Aspen Environment Forum to Offer Earth Day Discount

April 21, 2011

Jennifer Myers
The Aspen Institute
(202) 736-2906

Beth Foster
National Geographic magazine
(202) 857-7543

$500 off Regular Pass Rates of $1,500 Only on April 22

Washington, DC, April 21, 2011 –– In celebration of Earth Day, the Aspen Environment Forum is offering a special one-day discount on general forum passes this Friday, April 22. During this special, passes will be available for $500 off the normal rate of $1,500. The Forum, which runs from May 30 to June 2, 2011, on the Institute’s signature campus in Aspen, CO, will feature more than 400 high-level speakers and committed voices from a wide range of perspectives – business, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations – discussing a global population of 7 billion and its impact on cities, energy, food, goods, and nature.

“We are thrilled to offer this discount in celebration of Earth Day. This year’s Forum will focus on a global population of 7 billion and how to reconcile Earth’s finite resources with its ability to sustain our expanding human needs. Earth Day provides a perfect moment to reflect on these issues,” said David Monsma, executive director of the Institute’s Energy and Environment Program.

To register for the Forum with the Earth Day discount, visit When prompted, enter the discount code ASPEN1000. This discount is only good on Earth Day — Friday, April 22.

To see a full list of speakers and the agenda, visit

This year’s Aspen Environment Forum sponsors include Chevrolet, Duke Energy, DuPont, and Shell. Select sponsorship opportunities are still available; for more information, contact Andrea Browne-Phillips, assistant director, Aspen Environment Forum, the Aspen Institute, (202) 736-3846,, or Robert Amberg, National Geographic National Brand Director, (212) 610-5511,

Daily video highlights from the Environment Forum will be posted at, and event updates will be featured on Twitter at #AEF2011 and

EDITORS’ NOTE: A limited number of press passes are available. For more information and to apply, please visit

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