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Great Hope, Great Fear: Climate Change and the Search for Meaning

Story posted January 19, 2012

Event date(s): January 20, 2012 — February 20, 2012

Small Group Discussion with Auden Schendler '92
An event for the Bowdoin community
Friday, Feburary 10, 2012
10:30-11:30 AM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

Common Hour with Auden Schendler
Great Hope, Great Fear: Climate Change and the Search for Meaning, from Neanderthals to Extreme Skiers

An event for the Bowdoin community
Friday, February 10, 2012 12:30-1:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

Auden Schendler is Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. He worked previously in corporate sustainability at Rocky Mountain Institute. Auden has been a trailer insulator, burger flipper, ambulance medic, Outward Bound instructor, high school math and English teacher, freelance writer, and Forest Service goose nest island builder. An avid outdoorsman, Auden has climbed Denali, North America's highest peak, and kayaked the Grand Canyon in winter. His writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, the L.A. Times, Slate, Scientific American, Orion, Rock and Ice, Salon and other media, and his work has been covered in Outside, Fast Company, Travel and Leisure and Businessweek. He was named a global warming innovator by Time magazine and a Climate Saver by the EPA. Auden has testified to congress on the impacts of climate change on public lands, and speaks widely on sustainability. His book Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution was called "an antidote to greenwash" by NASA climatologist James Hansen. Auden serves on the board of Protect Our Winters and Colorado Conservation Voters, and lives in Basalt, Colorado with his wife Ellen and their children Willa and Elias. At Bowdoin (Class of '92) Auden studied Biology and Environmental Studies and spent most weekends climbing or hiking with the Outing Club.

For more information about Auden, read his article in the Atlantic