|When:||Back to Calendar December 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Where:||Historic Sheridan Opera House
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|Categories:||EcoAction Partners Partners|
EcoAction Partners, The Nature Conservancy, and Jagged Edge Present:
Save Our Snow
Dec. 13, at the Sheridan Opera House
Doors Open at 7pm, Event Begins at 7:30
Tickets $10 at the door; pre-sale begins Dec. 5 at Jagged Edge
Ticket price includes a complementary beer from Telluride Brewing Company
It seems as though every year snow levels decrease, winter starts later, and spring comes earlier. Telluride is a community that relies upon snowpack and winter for lifestyle and livelihood, and is affected by these changes in more ways than one. S.O.S. (Save Our Snow) is an opportunity to gain insight into the causes of our changing climate, its effects on our lives, and what we can do about it, while exploring the worldly bounds of skiing and riding.
We begin with the perspective of a rad skier and an intelligent scientist. Alison Gannett will speak on the effects of climate change and dust on snow in our community, and how we can help slow it down. Gannett, a World Champion Extreme Skier, spent the majority of her life working on solutions to climate change. With a BS in Environmental Science and Botany, she studied alternative energy and energy efficient building design, and opened her first business dedicated to climate change in 1991. She founded and runs four non-profits dedicated to global cooling. In addition to talking the talk, she walks the walk, having designed and built the first straw bale home in a National Historic District in 1997, and converted the world’s first solar-powered plug-in SUV. She uses her fame as a World Champion Extreme Skier to bring attention to her research on glacial recession around the world.
Riled up about these issues, we’ll explore the movement of one group of filmmakers and skiers as they follow sick lines and climate change around the globe. The time has come for a ski film that stands for something. Sherpas Cinema’s film “All.I.Can.” does just that, by comparing the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. “All.I.Can.” strives to unite global mountain cultures as the leaders of a revolution.
Broken into three areas of focus, the film takes us on a confronting, magical and inspiring path. Emphasizing ‘ALL’ that has impacted our world in a natural and anthropogenic sense, what ‘I’ndividuals in mountain cultures have recognized to be issues and what changes we ‘CAN’ strive to implement globally and make in our everyday lives.
Featuring ground-breaking skiing from Chile to Greenland, mind-blowing scenery, and an environmental engagement that creates an accessible identification point for the viewer, “All.I.Can.” leaves you with an inspiring new perspective and appreciation for what we have and what we stand to lose.
Come join EcoAction Partners, The Nature Conservancy, and Jagged Edge for an evening of sick powder shots, intelligent conversation, and delightful drinks from Telluride Brewing Company! Tickets are $10 at the door, with pre-sale beginning December 5 at Jagged Edge. Ticket price includes a complementary beer from Telluride Brewing Company. In efforts to keep our carbon footprint at a minimum, please bring your own cup for drinks from the Opera House bar.