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.

Water Moves Them

By |2018-11-29T15:25:15-06:00February 1st, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

“We love spending time on the river with our boys,” says Chad Rudow. “We’re protecting the snowpack — which becomes water in our rivers — and saving energy, thanks to two rebates from CORE.” Image: Michele Cardamone Photography You might say that the river runs through him. Chad Rudow’s love affair with water “goes quite a ways back,” to childhood hikes with his family alongside the streams of Estes Park. Later, as a young river guide, he [...]

Aspen Energy Challenge Nets $1.6 Million in Energy Savings

By |2018-07-05T22:04:34-06:00December 5th, 2017|Blog Feed|

City of Aspen employees Ryland French and Chris Menges delivering the energy-efficiency goods during the Aspen Energy Challenge. The City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency are pleased to announce that the organizations helped facilitate $1.6 million in energy savings in the community, compared to a 2013 through 2014 baseline in partnership Holy Cross Energy and Black Hills Energy.  From 2015 through 2016, these organizations provided education, rebates, subsidized energy assessments, and free energy [...]

Furnace Fail: a Cautionary Tale

By |2018-10-29T11:50:59-06:00November 11th, 2017|Blog Feed|

Furnace #fail at Lara’s house, prompting some “indoor camping” around the wood stove. Avoid the long, cold night by getting your heating system serviced by a professional. On December’s coldest night, our furnace failed. We were fortunate. We had a wood stove, plenty of firewood, and lots of bodies. Everyone -- kids, parents, the dog -- piled on mattresses in front of the stove and snuggled together for a living room sleepover. I’ll grant you this: one night [...]

Mountainfilm Gives Aspen a High Five

By |2018-07-05T22:18:50-06:00August 14th, 2017|Blog Feed|

A documentary film festival that uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world? Count us in! Mountainfilm in Aspen returns to the Wheeler Opera House August 23-27 for its 9th annual festival, with CORE’s High Five as the 2017 Nonprofit Partner. It’s a hand-in-glove fit for the High Five, our local social movement that is uniting the Roaring Fork Valley to take action on the environment by saving energy. In partnership [...]