Lara Whitley

About Lara Whitley

Lara Whitley is the Director of Brand + Creative Strategy at CORE. She loves using creativity as a lever for social change and helping readers connect the dots between personal action and collective impact — all in the name of protecting our shared Rocky Mountain “backyard," where she loves to bike, hike and ski with her family.

There to Help: CORE’s Income-qualified Program

By |2020-09-02T18:22:23-06:00August 31st, 2020|Blog Feed|

“The beauty of living in a small community is people are there to help,” says Aspen resident Kristine Gatdula. This was an unexpected bonus for the dental hygienist who dreamed of a move to the valley “for a ski season” and then, like many locals, found lots to love. That was five years ago. 

Landing in the Valley felt right from Day One. She initially secured a job at Aspen Skiing Company, meeting […]

Zero Adds Up

By |2020-09-02T18:24:02-06:00August 1st, 2020|Blog Feed|

Are you intrigued about net-zero life? You’re in good company. We’re fielding triple the inquiries we were just a year ago. And it’s not just that conversations about carbon-free spaces are going up; they’re also digging deeper.

“Everybody’s talking about it and, generally, people have been more engaged and have a better grasp on how the different systems within a building are interconnected,” says Hannah Itzler, CORE’s Residential Programs Manager. 

Take […]

This Could Be Yours!

By |2020-08-04T10:02:13-06:00July 30th, 2020|Blog Feed|


Ready to kick start your net-zero life?

You’re in luck because we’re giving away a NEST smart thermostat! These wifi-enabled controls are energy-efficiency heroes, helping homeowners save 10-12% on heating. Sign up for an energy assessment by August 11th and you’ll be entered to win. (Must be an RFV resident with a NEST-capable space. Select residential or commercial assessment from the dropdown menu below […]

Driving Innovation, One Barrel at a Time

By |2020-08-31T13:30:58-06:00July 29th, 2020|Blog Feed|

If Marble Distilling Co.’s barrels could talk, they’d spill a whisper they keep hearing from their chief distiller, Connie Baker. “I don’t think it’s ever been done,” she’s been known to say. That’s because the serial inventor/entrepreneur is up to her energy-efficiency tricks again, with CORE as her wingman.

In 2014, Baker co-founded MDC with the idea of making outstanding spirits while disrupting the notoriously water- and energy-intensive industry. […]