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“We are the last generation that can fight climate change. We have a duty to act.” –Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General
There’s a lot of fossil fuel use in Aspen, that’s for sure. But because of that, and as a privileged community, we must lead in reducing our own emissions, and serve as a model. Americans have the technology and policy know-how to rein-in carbon pollution. Taking action will be far cheaper than doing nothing and will offer huge benefits, including preserving Aspen as we know it. But we need your help.
Learn about how you can take action on this page.
Why We Need to Take Action
Carbon dioxide levels and temperature have always tracked together. Now CO2 is higher than it has been in at least 3 million years.
Know the Facts
Before you make the call to your congressman or representative, make sure you have all the facts. Check out these links below to brush up on climate data and make a stronger case as to why this stuff really matters. · Protect Our Winters’ latest report on how climate change is impacting the world of winter sports.
Fighting climate change begins by making a call to Capitol Hill to make your voice — and the voice of millions of other citizens — heard. The steps couldn't be simpler: Step 1: Take a Stand Despite efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon pollution, many members of Congress continue to protect the interests of the fossil fuel industry. The time has come to take a stand and show them where their priorities really ought to be.
STEP 2: Make the Call Head over to the Protect Our Winters (POW) where you can find your senators, contact them, and tell them we need to protect our planet by ramping up our fight against climate change. POW even has a script to make it easy and concise for you. STEP 3: Share It Go online and share with your friends and family that you have taken a stand against climate change.