Nonprofits http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-4 <p>Sustainable Agriculture - it's one of the new frontiers ACES, or Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is taking on. Rock Bottom Ranch is one of the properties ACES manages - of the 113 acres, 40 acres are in agriculture production, the rest is kept as wildlands. Jason Smith is the Director of Rock Bottom Ranch and shares the summer programs, kids camps, vegetable gardens, livestock, and restoration projects happening at the ranch. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19198 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-3 <p>Jamie Cundiff is the Forest Programs Director at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). In 2012, For the Forest merged with ACES to create a powerful voice for more than just the trees of the Roaring Fork Valley, but also for those in Colorado and the West. Cundiff explains the actions ACES is taking to ensure the health of the forests in the valley, as well as large-scale projects designed to predict the future of forests and tree species based on different carbon out-puts in the coming decades. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 3 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has been an advocate for environmental education for over 45 years. Arin Trook is the Education Director, and is in charge of the in-school ACES programs in schools between between Aspen and Rifle. Trook explains the importance of environmental education and his &nbsp;goals for future expansion. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19196 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 CrossCurrents - Spellbinders http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-spellbinders <p>Jackie Merrill and Catherine Johnson are from Spellbinders – a non-profit dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time.</p><p><a href="http://www.spellbinders.org/">http://www.spellbinders.org/</a></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 18466 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Spellbinders Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Carbondale Clay Center, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-carbondale-clay-center-part-2 <p>Jill Oberman, Executive Director, Alex Knipe, ceramicist and teacher, and Diane Keanie, Founding Director, all of the Carbondale Clay Center, discuss the importance of art. The Center is an important institution in the Carbondale art scene. The center offers classes, residencies, a gallery space, private lessons, and drop-in workshops for all ages and ability levels. The center is open to everyone and aims to help foster creativity and get people excited to get their hands dirty.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit <a href="http://www.carbondaleclay.org">www.CarbondaleClay.org </a>to learn more about the Carbondale Clay Center's programs and how you can get your hands muddy.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 17536 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Carbondale Clay Center, Part 2