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Articles by 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.

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  • 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 destroyers gives us anoother year of cheap power. But Colorado, showing world leadership, is actually working on closing plants. In fact […]

  • 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, but it’s also THE question of our age. Meanwhile, I’ve been asked “what should I do?”  by audience members, by […]

  • 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 on lined paper: “My life has been one of proud accomplishments — from my success as a business owner on […]

  • Answer me this

    I often spend parts of my day ranting against theoreticians and conference attenders who are essentially fiddling while Rome burns. I get really tired of the theorizing and the screwing around next to the chocolate dipped strawberries outside the panel discussion. That said, I realize there is an anti-intellectual flavor to this kind of thinking, […]