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A Family Runs Through It

By |2020-07-01T15:22:59-06:00June 30th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Nathan Garfield and family at their Brush Creek home. PC: Michele Cardamone

Nathan Garfield is a family man; anyone who meets him will recognize a proud husband and father (to Christy and Clementine, respectively). Scratch the surface of this contractor’s home-building project and it’s easy to see that family — three generations of it — runs through the entire job site.

The lineage started when Nathan was a child. Born in Maine and […]

#YouArePowerful DIY Series – Lighting

By |2020-07-01T11:45:04-06:00June 12th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Mac’s back at it again with Episode 2 of our new DIY video series to get you started down the Path to Zero. This two-minute lowdown covers LEDs, which produce better lighting using 75% less energy and lasting 25 times longer than old-school incandescent bulbs. Tune in for pro tips on brightness, color, rebates and more!

Energy Savings: Game, Set, Match

By |2020-05-20T09:21:49-06:00May 18th, 2020|Blog Feed|

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 his maintenance team. “It could take them 20 minutes to cross the campus in a golf cart to find the right light bulb. With the durability of LED […]

COVID Lockdown or Climate-Action Smackdown?

By |2020-05-20T11:25:36-06:00May 15th, 2020|Blog Feed|

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was only coming around once a lifetime. So when our partners at 5Point Adventure Film threw down a challenge — create a mini-video of the Imagine Climate Billboard Project, from the living rooms of its artist-inventors, in a week — there was only one answer. Yikes! Then Yes. Here’s the CORE and 5Point collaboration.

Produced by Regna Jones, Mac Scott and Lara Whitley

Edited by Michael Stevens
Still photography by Stonehouse Pictures

Special […]

The Power Is in Your Mailbox

By |2020-05-20T09:29:46-06:00May 13th, 2020|Blog Feed|

As COVID has laid bare, our health entirely depends on the climate and the other organisms we share the planet with. That’s why one event that otherwise might slip under the radar — the annual board of directors election for a utility — is so important. And not just any utility: Holy Cross Energy, the rural electric cooperative that provides electricity to the majority of the Roaring Fork Valley. Their seven board members, two of whose seats are up […]

COVID-19 Energy Checklists

By |2020-06-30T09:33:48-06:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog Feed|



If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to go with the flow. For many of us, there has been less driving, less working in person (or, sadly, less working at all), more time at home, and more businesses that are under-occupied. As we shift, so does our energy usage. 

This brave new world […]

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

By |2020-04-29T16:50:23-06:00April 13th, 2020|Blog Feed|

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 — and, notably, airborne corona virus droplets — from escaping the negative pressure rooms, meaning infection can’t spread to other parts of the hospital.


#StuckAtHome Video Series – Plug Load

By |2020-05-15T12:09:18-06:00April 13th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Introducing the #StuckAtHome video series! We’ll be sharing videos of easy things you can do to save energy from home.

We are kicking off with advanced power strips (APS), AKA smart strips. Most home electronics draw standby power even when not in use. Check out the video to see how a smart strip will help you automatically cut standby power so you can do your part for […]

#StuckAtHome? Creative Ideas from Imagine Climate Collaborators

By |2020-04-29T17:31:23-06:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

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 win you a portable solar party kit from CORE.  

  • The Art Base has free Art Kits To-Go on their back porch (featured in the image above).
  • Aspen Words[…]

What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Climate Change

By |2020-04-29T17:49:56-06:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

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 urgency — that puts human lives, food supplies, and mental health at stake. “Sound familiar?” asks Fast Company

Could there […]