Aimée was inspired to found the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience following a twenty year career working on solutions to our global climate and related planetary challenges. By engaging locally, she realized that her work globally to address climate change was also needed - urgently - at home.
In founding the Institute, Aimée and other local and global leaders aimed to strengthen our community by identifying regional threats and leveraging policy leadership, public engagement and community investments to turn risks into opportunities and build enduring quality of place.
After 10 years in the field of philanthropy education and change making, Ali realized that one issue in particular held the biggest potential for positive change - food systems. She co-founded Local Food Alliance to let people of all ages know that we can solve sometimes overwhelming issues by simply voting with our forks.
Ali's mission is to create the security and consistency of a year-round food economy and build the community that arises from consumers knowing the people who produce clean and nourishing food for their families.