About Kate Henion

Kate Henion authored this post when she served as CORE's Marketing and Events Manager. For questions on this and other blogposts, please connect with Mac Scott, Marketing and Communications Manager, at mac@aspencore.org.

Sustainability: it’s a no-brainer

By |2021-07-26T15:48:28-06:00April 30th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Matt Hamilton and his family take a stroll in Carbondale. PC: Eyedrop Design

For Matt Hamilton, sustainability is a no-brainer. That might sound like something you’d expect from the Sustainability Director at Aspen Skiing Company. Not only does Hamilton work with CORE on various efficiency projects for their four mountain resorts, he puts his environmental values to work at home too.

Hamilton’s house was built in 1999 and […]

Carbon-free Living for the Future

By |2021-07-26T15:19:58-06:00April 12th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Eden Vardy hangs with chickens and llamas at the Farm Collaborative, located at Cozy Point Ranch in Pitkin County. PC: Michele Cardamone

It’s not about social pressure. It goes beyond practicing what he preaches. Eden Vardy, Executive Director of the Farm Collaborative, strives for carbon-free living for the future. Whether it’s working towards a net-zero home (one that produces as much energy as it consumes) in Basalt […]

Imagine Climate Image Gallery

By |2021-07-22T14:59:38-06:00April 12th, 2019|Blog Feed|

In March, CORE launched a month-long celebration of climate art and technology to kick-off our 25th anniversary: “Imagine Climate.” This creative initiative, which brought in 14 artists and scientists over 28 days, included a climate art exhibition at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Future Energy panel at Aspen Center for Physics, “The Human Element” film screening and conversation at The Temporary, and the “We Are the Asteroid II” public art installation at […]

25 Reasons You Should Get a Home Energy Assessment

By |2021-07-19T15:10:27-06:00March 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Get a Home Energy Assessment for FREE in celebration of Earth Day. 

1. It’s the biggest bang for your buck! The assessment is valued at over $600.

2. It’s the place to start. Many homeowners can’t figure out where to begin with energy improvements. That’s the benefit of the energy assessment report: we’ll recommend a personal Path to Zero including which projects you should tackle first.

3. Caring about climate change means caring about energy […]

Proving Net Zero Is Possible: On a Budget + a Challenging Slope

By |2021-07-19T14:33:46-06:00January 31st, 2019|Blog Feed|

Ben Koons proving net zero is possible and working on his home’s heat recovery ventilator (HRV), a key component in addressing air quality in a tight home. PC: Daniel Bayer

No one would say Ben Koons gives up easily. Not only did he achieve his goal of being an Olympic skier – but despite the odds – his dream sustainable home is now under construction and proving net zero is possible.

Born […]

Saving Time + Energy

By |2021-07-19T11:20:56-06:00October 11th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Yvonne Klausmann and her daughters enjoying the fruits of their labor on a fall afternoon at their Snowmass Village home.

On a Thursday morning, I gave Snowmass Village resident Yvonne Klausmann a call, inquiring if she’d be willing to be featured in our monthly You Are Powerful campaign. With the sound of saws in the background (she is in the midst of a significant home remodel) we chatted about her […]

Local Savings Help Clark’s Market Grow

By |2021-07-19T11:19:22-06:00September 12th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Dave Clark and Tom Clark Jr. (left to right) have a laugh at the Aspen Clark’s Market juggling oranges in the revamped produce section.
Photo credit: Michele Cardamone Photography

Forty years ago, Tom Clark Sr. opened his first market in Aspen. Since then, the store donning his last name, Clark’s Market, has grown to nine Colorado locations, two in Utah, and a recently opened store in Sedona, AZ. Every store is unique in […]

Partnering for Sustainable AND Affordable Housing with Basalt Vista

By |2021-07-19T11:17:52-06:00August 14th, 2018|Blog Feed|

Architectural renderings of Basalt Vista created by  2757 design+build co.

Affordable Housing. Often the topic of newspaper headlines, local radio stations, or conversations at the coffee shop. It’s also been a thorn in the side for our communities, struggling to diplomatically address the issue. How do we build it? Where do we build it? Who is going to pay for it?

Over […]

Leave Your Worries to CORE

By |2021-07-19T11:15:30-06:00June 18th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Photo credit: Michele Cardamone

In 1973, William Crelli left his steel and coal mining Pennsylvania hometown to try out the Rocky Mountain terrain. Forty-five years later and he can’t imagine living anywhere else.

“I was just going to stay for a ski season or two, but ended up staying,” commented Crelli, “I love the people and the community.”

The 71-year-old Aspen local, who goes by Billy, has a laundry list of occupations that kept him going over the years. He’s worked […]

Beyond the Kitchen Remodel in 5 Easy Steps

By |2021-07-19T11:05:49-06:00January 2nd, 2018|Blog Feed|

For new homebuyers, it’s easy to focus on the aesthetics when thinking about renovations. You just purchased a fixer-upper and can already imagine being the latest family featured in an HGTV show. Lighting, tiles and bar stools … all your dream projects come flashing by. But before you purchase that marble countertop for your kitchen remodel, stop and think about energy too! Making energy efficiency improvements simultaneously with your renovation will help you in […]

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