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.
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
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:
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.
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 has been at the forefront of Colorado politics and conservation policy for over two decades. As Conservation Colorado’s Executive Director, she will lead to protect our Colorado way of life for our children’s future and the legacy that we owe them. Kelly started her career as a Colorado campus organizer working on climate change, and has played a pivotal role in the conservation movement by leading efforts to advance clean energy, transform our transportation sector and elect environmental champions to office. Her wealth of experience in politics and public policy has played a role in some of Colorado’s largest environmental successes, including the expansion of our light rail system, increased renewable energy standards and investment in clean energy jobs.
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.