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25 Reasons You Should Get a Home Energy Assessment

By |2019-03-11T12:54:48-06:00March 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

In celebration of 25 years of innovation, we present 25 reasons you should sign up for a home energy assessment. As an added bonus, for the month of March, Roaring Fork Valley residents can get the assessment for free.  Claim your free assessment. 1. It’s the biggest bang for your buck! The assessment is valued at over $600 and for the month of March, you can sign-up for FREE. 2. Caring about climate change means [...]

Use Cold Air to Heat Your Home? You Bet.

By |2019-04-04T10:01:10-06:00February 8th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Can you use cold air to heat your home? You bet. Just ask a Swede. In Sweden, a legit cold climate, they're staying toasty with heat pumps. Unlike other heating systems, heat pumps don’t generate heat to keep your home cozy and warm — they take heat from the air. Recent advances mean this technology is now burning a hot path into cold-climate homes in the US. Heat pumps warm a home by transferring heat from [...]

Imagine Climate: CORE’s 25th Anniversary in Bright (LED) Lights

By |2019-02-12T16:11:39-06:00February 8th, 2019|Blog Feed|

We Are the Asteroid II, a public art installation by Justin Brice Guariglia that will be exhibited at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a centerpiece of CORE’s 25th anniversary, Imagine Climate: a celebration of climate art + technology. “The ecological crisis we face today is the moral imperative of our time. At this critical juncture, art must be used as a positive force for social and political change, and to help open our minds to new possibilities.”  — [...]

Proving Net Zero Is Possible: On a Budget + a Challenging Slope

By |2019-02-11T09:42:52-06:00January 31st, 2019|Blog Feed|

Ben Koons working on his net zero home’s heat recovery ventilator (HRV), a key component in addressing air quality in a tight home. PC: Daniel Bayer No one would say Ben Koons gives up easily. Not only did he achieve his goal of being an Olympic skier – but despite the odds – his dream sustainable home is now under construction. Born and raised on the South Island of New Zealand, he made his trek to the US [...]

Why Waste Something?

By |2019-01-10T11:39:31-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Sally Cole in her carbon-neutral art studio. PC: Michele Cardamone  A pioneering approach that protects habitat So many animals flow through Sally Cole’s mid-valley property on the Roaring Fork River that her friends nicknamed her place “Sally’s Wild Kingdom.” (Or when they want to give their gregarious friend a ribbing: “Wild Sally’s Kingdom.”) The herons, deer, bear, elk, coyotes, owls and ermine don’t quibble the point; to them it’s just home. A [...]

Let’s Start A Climate Resolution

By |2019-01-10T11:43:23-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

The month of January often marks a clean slate. It’s a fresh calendar to start with and a commitment for many, to making positive change. That could mean resolutions to sign up for a gym membership, start the keto diet or spend less money. But what if your resolution could make a larger impact? What if it could do more to tip the scale? Here at CORE, in our professional and personal lives, we act on climate. We know [...]

The Home of the Future is Electric

By |2019-01-16T12:07:00-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

We know that our fossil fuel addiction is destabilizing the climate. And yet, in much of our daily lives—from showering to sautéing—it’s been difficult to find a viable alternative, so we continue to emit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s all changing: electricity is getting cleaner, creating a clear path to a fossil-free future. What if everything ran on gasoline? This Nissan Leaf commercial has electricity looking better and better. [...]

You Are Powerful 2018

By |2018-12-13T14:55:50-06:00December 13th, 2018|Blog Feed|

Join us in celebrating locals like you — and our work together — that made our year. Thanks for helping us complete 803 energy improvement projects and save 3,386 metric tons of carbon (the equivalent of taking 700 cars off the road!). We're at the ready to help you save energy 365 days a year and we look forward to more carbon-busting work in 2019.

A Brewing Peace of Mind

By |2018-11-12T09:04:19-06:00November 6th, 2018|Blog Feed|

Lance Norton serving up happiness at Cilundu Coffee in Carbondale. Photo Credit: Eyedrop Design When you first walk into Carbondale’s Third Street Center, do me a favor, and take a right into Cilundu Coffee. There you’ll find a friendly barista interested in how the weekend went or your feedback on the week’s featured espresso blend. That barista is Lance Norton. Norton has a passion for his community and for coffee. During the week, he can be found [...]

Don’t be a Turkey: How to Talk Climate This Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-09T10:53:24-06:00November 1st, 2018|Blog Feed, Uncategorized|

Over 27 million Americans (65% of the population) rarely -- if ever -- talk about climate change.*  This jaw-dropping number of people choose not to mention climate, when it is impossible for me not to talk about it. I talk about it over margs with friends and over cake at my cousin’s wedding; I also let my senators know what I think they should do about it. via GIPHY But I get it. [...]