About Mona Newton

Mona Newton is the Executive Director of CORE, overseeing all operations. She loves working in the Roaring Fork Valley and is passionate about continuing CORE’s work to support communities in achieving their energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon reduction goals. With more than 25 years professional experience in the environmental arena, Mona has worked across many sectors. She has a degree in Political Science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Masters degree from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. In her free time she spends time traveling, exploring wine tasting and grape growing and outside enjoying nature.

Energy Bills: 2021 Energy Legislation Update

By |2021-08-03T13:12:29-06:00August 2nd, 2021|Blog Feed|


The 2021 Colorado state legislature adjourned in May passing over 30 bills that will advance clean buildings, climate action, environmental justice, transportation electrification, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and just transition from gas to electricity.  This legislation will support achieving the state’s goal of reducing Greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 90% by 2050, an achievable and necessary objective.

The majority of the newly […]

What Local Solar Tastes Like

By |2021-07-26T16:16:56-06:00June 14th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Potatoes unearthed in Emma, chard harvested in Old Snowmass, herbs raised at Cozy Point. Who doesn’t love the bounty of Roaring Fork Valley produce and the simple efficiency of connecting food producers to food consumers? The local food movement has helped to develop more resilient food networks, bolster local economies, and strengthen the health, environment and community in small geographical regions like our valley.

Local food doesn’t just make better cherry tomatoes, it makes sense.

What if we could do the same […]

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