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You've Been Moved?

Get Moving.

Did you leave this film fired up and wondered what you can do? We partnered with the American Alpine Club, James Balog, Ethan Gutmann and Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj Peña to point you in the right direction. Here are the actions you can take to make a difference.

Did you leave this film fired up and wondered what you can do? We partnered with the American Alpine Club, James Balog, Ethan Gutmann and Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj Peña to point you in the right direction. Here are the actions you can take to make a difference.

Action 1

AAC: Learn More

The AAC is the country’s largest community of climbers and mountain enthusiasts. We are a 501c3 whose mission is to share our passion for the mountains and respect for the places we play. Learn more about our work.

James Balog: Go Electric

Electrify your car (even if the range is short; many plug in hybrids are available and substantially reduce your daily carbon output).

Ulyana: Learn More

Learn more about how Greenland’s ice is changing. Click here

For issues closer to home, like drought, wildfire and ecosystem transformation, check out our center’s webpage (North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center), hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Ethan: Learn More & Talk to Your Neighbors

Becoming as well informed as you can on the topic of climate change will help you discuss the topic with others. As a society, we need to have more rational discussions with our neighbors, and not succumb to inflammatory rhetoric. The US National Climate Assessment has more facts than you could ever want to know, while letting you choose your own adventure and drill into specific topics or regions of interest. Visit here.

Action 2

AAC: Join the Club

Join the Club: We are a membership based organization and when you join you get benefits like rescue coverage, deals on brands, and much, much more. By being a member you also support our work educating, protecting, and building community. Join today!

James Balog: Support Renewable Energy

Pay the minuscule premium on your electric bill to support renewable energy.

Ulyana: Follow the Story

Subscribe to our newsletter here
Check out past webinars and other video content here.

Ethan: Cut the Carb(on) in Your Diet

Can you eat one less serving of meat (especially beef) every month? How about one less per week?

Action 3

AAC: Make a Donation

Make a gift today! Donate online by clicking here or Venmo @americanalpine

James Balog: Go Solar

Put solar panels on your roof.

Ulyana: Make a Donation

The NC CASC is funded through the government. To support a local project, focused on educating the public about science and climate change issues through climbing mountains locally in Colorado, and around the US and world, check out the “Summits, Songs and Science” Project.

Ethan: Make a Donation

Donate to the Friends of the National Center to help continue educating the public and to support the next generation of climate scientists

Action 4

AAC: Learn about Fixed Anchor Issues

You may be aware of the draft climbing guidance the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service released for review and public comment in November of 2023, and closed January 30th. The draft guidance has garnered criticism from both climbers and wilderness advocates for its impracticability. To learn more about this issue please visit our Fixed Anchors in Wilderness 101 article or view the AAC’s Official Stance on the Proposed Fixed Anchor Guidance.

James Balog: Be Aware


Ulyana: Attend Events

The NC CASC hosts a monthly webinar on a range of topics. Anyone can register and listen in. Our events are posted here.

Ethan: Attend Events

NCAR has a seminar series for the public that offers interesting insights into climate and atmospheric science. From wildfires to floods and hurricanes to solar flares, checkout the NCAR Explorer Series

Action 5

AAC: Get Involved with Advocacy

Combating Climate Change: Support mitigating the effects of climate change through political advocacy, scientific research, and developing resources for members to make sustainable choices as they plan trips and expeditions. As an outdoor community whose ethos is inextricably linked to healthy mountain environments, the AAC is committed to fighting climate change. See the Freeze Thaw video. Let your legislators know that you support the passage of these important recreation bills: The Protecting America’s Rock Climbing Act (PARC) is a component of the House recreation package, aptly named the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE). The Senate recreation package, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA) has similar provisions, as well as the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) act, and is a companion bill to the House’s version.

James Balog: Learn More

Visit the Earth Vision Institute Website to learn more and stay informed.

Ulyana: Lend a Hand

Vote – it’s the most important thing that you can do, to ensure that climate action keeps moving in the right direction. Don’t forget primaries, too, on March 5!

Ethan: Vote

Vote. Talk to your neighbors and help them get to the polls if needed. Talk to your children and get them to take the time to vote.

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