CORE is proud to participate in local, state, national and international networks working to develop and promote environmental solutions. Click below on each topic to see a listing of the hard-working local and regional partners who further those solutions.
CORE encourages individuals to become educated about the science and policy of global climate change. In short, human activities and fossil fuel energy consumption have already and continue to change the composition of the earth's atmosphere such that it traps more heat and contributes to extreme weather patterns planet wide. For information on the consensus among peer-reviewed scientists, read the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s most recent report.
CORE is fortunate to be able to partner with a variety of entities including nonprofits, utilities, individuals, businesses and governments throughout the Valley. Whether it is on renewable energy projects, water conservation or waste reduction, CORE is happy to collaborate in order to achieve an economically and environmentally sustainable community.
CORE works directly to promote renewable energy in our valley, through policy work and incentives that promote solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, geothermal, microhydro and wind power. We do this for the benefits to human health, air quality, climate, water quality, land preservation and long-term affordability for businesses, individuals and governments.
American Renewable Energy Day
Colorado Geo Energy Heat Pump Association (CoGEHPA)
CORE recognizes the potential threats to land, wildlife, water, air, human health and local economies, as well as the touted benefits, imposed by oil and gas development in our area. We remind all Western Colorado residents that we can effect the outcome on our public lands and in our communities through personal behavior choices; efficiency improvements at home and at work; engagement in policy and decision processes; and keeping ourselves and our neighbors educated and engaged.
Did you know that wastewater treatment is often a municipality's highest energy use? And that low-flow appliances, such as faucet aerators, showerheads and toilets, conserve energy by reducing water treatment, decreasing pump volume and minimizing heating demand? Did you also know that water quality damage and watershed disruption are some of the major impacts of extractive, non-renewable energy sources? CORE seeks to protect the integrity of watersheds in our valley and beyond for humans and wildlife by pursuing clean, responsible energy choices, including solar, geothermal, wind and micro hydroelectric generation.
CORE works closely with local, sustainable farmers and ranchers and food advocacy groups in the Roaring Fork Valley to increase the proportion of diets that come from sources that protect soil, air, water, health and climate.
Aspen T.R.E.E. (“Together Regenerating the Environment through Education”)
A central part of protecting all the facets of our environment is establishing ecological and energy literacy in people young and old. CORE hosts workshops, speakers and events for professionals and the general public on an array of environmental topics related to energy. We're also proud of our longstanding partnership with the valley's leader in environmental education: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.
CORE works cooperatively with businesses, individuals, utilities and government entities to create measurable improvements in energy and water efficiency in order to benefit the environment and develop a more sustainable economy.