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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.

The New Pioneers

By |2020-01-23T14:11:56-07:00January 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 […]

Experience Electric Vehicles

By |2019-12-06T13:25:50-07:00September 26th, 2019|Events|

Update: Check out Craig Farnham’s presentation on electric vehicles!

If you’ve been thinking about buying one of the many awesome electric vehicles on the market today – or you’re just curious about the technology – you’re not alone. EV’s are becoming increasingly popular, and most manufacturers now offer one or more electric models.

Responding to growing demand, area clean-energy groups are hosting an additional Experience Electric Workshop to get the EV-curious up to speed. Meanwhile, several Glenwood auto dealers will […]

Students for Climate Protection

By |2019-12-06T13:36:16-07:00September 19th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Students in the Roaring Fork Valley are lending their voices to the global chorus of young people calling for climate protection. As a part of the Global Climate Strike taking place on September 20th, they will join over 1.5 million peers worldwide to send a powerful message: “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” 

A brave, grassroots team of climate protection […]

Stream Roaring Stories

By |2019-12-06T13:42:16-07:00September 15th, 2019|Blog Feed|

When did climate change become real to you? The 2nd Annual Roaring Stories sought to answer this very real question by sharing personal experiences. On June 5th, 6 storytellers spoke to a sold-out audience at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies Rock Bottom Ranch. With the help of Writ Large and MC Alya Howe, Mike Marolt, Mona Newton, Samuel Bernal, Annie Worley, Beatriz Soto, and Bill Kight shared how they have felt the tremendous impact of climate change.

Roaring Stories […]