Canary in the coal mine – Aspen

The Canary Initiative is so named because Aspen (which is economically dependent on winter snow for recreation and summer snow pack for water supply) sees itself as a canary in the coal mine for climate change. The Initiative called for: a green house gas (GHG) emissions inventory, an assessment of impacts due to climate change, an action plan and education and advocacy on regional, state and national levels.
City of Aspen Canary Initiative, Climate Action Plan