Paul Anderson, Author and Columnist, Aspen Times
Local author and historian Paul Anderson here discusses life in Aspen in the face of sustainability pressures.
- 0:08: What got you interested in the environment?
- 1:30: Are there any other big environmental changes that you have noticed?
- 3:14: What environmental changes concern you the most with respect to this place or this local environment?
- 4:43: In what way do you think that Aspen is threatened by climate change?
- 5:37: In what way do you feel connected to Aspen and the region?
- 7:40: What are some solutions to this problem, perhaps at either the individual or the community level?
- 8:37: What do you think about the claims from some environmentalist quarters that we’ve already passed “the end of nature”?
- 9:58: Given that you find this love of nature so important, do you do anything to cultivate it in others?
- 11:00: Where do you see Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley in 50 years?
- 12:42: Do you have any favorite places in the wilderness around Aspen?
- 14:00: Are there any changes that you hope for?
- 14:46: Do you find it ironic arguing for simplicity in one of the wealthiest communities in Colorado?
- 16:12: Do you have any sense that small actions within a community such as this can have big effects?
- 17:34: In what way have you made changes in your own life that exemplify your commitment to a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle?
- 19:13: What about “slowness” helps you find peace in the environment?
- 20:27: Do you think that the identity of Aspen or the people who live here will change as the climate changes?
- 22:16: Why not just change our expectations or our behaviors?
- 23:31: But why do we have this responsibility to think about ourselves as stewards of the planet?
- 24:45: So do you think that moral obligations stem from the interdependence you were talking about earlier?
- 25:40: What have you learned over the years about approaching these issues?