Kate Henion

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 Lara Whitely, Director of Brand + Creative Strategy, at lara@aspencore.org.

Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building

By |2019-06-11T16:41:23-06:00June 11th, 2019|Events|

Local contractors, builders, and architects can take advantage of hands-on, green-building seminars on an active jobsite in Carbondale. The trainings are part of a series titled, “Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building.” Participants will have the opportunity to experience affordable green-building in action. The seminars will be held on location at the ACES Urban Farmhouse at 418 Garfield Ave in Carbondale, on April 16, April 30, and June 11 at 5:00pm.

When: April 16, […]

Sustainability: it’s a no-brainer

By |2019-05-01T09:28:10-06:00April 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 he started calling it […]

Carbon-free Living for the Future

By |2019-04-16T14:17:33-06:00April 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 to live a carbon-free life for the future. Whether it’s working towards a net-zero home (one that produces as much energy as it consumes) in Basalt or launching a five-million dollar capital […]

Imagine Climate Image Gallery

By |2019-11-07T14:16:54-07:00April 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 Aspen Skiing Company’s Fanny Hill in […]

25 Reasons You Should Get a Home Energy Assessment

By |2020-01-02T16:27:54-07:00March 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

In celebration of 25 years of innovation, we present 25 reasons you should sign up for a home energy assessment. As an added bonus, for the month of March, Roaring Fork Valley residents can get the assessment for free.  Claim your free assessment.

1. It’s the biggest bang for your buck! The assessment is valued at over $600 and for the month of March, you can sign-up for FREE.

2. Caring about climate […]

We Are the Asteroid II

By |2019-02-08T11:48:10-07:00February 8th, 2019|Events|

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) and Anderson Ranch Arts Center co-present We Are the Asteroid II, a public art installation by environmental activist and artist Justin Brice Guariglia. We Are the Asteroid II will be exhibited at Anderson Ranch from March 4 through April 1, as part of a visual arts exhibition co-curated by both organizations, titled Imagine Climate: artists on climate change. 

Guariglia uses a solar-powered LED message board lit with messages he refers to as […]

Imagine Climate: artists on climate change

By |2019-02-12T17:03:39-07:00February 7th, 2019|Events|

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) and Anderson Ranch Arts Center co-present Imagine Climate: artists on climate change, an exhibition featuring regional, national and international artists that will take place at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, with a satellite show at The Collective at Snowmass Base Village, in Snowmass, CO through April 1. The invitational group exhibition is a creative collaboration at the intersection of art and science.  It brings together two nonprofits and nine artists who visualize and […]

Future Energy

By |2019-03-07T07:11:54-07:00February 6th, 2019|Events|

Left to right:  Bryan Hannegan, President/CEO, Holy Cross Energy || Roger S. Pulwarty, Senior Scientist, NOAA-Boulder || Sarah Uhl, Environmental Artist

In celebration of 25 years helping the Roaring Fork Valley save energy, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), presents “Future Energy: a Technologist, a Climate Scientist and an Artist Walk Into a Bar…” Find out how these three innovative thinkers and doers — Bryan Hannegan of Holy […]

The Human Element

By |2019-02-13T09:54:28-07:00February 5th, 2019|Events|

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) and The Arts Center at Willits co-present The Human Element, a film screening and conversation with Emmy Award-winning explorer and photographer James Balog. For 40 years, Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of nature. Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 7pm (doors at 6:30)

Location: The Temporary, Basalt

Tickets: […]

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

By |2019-02-11T09:42:52-07:00January 31st, 2019|Blog Feed|

Ben Koons working on his net zero 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.

Born and raised on the South Island of New Zealand, he […]