At Aspen Snowmass, we take the long view because climate change is an existential threat not only to the ski industry and our way of life, but to life itself.

We hope to create a sustainable future by implementing green operations—from using solar energy across our mountains to offering low-impact dining options—as well as forging change at the policy level. But there is always more work to do—and our future depends on it.

The reality is, tweaking our business operations and cutting our carbon footprint is not enough—systemic problems require systemic solutions. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben put it best, “By all means, go screw in that efficient light bulb, but then go screw in a new senator.”

That’s why we use our voice and influence to tackle climate change at the policy level. Because that’s what it will take.