Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler is vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, author of Getting Green Done, and a board member of Protect Our Winters.

Representative Tipton: My 150 isn't even my biggest truck

Recently U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton came to Aspen to speak to his Republican supporters here. He said that he drove an F150, and that that wasn’t even his biggest truck. And then he lamented the …

The Deniers are Coming Through the Wire

I published an op-ed in the Denver Post today about climate change’s first casualty, which might be joy. The article isn’t terrible, really, and it’s posted here: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_18201745 if  you care to read it.  But I urge you to …

Poison, poop, and trash: spring in the park

Yesterday, I was at the park with my kids after dinner, a “night session” as we call it. The dandelions, ubiquitous this time of year, had a distinctly sinister curve to their stems that meant …

A foolproof way to talk about climate change

If you’re like me and have to talk about climate science in public forums a lot, you struggle with the denier community and how to talk about the issue. Personally, I find the denial world …

Meet the Climate Fockers

Here’a repost from my Climateprogress.org blog today:   A business colleague and friend recently had a nice conversation with his brother, a doctor visiting from the South. His brother doesn’t think climate change is a …

The journeys we take at home

Every day, I hear the same thing from parents of grown children. “Enjoy it while you can, it goes so fast.” With a 3-year old boy, Elias, who consistently wakes up in the middle of …

Colorado is Poised to Actually Close Coal Plants

The holy grail of solving climate change, according  to climate scientists like Jim Hansen, is shutting down coal plants. That’s easier said than done, of course, because each year we run these old, dirty civilization …

What is the Call to Action on Climate?

  Today I got a call from a rock concert producer. “We care about climate. We want to get the audience to act. What is the call to action?” This is a deceptively simply question, …

Enough about me: What do you think about me?

There’s an unbelievable ad for Columbia’s School of General Studies in the latest New Yorker magazine. It starts with the header: “I had a hunch there was more to it.” Then, there’s a note written …