Imagine Climate: creative perspectives on climate change

Feb 25 to Mar 18, 2020

Join CORE for the 2nd annual Imagine Climate, a monthlong exploration of climate art and innovation in the Roaring Fork Valley. From February 25th to March 18th, leading artists, inventors and changemakers will offer creative perspectives and possibilities on the climate crisis during a program of FREE community events.
Join the conversation using hashtag #imagineclimate.
Sketch of billboard design by Chris Erickson

Check out the AIR-INK pens our artists are using!

FEB 25 + 26 // Climate Billboard Project

art made from carbon emissions

With the support of more than two dozen community partners

CORE and AIR-INK co-present the Climate Billboard Project, a bilingual public art project that uses carbon emissions to make art, bringing together creativity, community and technology in the name of climate action. The project showcases four original billboards designed, created and displayed in the Roaring Fork Valley starting February 25th:

  • Aspen // Kate Howe // Aspen Art Museum
  • Basalt // Chris Erickson // Lion’s Park stage
  • Carbondale // Brian Colley // The Launchpad
  • Snowmass Village // Kelly Peters // The Collective

The Climate Billboard Project will host two launch parties featuring AIR-INK founder/innovator Anirudh Sharma, billboard artists, live carbon labs, music and refreshments.

Kick-off Community Parties
6 to 7:30pm
Feb 25: The Launch Pad, Carbondale
Feb 26: The Collective, Snowmass Village

 

MAR 9 // Inner Climate/Outer Climate

wellness in the age of eco-anxiety

co-presented by ACES and Aspen Chapel
  • Conversation at the intersection of climate change + mental health
  • Moderator: Karen Koenemann, director of Pitkin County Health
  • Panelists:
    • Kerry Cesspooch, member of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
    • Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program
    • Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies, Colorado Mountain College
    • Beatriz Soto: Member of Green Latinas; Latino Outreach Coordinator for CORE and for Wilderness Workshop
6 to 7:30pm
Courtesy of: Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times

MAR 12 // Building Resiliency in the RFV

innovation conversation by US Green Building Council – Roaring Fork

During last summer’s Lake Christine Fire, Aspen was one transmission line away from losing power. So how can communities be resilient? By adding renewables and microgrids. Find out your home can be a part of it!
Speakers:
  • Chris Bilby, Research Engineer, Holy Cross Energy
  • Matt Greenlund, Solar Installer, Sunsense Solar
  • Marty Treadway, Programs Director, CORE
  • Mary Wiener, Energy Efficiency Program Administrator, Holy Cross Energy
6 to 8pm

MAR 13 // Tales of Water opening reception

visual art exhibition that starts with snowpack and ends with our most precious resource

Co-presented by Skye Gallery and Ether Arts Project

  • A collaborative visual arts show curated by Agustina Mistretta
  • Artists: Tania Dibbs, Ángeles Peña, Pauline Rrrrrrr, Lizzy Taber & Yuri Z
6 to 8pm
Skye Gallery
“To See the Change of Color” by artist Lizzy Taber

MAR 18 // DJ Spooky

Arctic Rhythms: musical performance and conversation

Paul D. Miller, known professionally as DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture and environmental and social issues. In 2007 and 2008, Miller traveled first to Antarctica and later to the Arctic Circle, emerging with the inspiration for volume of music, ARCTIC RHYTHMS. Channeling messages around sustainability, climate change and our ever-evolving planet, Miller draws audiences into an evocative multimedia voyage through pristine landscapes with live local string musicians, projected imagery and live and recorded hip-hop and electronic music.

6 to 7pm
Aspen Center for Physics
RSVP for FREE

ALL MONTH // Reading List for a Warming World

10 climate must-reads in fiction and nonfiction curated by Aspen Words

CORE and Aspen Words co-present a Reading List for a Warming World, a curated collection of fiction and nonfiction literature in which climate change is as much a character as a subject. The books were selected by the local literary center and are available at valley libraries, bookstores and Imagine Climate events in February and March.

Fiction titles include: The Overstory by Richard Powers; Clade by James Bradley; Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver; The End We Start From by Megan Hunter; and New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Nonfiction titles include: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Rising by Elizabeth Rush, Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, and Adventures in the Anthropocene by Gaia Vince.

TAKE ACTION // Go Carbon-free with CORE

Are you ready to turn your stoke into action? Visit CORE’s engagement station at any Imagine Climate event to learn how you can get on the path to zero-emissions. And sign up for your chance to win a Portable Solar Party!

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, all Imagine Climate events are free and open to the public.

Got Questions?
I’m Here to Help.

Lara Whitley

Brand + Creative Strategy Director

970.925.9775 x505

lara@aspencore.org