CORE’s zero-energy guru Marty Treadway at the all-electric induction cooktop that was a key to his family’s switch to renewable electricity. Why the big grin? Super-fast coffee in the morning and carbon-free efficiency all day long.
Marty Treadway is betting the future is already here when it comes to carbon-free living.
By day, as CORE’s Program Director, he’s a Certified Energy Manager and an evangelist for net-zero buildings, the kind […]
“As business owners, energy efficiency is the best investment we can make,” says Gretchen Leary, co-owner of Duemani. She and her team are hard at work optimizing the carbon footprint of the 110-seat restaurant, set to open at Thanksgiving in Aspen’s former Rustique space. PC: Michele Cardamone Photography
When Gretchen Leary and Luigi Giordani became partners in their second Italian restaurant in Aspen—the soon-to-open Duemani which will follow in the tradition of their popular trattoria Acquolina—it […]
CARBON-EMISSIONS REPORTS SHOW UPPER VALLEY NEEDS TO WORK HARDER AND FASTER TO REACH CLIMATE GOALS
CORE and Local Governments Release Latest Carbon-Emissions Findings
(October 2, 2019) Aspen, CO — Today, on National Energy Efficiency Day, a partnership of upper valley governments supported by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) are announcing their communities’ progress on and opportunities for carbon-emissions reductions.
The four local governments — Aspen, Basalt, Snowmass Village […]
Photo credit: MountainFLOW
“It just seemed like a product that should exist,” said Peter Arlein, inventor of the first plant-based ski wax in North America. The Carbondale-based skier got his gumption to leap blindly into industrial chemistry after 20 years in the ski industry and a vision to turn his passion into purpose: making skiing carbon-free.
Earlier this year, Arlein pitched CORE for a community grant to launch MountainFLOW eco-wax into the Roaring Fork […]
For the past several months, ACES — in partnership with CORE, Green Line Architects, MM-Eight Construction & a range of other local partners — has been building a 1,880 square foot house in Carbondale to provide additional staff housing for its employees. This community project, known as the ACES Urban Farmhouse, has brought together a very skilled team in an integrative design process to produce an affordably built, efficient home for ACES’ environmental science educators and staff in the Roaring […]
Aspen Skiing Company’s in-house snow and energy experts in the heart of the snowmaking beast — the primary pump house — on Snowmass Mountain. L-to-R: Jonathan “Jonboy” Beal, Ryland French, Frank White, Colin “Smartest Snowmaker” Martin, Jesse “Trailbone” Thome. PC: Michele Cardamone Photography
Our livelihoods and recreation — and some might even say our mental health and spiritual wellbeing — are depending on Frank White. As the head of snowmaking operations at Snowmass Mountain, Frank has the hopes of the community […]
The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), in partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Writ Large and KDNK, is thrilled to present a live story evening featuring Roaring Fork Valley locals on stage telling first-person stories curated by Alya Howe. The event includes a half-dozen tales, drinks from Marble Distilling Co. and Capitol Creek Brewery, vittles for purchase from Slow Groovin’ BBQ, a solar seed house tour, CORE’s “carbon drop” engagement station and, new this year, a mini farm […]
We Are the Asteroid II, a public art installation by Justin Brice Guariglia that will be exhibited at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a centerpiece of CORE’s 25th anniversary, Imagine Climate: a celebration of climate art + technology.
“The ecological crisis we face today is the moral imperative of our time. At this critical juncture, art must be used as a positive force for social and political change, and to […]
Sally Cole in her carbon-neutral art studio. PC: Michele Cardamone
A pioneering approach that protects habitat
So many animals flow through Sally Cole’s mid-valley property on the Roaring Fork River that her friends nicknamed her place “Sally’s Wild Kingdom.” (Or when they want to give their gregarious friend a ribbing: “Wild Sally’s Kingdom.”) The herons, deer, bear, elk, coyotes, owls and ermine don’t quibble the point; to them it’s just home.
A Midwest transplant […]