Local Roots, Global Impact: How RMI & Local Leaders Are Re-Energizing the World

  • In-person
  • The Arts Campus At Willits, 400 Robinson Street, Basalt, CO

About This Event

RMI was born as Rocky Mountain Institute in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, sparked by Amory Lovins’ mission to radically improve America’s energy practices. Four decades later, energy remains core to our work even as our quest has grown: to transform the global energy system to secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. Our mission is global with benefits for all, including those in the Roaring Fork Valley, alongside the work of local environmental and energy leaders such as Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Holy Cross Energy.

Join us at a live, intimate climate-and-cocktails event featuring a panel of global energy experts in conversation with local journalist Elizabeth Stewart-Severy. In an open discussion, we’ll explore the connections between the global energy revolution and local transformations, with an eye on climate policy and funding. Thanks to the climate bill, recent developments have changed how Roaring Fork Valley-based organizations can go green, with much to be learned from community engagement efforts.

Presented by RMI and The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW).


Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

Editor, Aspen Journalism

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Catherine Coleman Flowers

Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

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Chris Lane

Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

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Bryan Hannegan

President and CEO, Holy Cross Energy

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Leia Guccione

Managing Director, US Program, RMI

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