Live/Love/Eat Mountain, A Free Event had its debut before a packed house at The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado last Sunday. A dynamic, progressive and passionate program, it was a multi-media celebration of sustainable mountain living. Created as a joint venture between The Wheeler, The City of Aspen, Aspen International Mountain Forum (AIMF) and Mountain Partnership, it was a BIG hit. A-Spin is reading between the lines... Sally Spaulding and Paul MacFarlane dreamed this one up and made it happen with a strong team effort.
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MacFarlane played, recorded and mashed-up about 20 instruments to provide an intense soundtrack to Peter McBride's striking photos of the mountains and the mighty Colorado River. Telly world champ Nick Devore and FuturisticFilms showed their short movie "Growing Home" about Devore's sick-bird ski/surf trip to Morocco and his devotion to a sustainable life-style at his tee pee in Marble. Next up, a sustainability roundtable with activist Randy Udall, Casey Sheahan, CEO of Patagonia, Jerome Ostenkowski, a Pharmaculturist, Lauren McDonell of the Canary Initiative and Nathan Ratledge of C.O.R.E. This was all emceed by BIG Mountain Alpinist/Skier Chris Davenport and the agenda included sweeeeeet veggie eats from PYRAMID-- the new restaurant in Explore Bookstore...and tons of swag from Marmot, Patagonia, Aspen Club and an informative and interactive sponsor's row
We expect this will be an annual event, so get on it Aspen. Live, Love, Eat, Mountain---- we're doing it everyday.