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About Mac Scott

Mac grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where energy, water and the environment were frequently the topic of dinner table conversations. He enjoys taking part in all of the incredible outdoor opportunities the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer. Backpacking, hiking, skiing, disc golf and playing soccer are just a few of the ways he might to spend a nice day. On the not so nice days, you will find him listening to new music and working on his latest knitting project.

Reading List for a Warming

By |2020-03-16T14:27:39-06:00March 16th, 2020|Events|

CORE and Aspen Words co-present a Reading List for a Warming World, a curated collection of fiction and nonfiction literature in which climate change is as much a character as a subject. The books were selected by the local literary center and are available at valley libraries, bookstores and Imagine Climate events in February and March.” Read more…

Tales of Water

By |2020-03-10T17:55:58-06:00March 10th, 2020|Events|

Tales of Water is a collaborative visual arts show co-produced between Skye Gallery and ETHER Arts Project, in conjunction with CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency), in the framework of their 2nd annual Imagine Climate, a month-long initiative that explores creative perspectives on climate change. Tales of Water showcases art by Tania Dibbs, Ángeles Peña, Lizzy Taber, Yuri Z and Pauline Rrrrrrr.

The show examines the importance of water as a non-renewable resource through the lens of scientific data, […]

Inner Climate/Outer Climate: wellness in the age of eco-anxiety

By |2020-03-03T14:58:16-07:00March 3rd, 2020|Events|

  • Conversation at the intersection of climate change + mental health
  • Moderator: Karen Koenemann, director of Pitkin County Health
  •  Panelists:
    • Kerry Cesspooch, member of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
    • Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program
    • Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies, Colorado Mountain College
    • Beatriz Soto: Member of Green Latinas; Latino Outreach Coordinator for CORE and for Wilderness Workshop

5 Reasons We Can’t Get Enough of Heat Pumps

By |2020-02-19T17:29:11-07:00February 19th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Cheap, smart, and green. What’s not to love? That’s what CORE’s Program Director Marty Treadway has to say about the heat-pumps that heat water. He recently installed one during his whole-home energy retrofit. Here are five reasons we <3 this technology:

5. They allow you to be the master and commander of your water heater.

“The coolest thing for me as a homeowner is the level of control I have with a hybrid-electric (heat-pump) water heater.”

Heat-pump […]

Climate Billboard Project Kickoff Parties

By |2020-02-11T14:35:00-07:00February 11th, 2020|Events|

FEB 25 + 26 // Climate Billboard Project Kick-off Parties

art made from carbon emissions

With the support of more than two dozen community partners

CORE and AIR-INK co-present the Climate Billboard Project, a bilingual public art project that uses carbon emissions to make art, bringing together creativity, community and technology in the name of climate action. The showcases four original billboards designed, created and displayed in the Roaring Fork Valley starting February 25th as a part of Imagine Climate:

The New Pioneers of Net Zero

By |2020-02-19T17:31:13-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog Feed|

Aspen locals Sam and Desi Barney in their future living room. PC Dan Bayer:

Just beyond Aspen’s downtown core lies Smuggler Park, an old-school trailer park-turned-subdivision its HOA touts as “real homes for real locals.” Two of its residents, Sam and Desi Barney, are using a CORE Net Zero Homes grant to drive real change when it comes to how their home uses energy.

Sam and Desi prove that anyone can […]

5Point Aventure Film Festival

By |2020-01-15T10:18:01-07:00January 15th, 2020|Events|

We are stoked to support the 5Point Film Festival! Stop by the CORE engagement station for a chance to win a Zero Hero Kit!

5Point Film in Aspen
January 17th and 18th
Wheeler Opera House

7pm Show | 6:30 Doors

5 Point is kicking off the new decade in style! Join 5Point for two nights of all new, signature film programming along with special guests at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, January 17 and 18, 2020. Guided by the […]

Know More, Use Less

By |2020-01-21T20:32:50-07:00November 20th, 2019|Action of the Month, Blog Feed|

When master craftsman and energy analyst Steve Barbee isn’t performing energy assessments, he’s performing songs — on guitars he builds by hand. Photo Credit: Erin Danneker, Eyedrop Design

When CORE energy analyst Steve Barbee shows up to conduct a home energy assessment, you can count on a lifetime of knowledge walking in the door with him. Steve still manages to expand his expertise despite entering the building trade more than 40 years. […]

Beyond the Climate Strike

By |2019-12-04T16:05:28-07:00October 21st, 2019|Events|

More than 4 million people in 163 countries on all seven continents participated in youth-led climate strikes in September. Wondering how we can build on that momentum?

Please join us for Beyond the Strike, a regional forum focusing on solutions and positive actions we can take on a personal, local, and systems level to accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. The event includes:

  • Information on existing efforts and programs from multiple organizations and businesses working on climate solutions in […]