AIMF's programs and initiatives are designed to promote and support sustainable mountain environments and communities in our region and around the world.
AIMF, in partnership with the Telluride Institute, has launched VERTEX to represent the UN Global Mountain Partnership in the North American, Central American, and Caribbean region. By building a "community" of mountain stakeholders, the initiative will help create a global voice for our regional 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.