AREDay (American Renewable Energy Day) was founded in 2004, as a one-day event spotlighting the importance of renewable energy technology and policy in the US. 14 years later, AREDay is a multi-day summit bringing renowned experts in the field of energy conservation and technology and a concurrent film festival. This year’s summit, August 10-13 at the Hotel Jerome, will include talks by former President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, T.Boone Pickens, former CO governor Bill Ritter, Amory Lovins, General Wesley Clark, and current Colorado Senator Michael Bennett.
For an intimate look at the beauty of our area from two longtime locals, visit Explore Booksellers on Main Street tonight from 5-6pm. Former Aspen mayor Bill Sterling will lead a discussion with writer Paul Anderson and well-known photographer David Hiser about their new book "High Road to Aspen." A book-signing by the collaborators will take place after the discussion.
When your work day is over, head down Highway 82 to the charming little town of Basalt for tonight's Live After Five music in Lions Park in the heart of Basalt. Fifty 50 will play from 5:30-8pm and the many tasty restaurants in the area will be open for happy visitors. The event is BYOB. Live After Five is being presented by Alpine Bank.