Radical is Necessary: Climate Change and the Ski Industry
A benefit for Rainforest Action Network
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
5:30 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Program
Limelight Ketchum Hotel
Next up, RAN will continue its Sun Valley events and presentations on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Limelight Ketchum Hotel with a benefit reception followed by a panel discussion on “Radical is Necessary: Climate Change and the Ski Industry.” Billed as intimate, lively and participatory, this discussion will feature Allen, and special guests: Matthew Hamilton, Sustainability Director of Aspen Skiing Company and Executive Director of the Environment Foundation and Lexi Dupont, professional big mountain free skier and environmental activist. Aimée Christensen, CEO Christensen Global Strategies and Executive Director of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, returns as moderator for the benefit panel discussion.
As an extension to the purpose of DiCaprio’s film, “Before the Flood,” the panel discussion will focus on actions and concrete solutions individuals and communities can take to prevent catastrophic disruption to life on Earth.
“Here in Sun Valley — and across the globe — climate change is very, very real,” said Allen. “It’s already having negative impacts — and those will become even more disastrous if we allow those who deny the science of climate change to have their way. That’s why we are more committed than ever to fight for people and planet. We need to stand firmly in opposition to a systemic assault on our values from the incoming administration. We are pledging to oppose those who would not only deny science and deny climate change, but to oppose those who would gut environmental protections in the name of corporate profits and who would turn back the clock on civil rights.”
Deemed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business,” by The Wall Street Journal, RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible, to preserve rainforests, protect the climate, and uphold human rights.
For more details, reserve free film tickets and buy tickets to the Sun Valley benefit at the Limelight Ketchum Hotel, visit www.ran.org/SunValley.
General Admission - $100
Students - $25
Sponsorships starting at $1,000