Aspen residents take action against climate change and save their ski culture

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 20, 2009 10:49 am

                                                                                 

On Saturday, October 24th, a large group of Aspen residents will gather on Aspen Mountain and, with their bodies, spell out “SAVE SNOW”. The action is part of a global call-to-action to the world’s leaders to actually do something about this skiing“>impending global disaster. Here’s more from the Aspen Times: “The event — one of nearly 2,500 rallies in more than 150 nations — is coordinated by 350.org to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. It’s the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific data point: 350 parts per million CO2 is the safe upper limit for the atmosphere, according to the latest scientific data. Everyone is encouraged to wear winter gear (snowboards, skis, jackets, hats, etc.) for the photo. The end result — a photograph of hundreds of winter enthusiasts standing on a snowless ski mountain — will be sent to local, regional, national and international elected officials before the climate meetings this December in Copenhagen.

Founded by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change.”

It is phenomenal to see people coming together to take an active stand in preserving our snow culture from the certain damages climate change will inflict. Great job 350.org!

 

 

 

 

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