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.

What COVID Means for Energy Advising, Rebates

By |2020-03-20T17:05:47-06:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hello CORE Family,

Our reality has changed a lot since we snapped this carefree staff photo last fall. Even though we’re working remotely now, our team is still shoulder-to-shoulder with you in our work to co-create a healthy, carbon-free world. Find out how we’re minimizing the spread while still maximizing your impact.

Learn more about CORE’s approach during the COVID-19 outbreak here.

#StuckAtHome? Creative Ideas from Imagine Climate

By |2020-03-25T09:25:53-06:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

PC: Image courtesy The Art Base

Imagine Climate brings art and science to life — even from the couch. Check out what our thoughtful partners are doing to help you keep the fires of creativity burning. And don’t miss your chance for a fresh air fix that could win you a portable solar party kit from CORE.  

  • The Art Base has free Art Kits To-Go on their back porch (featured in the image above).
  • Aspen Words[…]

What Corona Can Teach Us About Climate Change

By |2020-03-20T16:44:14-06:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Just last week, when things seemed funnier, a meme made the rounds: Climate change needs to hire coronavirus’s PR firm. 

Certainly, we’ve witnessed what can happen when there is community and political will for rapid change in the face of a public health threat — with scientists calling for urgency — that puts human lives, food supplies and mental health at stake. “Sound familiar?” asks Fast Company

Could there […]

As We Shift, So Does Our Energy Usage

By |2020-04-03T13:44:45-06:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to be flexible. For many of us, there’s less driving, less working in person (or, sadly, less working at all), and more time at home. As we shift, so does our energy usage. This brave new world means powering up our home heating systems for more hours of the day; keeping our hygiene on point with more hot water for handwashing, dishes, and laundry; and possibly going to a larger, […]

Imagine Climate Preview @ Press Play

By |2020-02-04T12:03:26-07:00February 2nd, 2020|Events|

Join CORE and the Aspen Art Museum for an Imagine Climate 2020 preview at Press Play, a free AAM program that starts with a nontraditional tour and ends with art making, conversation and refreshments. This edition will feature our own Lara Whitley and an activity that lets you transform air pollution into art. The event is free and open to all creative adults. Please RSVP to Teresa Booth Brown, AAM’s Artist Programs Coordinator.

Wednesday, February 5
5 to 7pm
Aspen Art Museum


Zero is Here!

By |2020-01-23T14:04:28-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog Feed|

Are you ready to create a healthy, comfortable, carbon-free space? So are we! Starting this month, we’re focusing all our efforts on one community-wide, zero-emissions goal we call the “Path to Zero.” It’s a streamlined platform we’ve developed to help you zero-out fossil fuels and carbon emissions in the built environment.

How Does It Work?

Path to Zero is based on the concept of net-zero buildings — the kind that generate as much energy as they consume. That […]

Art + Science Collide @ Imagine Climate 2020

By |2020-02-02T15:09:53-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog Feed|

Wonder and delight at last year’s Imagine Climate. PC: Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Coming soon: February 25!

Mark your calendars: the 2nd annual Imagine Climate is coming your way. Science and art will throw sparks — and generate action — in the Roaring Fork Valley during this monthlong exploration of climate culture, February 25 through March 18. With two dozen collaborating organizations, artists and innovators, we’re bringing you creative perspectives and possibilities on climate like never before:


Let the Good Times Roll

By |2020-01-23T14:04:53-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog Feed|

We love being a part of the 5Point family, celebrating the human spirit and our collective passion for the outdoors at last weekend’s 5Point Adventure Film Festival in Aspen. Thanks to all who stopped by to share their curiosity for zero-emissions life. As part of the Path to Zero initiative we’re launching, we had a drawing for a backcountry solar recharging station. Congratulations to winner Jamie B. of Basalt!

Stay tuned for […]

Top 5 Solutions to Fight Climate Change

By |2019-12-06T13:01:51-07:00November 19th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Has the climate strike sparked curiosity about how to lower your carbon emissions and fight climate change? You are not alone. In mid-September, Google searches for the term “climate strike” skyrocketed to their highest levels ever, a 100-fold increase from the year prior. 

CORE wants to put your inquisitiveness to work. In October, we joined four local governments—Aspen, Basalt, Snowmass and Pitkin County—in publishing carbon emissions reports and recommendations for the most meaningful […]

High-performance learning, with a sandwich on the side

By |2019-12-05T15:58:35-07:00November 18th, 2019|Blog Feed, Events|

New this fall, CORE is offering FREE building science trainings for construction workers on the jobsite. Known as the CORE Workforce Training, these lunch-and-learn sessions, offered in English or Spanish, are held on-site during the lunch hour and include lunch and drinks for the student crew. The courses are led by Beatriz Soto, a bilingual architect and CORE’s Community Outreach + Workforce Development Coordinator. Over the course of two classes, she covers principles and techniques of green building, […]