Inner Climate/Outer Climate: Wellness in the Age of Eco-anxiety

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), and the Aspen Chapel co-present “Inner Climate/Outer Climate: Wellness in the Age of Eco-anxiety” on Monday, March 9 from 6PM to 7:30PM at Basalt Regional Library.

This climate change and mental health panel discussion will explore the concept of emotional resilience and address the question: What happens when identity is tied to a particular physical place — and that place begins to disappear? The event is free and open to the public. 

Panelists include Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program; Kerry Cesspooch, member of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation; Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies, Colorado Mountain College; and Beatriz Soto, Member of Green Latinas and Latino Outreach Coordinator for CORE and for Wilderness Workshop. The panel is moderated by Pitkin County Health director Karen Koenemann. 

We have multiple options for participating in tonight’s event. In addition to being live at Basalt Regional Library at 6PM, we will also be livestreaming on CORE’s Facebook Page and live tweeting at @aspencore. Please submit your questions on the livestream for the Q&A.

Inner Climate/Outer Climate is a part of CORE’s 2nd annual Imagine Climate, a month-long exploration of climate art and innovation in the Roaring Fork Valley. From February 25th to March 18th, leading artists, inventors and changemakers will offer creative perspectives and solutions to the climate crisis through a program of events by the valley nonprofit that helps locals save energy and cut carbon emissions. More at and #imagineclimate.


Inner Climate/Outer Climate: Wellness in the Age of Eco-anxiety

March 9, 2020 from 6–7:30pm