High alpine mountain towns like Aspen are seeing the effects of climate change before many other places, making us “canaries in the mineshaft” for global climate impacts. Canary is a beloved member of the Aspen community and reaches out to residents and visitors, alike, to share Aspen’s message of climate action.
The City of Aspen strives to be an environmental leader and to promote environmental stewardship throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and around the globe. It recognizes Aspen’s dependence on its climate and natural resources for a thriving economy, healthy ecosystems and exceptional quality of life. In an effort to do its part to reduce the threat of climate change, Aspen's City Council adopted the City of Aspen’s Canary Action Plan in 2007, which commits to reducing community emissions 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, below 2004 levels.