Women’s cross-country skier Jessie Diggins competed competed in the winter Olympics in South Korea. Her story is one of grit, determination and inspiration to do something our country has not done before: win a women’s cross-country medal. And, she did it!
The other piece about Jessie not as well known is her fierce determination to save her sport and winter from the ravages of warming and shorter winters. Have you noticed the brown hills surrounding the cross-country venue in Pyeongchang? Jessie said, “I am someone who lives on this planet. I think you need to stand up for things you believe in, and saving winter is something I believe in.”
Every day, more and more people from all walks of life are taking action on climate change. Acting now saves money and recovery efforts tomorrow.
Join the Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Mon, Feb 26th, at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library to view the new documentary, “Saving Snow.” Learn about the impacts of climate change on our winter economy and build support for adaptation and mitigation efforts locally and across the country.