AIMF's initiatives are aimed at promoting sustainable
development in mountain communities and environments regionally and globally



Mountain Resilience Coalition

From 2017 - present

The Mountain Resilience Coalition has been formed between the Aspen International Mountain Foundation, Telluride Institute, and Western Colorado University’s School of Environment & Sustainability. The MRC’s mission is to promote and support sustainable development in mountain communities within the region and around the world. The Mountain Sustainability Indicators project is a featured initiative currently underway.

UN Mountain partnership regional Representation

From 2013 - present

AIMF, in partnership with the Telluride Institute, represents the UN Mountain Partnership in the North American, Central American, and Caribbean region. The objective is to build a network of mountain stakeholders and create a voice for our mountain communities and environments.


Regional Report on Mountain Sustainable Development


In 2012, the Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF) and the Telluride Institute—completed a  report on sustainable development in North American mountains for inclusion in the materials being developed for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20.  


International Conference on Women


On March 8-9, 2011, Utah Valley University (UVU) presented its second conference on Women of the Mountains with speakers from around the world. AIMF board members, Karinjo DeVore and Rebecca Wallace, organized a plenary session entitled "Women, the Rocky Mountains, and the Environment."


Live, Love, Eat Mountain


On December 12, 2010, the Aspen International Mountain Foundation and the City of Aspen teamed up to present "Live, Love, Eat Mountain", a celebration of sustainable mountain living in honor of the UN's Global Mountain Day.


Project Compassion


On the evening of July 25, 2008, AIMF hosted an unprecedented meeting of the minds marking the introduction of the Stanford University non-profit, Project Compassion (otherwise known as The Stanford Center for the Study of Altruism and Compassion) to a group of founding supporters. 


IMAGINE. A Sustainable Mountain Future


In April, 2007, the Aspen International Mountain Foundation, together with the Aspen Institute, presented a forum on sustainable mountain environments at Paepcke Auditorium as part of the Aspen Sister Cities' 20th anniversary celebration of their sister city relationship with Chamonix, France.