Habitat for Humanity used this grant for beneficial electrification measures like installing heat pumps and rooftop solar that helped the project reach its net zero status while providing affordable, sustainable affordable housing for teachers and local workers.
Catherine Lutz is a freelance writer based in Aspen. As a former newspaper reporter who has written about everything from entertainment to skiing to climate change for a wide variety of publications, nonprofits, and businesses, she understands the power of words to help connect us more closely with an idea, issue, or other people. An avid skier and biker raising two children to appreciate how lucky they are to grow up in the Roaring Fork Valley, she also hopes she and her family can make a positive impact on the community and the environment that sustains us.
The CORE Grant is our largest and most competitive grant program. This grant was inspired by and created in honor of Randy Udall, CORE’s first Executive Director, who was one of the nation’s leading activists in promoting energy sustainability. Keeping with Randy’s legacy we look for projects that are innovative, impactful and can be held up as examples to the community.