Green Festival Speakers

Auden Schendler



Schendler is executive director of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. Previously a research associate 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, Schendler 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 Los Angeles Times, Rock and Ice and Salon.com, among others.

A LEEDaccredited professional, Schendler was named a global warming innovator by Time magazine in 2006, and in 2007 he testified to Congress on the impact of climate change on public lands.

He lives in Basalt, CO with his wife Ellen and their children Willa and Elias.