Sr. VP, Sustainability
Aspen Skiing Company
Auden Schendler is senior vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, where he works on scale solutions to the climate problem, including clean energy development, policy, and activism. He helped develop the only coal-mine-methane to electricity project in the United States, and is working to mobilize the outdoor industry as a political force like the NRA. Previously a research associate at Rocky Mountain Institute, Auden’s work has been covered in Businessweek, Men’s Journal, Fast Company and the New York Times, and he is author of the book “Getting Green Done.” He publishes widely on climate change, parenting, and the outdoors. Named a “climate innovator” by TIME magazine and a “climate saver” by the EPA, he has testified to Congress and spoken at Starbucks, Google, the business schools at Harvard, MIT, Yale and Dartmouth, as well as to fourth graders and Chilean kayakers. Auden serves on the board of Protect Our Winters and on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.