The Aspen Institute and National Geographic magazine are pleased to announce that video and audio clips from the first-ever Aspen Environment Forum are now available online. A powerful, four-day gathering of more than 350 thought leaders that began on March 26, 2008, in Aspen, CO, the Aspen Environment Forum was designed to stimulate open-minded dialogue about the future of our shared environment and how we, as citizens, corporations and countries, can be responsible stewards.
"The Aspen Institute places significance on discussion, on dialogue, on spirited debate around any number of issues," says David Monsma, the executive director of the Institute’s Energy and Environment program. "And the Aspen Environment Forum is no different."
"National Geographic magazine has a long history of reporting on the environment, and we are delighted to have brought together so many voices around the issues," said Chris Johns, editor in chief of the magazine.
Clips available to the public already include urban environmental activist Majora Carter; Earth Policy Institute Founder Lester Brown; J. Carl Ganter of Circle of Blue; David Malakoff of NPR; Colorado Gov. William Ritter; and Tim Appenzeller, executive editor of National Geographic, interviewing Harvard University’s E.O. Wilson. Clips will continue to be added to the site here. The Aspen Institute’s YouTube channel is rich with video and their podcasts are available on iTunes.
National Geographic magazine’s online coverage of the Forum is here. It features interviews of key speakers, including E.O.Wilson, Canadian Inuit activist and Nobel Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Alexandra Cousteau.
Via: (The Aspen Institute)