we move into, out of, and around Aspen, and is currently spearheading an economic development program focusing on the explosion of uphill fitness.

Justin Locke

Justin Locke is a Principal with RMI’s Islands Energy Program, which guides island governments and utilities to define and achieve their energy visions. The program aims to accelerate the transition of island economies from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels to a diverse platform of renewables and energy efficiency while establishing a blueprint for other isolated economies. Justin Locke is featured in Paris to Pittsburgh.

Kelly Nordini

Kelly Nordini has been at the forefront of Colorado politics and conservation policy for over two decades. Her wealth of experience in politics and public policy has played a role in some of Colorado’s largest successes, including the expansion of our light rail system, landmark renewable energy policies and oil and gas reforms, and state fiscal reforms. She previously has played a leadership role in electing conservation champions and numerous statewide campaigns, served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Ritter and Chief of Staff for the state house majority. As a conservation leader, Kelly has worked closely with Conservation Colorado for years, and deeply appreciates the unique role that our organization plays by leading at the intersection of policy and politics. Now, as Conservation Colorado’s Executive Director, Kelly brings her political savvy, strong relationships, and deep commitment to the belief that the future is worth the fight to lead us into our next chapter as an organization, and to make Colorado a national leader in the conservation fight.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is the environment reporter at Aspen Public Radio. Her work focuses on the local implications of national and world-wide environmental issues, including climate issues, energy development land use policy and recreation. Before joining the Aspen Public Radio team, Elizabeth taught English and journalism at Aspen High School, where she learned the importance of powerful storytelling to engage a hesitant audience.