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Energy Savings: Game, Set, Match

May 18th, 2020|

When Rich Boucher, Chief Engineer at the Snowmass Club, made the decision to upgrade its 24/7 lighting in the facility’s underground parking garage, he wasn’t thinking about strengthening the athletic club’s economic resilience against a pandemic, although he achieved just that. Instead, Rich was looking to save time for [...]

Negative Pressure Rooms: How Buildings Are Contributing to the Corona Response

April 13th, 2020|

If you are following Pitkin County’s weekly Community Meetings (catch the latest here), you’ve heard Aspen Valley Hospital CEO Dave Ressler talk about “negative pressure rooms.” These are treatment rooms whose ventilation systems, by design, can be tuned to push more air out than in*. This setting prevents air -- [...]

#StuckAtHome? Creative Ideas from Imagine Climate Collaborators

March 20th, 2020|

PC: Image courtesy The Art Base Imagine Climate collaborators bring art and science to life -- even from the couch. Check out what our thoughtful partners are doing to help you keep the fires of creativity burning. And don’t miss your chance for a fresh air fix that could [...]

What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Climate Change

March 20th, 2020|

Just last week, when things seemed funnier, a meme made the rounds: Climate change needs to hire coronavirus’s PR firm.  Certainly, we’ve witnessed what can happen when there is community and political will for rapid change in the face of a public health threat — with scientists calling for [...]

Tales of Water

March 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

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

March 3rd, 2020|

Inner Climate/Outer Climate is a 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, [...]

5 Reasons We Can’t Get Enough of Heat Pumps

February 19th, 2020|

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 [...]

Climate Billboard Project Kickoff Parties

February 11th, 2020|

FEB 25 + 26 // Climate Billboard Project Kickoff Parties art made from carbon emissions CORE and AIR-INK co-present the Climate Billboard Project Kickoff, 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 [...]

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