Kate Henion

About Kate Henion

Kate Henion is the Marketing + Engagement Manager at CORE. She enjoys writing stories and providing our community with information on how to save energy and cut carbon emissions. Catch her after hours rafting our local rivers, hiking with her dog Huckleberry, or skiing Sunlight.

A Brewing Peace of Mind

By |2018-11-12T09:04:19+00:00November 6th, 2018|Blog Feed|

Lance Norton serving up happiness at Cilundu Coffee in Carbondale. Photo Credit: Eyedrop Design When you first walk into Carbondale’s Third Street Center, do me a favor, and take a right into Cilundu Coffee. There you’ll find a friendly barista interested in how the weekend went or your feedback on the week’s featured espresso blend. That barista is Lance Norton. Norton has a passion for his community and for coffee. During the week, he can be found [...]

Saving Time + Energy

By |2018-11-01T11:40:46+00:00October 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 new life in the [...]

CORE, CLEER + GCE Launch Fall Energy Innovation Series

By |2018-10-08T14:22:01+00:00October 8th, 2018|Events|

Want to improve the efficiency of your home? Interested in building to net-zero? Do you think affordable housing should also come with lower monthly utility bills? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have the series for you. This fall, CORE is teaming up with CLEER and Garfield Clean Energy to give you — architects, builders, contractors, homeowners, and energy nerds —  the tools needed to reduce emissions generated in homes and buildings. The three-week series [...]

Town of Basalt Presents “Zero Energy Ready” Training

By |2018-10-19T10:25:39+00:00October 7th, 2018|Events|

This summer, the Town of Basalt unanimously passed the 2018 Sustainable Building Regulations. As a result, contractors applying for building permits in Basalt are required to earn two hours of eligible training. See the regs here. No need to fret about that requirement! Basalt is hosting a series of FREE workshops, led by local contractor and trainer Scott Mills, that fulfill the required training.   Mills’ speciality, the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZER), is a program of the Department [...]

Happening: Movie Screening

By |2018-10-29T11:39:02+00:00September 17th, 2018|Events|

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th for a FREE screening of Happening. Time: 5:30pm Location: The Limelight Hotel, Aspen, CO RSVP: kate@aspencore.org  || 970.925.9775 ext. 503. WATCH the trailer RSVP About the Film: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY [...]

Local Savings Help A Growing Business

By |2018-10-29T11:41:24+00:00September 12th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Dave Clark and Tom Clark Jr. (left to right) have a laugh at their Aspen store  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 that it reflects each community’s [...]

Partnering for Sustainable AND Affordable Housing

By |2018-10-29T11:44:15+00:00August 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 the years many affordable options have broken ground, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. [...]

Most People Don’t Know Where GHG Emissions Come From, Do You?

By |2018-07-17T19:49:59+00:00July 12th, 2018|Blog Feed|

CORE recently unveiled a new engagement station, the Question of the Day. Stop by our table at local events, like the Aspen Saturday Market, to submit your answer. If you’ve seen the CORE table at events lately, you’ve probably been asked the question: “what is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Pitkin County?” And chances are, you’ve answered wrong. The answer, buildings, are responsible for 70% of emissions across Pitkin County. The results were [...]