AIMF's initiatives are aimed at promoting sustainable
development in mountain communities and environments regionally and globally
Mountain Resilience Coalition
The Mountain Resilience Coalition has been formed between Western State Colorado University’s School of Environment & Sustainability, Aspen International Mountain Foundation, and Telluride Institute to support and promote sustainable development of mountain communities. To learn more about this initiative see this video.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.