Connect the Dots in Aspen – May 5

Here’s info on a really cool event the Aspen Skiing Company is working on with on Saturday, May 5, including screening of James Balog’s film “Chasing Ice” at the Belly Up, speakers, kids’ activities, educational booths, live music, drink specials at Ajax Tavern and the world’s toughest ski race! Here are the details from 

Dear friends,

Next Saturday, something big is happening in Aspenthat you won’t want to miss. Around the world, thousands of people are gathering for Climate Impacts Day, to highlight the connections between our changing climate and changing weather patterns already impacting our communities. Join us as we connect the dots to protect our winters and save our snow!

What: Connect the Dots in Aspen
When: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
2:00-5:00 PM Activities, speakers and photos at Gondola Plaza
5:00-7:00 PM “Chasing Ice” film screening, followed by music at Belly Up
Where: Aspen, CO, at the base of AspenMt.

• The Climate Challenge Snowless Ski Race – “The toughest ski race in the world!”
• Climate Impacts Photography Contest and Gallery
• Kids’ Activities – Arts, Crafts, Bounce House, Farm Animals and More
• Free Snow Cones
• Inspirational Speakers & Live Music
• Food and drink specials at Ajax Tavern ($6 margs, $6 wine, $3 beer)
• Educational Booths

Climate change is having extreme effects on Colorado’s high mountain communities — from pine beetle infestations and wildfires to negative impacts on our ski and tourism industries. Let’s highlight these impacts and call for action!

RSVP here or on Facebook, and please invite friends and family to come along. To register for the Snowless Ski Race, click here. To enter the Climate Impacts Photography Contest or to volunteer, please email For more info, visit

Can’t make it to Aspen on 5/5? Find an event near you here. Or start your own action — it’s not too late! All it takes is a few friends, some creative ideas, and a passion for helping the world connect the dots.

See you out there,

Micah, for 350Aspen

P.S. You are also invited to a “350 Summit at the Summit” in Aspen from 9:00-3:00 on Sunday, May 6th. The Summit will be a time for 350 supporters & teams across Colorado to share what we’re working on in our communities, strategize, learn new organizing skills, and discuss ways to support each other’s efforts and grow our movement. Please RSVP here if you’re interested in attending.

Connect the Dots Aspen is sponsored by volunteers and partners:

*AspenArt Museum*AspenCenterfor Environmental Studies * Aspen Environmental Health Department * Aspen Global Climate Institute * Aspen School District Sustainability Group * Aspen Skiing Company * Aspen T.R.E.E. * Aspen ZGreen * City of Aspen Canary Initiative * Community Office for Resource Efficiency * Littell Electric Inc. * POP * Protect Our Winters *SnowmassVillageEnvironmental Advisory Board * Belly Up *