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Most People Don’t Know Where GHG Emissions Come From, Do You?

July 12th, 2018|

CORE recently unveiled a new engagement station, the Question of the Day. Stop by our table at local events, like the Aspen Saturday Market, to submit your answer. If you’ve seen the CORE table at events lately, you’ve probably been asked the question: “what is the largest [...]

Fitz Cahall: Where Public Lands + Energy Meet

June 16th, 2018|

If Fitz Cahall had a motto, it might be “life as a creative opportunity.” The one-time hyphenated dirtbag (climbing guide-photoshoot manager-journalist) seems to have a knack for seizing the moment. Take, for example, when the print magazines he was writing for were flaming out and the 2008 downturn hit [...]

She’s not just making vodka, she’s distilling change.

June 15th, 2018|

What does it take to build one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries? Ask Carbondale’s Connie Baker. On a whim, the former contractor went to distilling school where she fell in love with making vodka, discovering that, “it can be made from almost anything.” She spent the next [...]

The Most Important Election You’ve Never Heard of

May 14th, 2018|

If you care about clean energy and think utilities are boring, think again. Utilities play a key role in the fight against climate change. As much as 70 percent of Pitkin County’s greenhouse gas emissions are from the energy used in homes and businesses. And at present, 58 percent [...]

Energy Efficiency at Her Fingertips

May 12th, 2018|

Mary Frances Szoradi at home with daughter Amelia: “Our smart thermostats are super convenient. Controlling our thermostat and seeing our energy use right from our phones gives us more time for playing outside with our daughter, even when it snows in May.” Photo credit Michele Cardamone Photography. When [...]

Is Earth Day Still Relevant? More. Than. Ever.

April 17th, 2018|

Everyday is Earth Day: during the 2015 Paddle in Seattle, 300+ “kayaktivists” formed a flotilla of protest in Elliott Bay, raising their paddles and their voices against Arctic drilling. Photo courtesy of Andy Clark. It's hard to remember a time before the EPA and the Clean Air [...]

Saving Snow: Lessons from Local & National Heroes

February 2nd, 2018|

Across the nation, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. Film director Diogo Castro Freire set out on a cross-country adventure to find out what's going on and discovered that ski towns across the nation (including Aspen), who are taking it on the chin, [...]

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