Aspen Global Change Institute http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-4 <p>In an effort to increase awareness and promote further academic understanding and research on global climate change, the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) has teamed up with Colorado Mountain College to create an online database titled <a href="http://horsesmouth.agci.org/"><em>From the Horses Mouth</em></a>. This resource is geared toward high school and undergraduate science classes. The database contains video and research&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">from workshops and conferences hosted by </span>AGCI<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The subjects range from butterflies to atmospheric chemistry.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Elise Osenga, a Research Associate for AGCI, and James Arnott, AGCI's Program Director, discuss the new database, its importance in the scientific community, and ways AGCI is looking forward and preparing for the uncertain future of climate change.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://horsesmouth.agci.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Horses Mouth</a>&nbsp;</em>or learn more about <a href="http://agci.org">AGCI</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14506 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 4 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-3 <p>Due to climate change being a global issue, organizations like the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) need to have feelers all over the country. In 2013,&nbsp;AGCI&nbsp;opened an office in Washington D.C. where Program Director, James Arnott is now based. Arnott discusses AGCI's role in the nation's capital and John Katzenberger, AGCI's co-founder and director, explains the positive steps being made in the Roaring Fork Valley.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about AGCI&nbsp;by visiting their <a href="http://www.agci.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14187 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 3 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) embraces&nbsp;<em>The Aspen Idea</em>, the Paepcke's vision of bringing the world's great thinkers in the arts and sciences to Aspen, a neutral location, where they can escape their daily routines while communing with nature. In this setting, new conversations and ideas emerge, providing important new tools for the advancement of science.&nbsp;</p><p>John Katzenberger, co-founder and director of AGCI, explains why this idea works and how it is implemented in the workshops AGCI&nbsp;hosts throughout the year with the world's top scientists. James Arnott, AGCI&nbsp;Program Director, and Elise Osenga, Research Associate for AGCI, also contribute.&nbsp;</p><p>To learn more about the Aspen Global Change Institute, visit their <a href="http://www.agci.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13971 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) is a small non-profit organization based out of Basalt. Despite their size, AGCI packs a punch in the science community and has a goal to protect the natural well-being of the Roaring Fork Valley and the of the Earth as a whole. &nbsp;</p><p>John Katzenberger, co-founder and Director of AGCI, and James Arnott, Program Director of AGCI, share the organization's history and mission to "further the scientific understanding of Earth's systems and global environmental change through interdisciplinary scientific workshops, educational programs, and publications and videos about global change science".</p><p>Visit <a href="http://www.agci.org">www.agci.org</a> to learn more about the Aspen Global Change Institute.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:13:38 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13742 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 1 Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-measured-open-spaces-near-aspen <p>In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area. &nbsp;&nbsp;This is likely due to due a warming climate.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10045 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen