Aspen and the End of Snow

By Nathaniel Rich (Men’s Journal, Feb 2014)

Can America’s greatest mountain town save itself, and the rest of us, from global warming?

“We have the liberty and the time to think about the big picture,” says Mick Ireland, who completed his third and final term as Aspen’s mayor in June. “A lot of communities struggle with things like budget cuts, crime, and school shootings. Civic leaders don’t have much time to consider the environment. Here, our basic needs are met, so we’re able to take action on larger issues. We’re obliged to lead by example because we can.”

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