Mountainfilm

Moving Mountains Symposium (Afternoon Session)

Date: May 24, 2013
Start Time: 1:30 p.m.

What do math and music have to with climate solutions?

Presentation

“Right now I think the biggest question facing everybody is that the planet is really going through a massive change. The key is to kind of balance and think about art, music and creative processes and how they can…be tools to change people’s perception of the environment.”

Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), musician and author of Book of Ice

In Person:
  • Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky)
  • How do art and image impact the climate conversation?

    Presentation

    John Hockenberry (journalist and co-writer of Climate of Doubt, a “Frontline” documentary) with photographer James Balog (featured in Chasing Ice), Paul D. Miller (musician and author of Book of Ice) and David Sassoon (founder of Inside Climate News)

    In Person:
  • John Hockenberry
  • James Balog
  • Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky)
  • What sort of truly meaningful impact on climate solutions can the ski industry have?

    Presentation

    “I believe two things: First, to quote ABC newsman Bill Blakemore, ‘climate isn’t the story of our time; it’s the only story.’ Second, it seems obvious that a ski resort should both care deeply about climate change and also be in the vanguard of solving it. My job is to keep us in business forever. So that means solving climate change.”

    —Auden Schendler, Vice President of Sustainablity at Aspen Ski Company

    In Person:
  • Auden Schendler
  • How can we easily reduce our CO2 output in Telluride?

    Presentation

    “Telluride has always been an innovator when it comes to energy and now for the first time, there are some new options for people. Telluride is home to the world’s largest community-owned solar array out in Paradox, so people who get energy from SMPA can purchase panels out there, which will reduce our carbon output considerably as we get our power from local sunshine.”

    —Brad Zaporski, Manager of Energy/Member Services and Marketing at San Miguel Power Association

    In Person:
  • Brad Zaporski
  • Why is starting local with climate solutions so important?

    Presentation

    “It’s all about people taking action to make positive change in their own neighborhoods, working with their neighbors. ioby is a shift to focusing on small action that’s led by citizens at the hyperlocal level and done with the help of neighbors. ioby projects are community-led, neighbor-funded environmental projects. You can be a good neighbor and do good for the earth at the same time.”

    —Erin Barnes, co-founder of ioby.org

    In Person:
  • Erin Barnes
  • Could we grow our own food in Telluride, and what impact would that have on our carbon footprint?

    Presentation

    “A high mountain town, Telluride has a miniscule growing season and a large visiting population. Currently, 100 percent of the food consumed here is imported. Telluride Grown will grow and sell organic vegetables and fish that are raised in greenhouses located within the region to local residents, businesses and visitors in our beautiful corner of southwest Colorado.”

    —Steve Cieciuch, co-founder of Telluride Grown

    How much hope is there in these climate solutions, or should we just start adapting to a hotter planet?

    Presentation

    John Hockenberry (journalist and co-writer of Climate of Doubt, a “Frontline” documentary) with Dennis Dimick (Executive Editor for Environment at National Geographic), Daniel Nocera (scientist at Harvard) and Terry Root (professor at Stanford University and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for her contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

    In Person:
  • John Hockenberry
  • Daniel Nocera
  • Terry Root