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Local contractors and architects can learn about affordable green building at an active construction site in Carbondale on Tuesday.

The ACES Urban Farmhouse is an affordable housing project for the organization’s environmental educators.

 

 


"A CEO, a climate scientist and an artist walk into a bar..." This is not the beginning of a joke, but the premise for a panel Tuesday night, called “Future Energy.”

Getting people to grasp the dangers posed by climate change has proved a challenge for scientists. Now, artists are taking a shot at it.  A new exhibit highlights national and local artists whose work aims to show that climate change is an emergency.  “Imagine Climate” is a collaboration between Anderson Ranch Arts Center and local environmental group CORE.

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, or CORE hosts an evening of storytelling Wednesday at Rock Bottom Ranch. "Fire in the Belly: Stories of CHANGE" is centered on moments of personal transition.

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Ed Mazria founded the organization Architecture 2030, with the goal that all new buildings will be carbon-neutral by 2030. Last week, he spoke at a symposium in Carbondale that was hosted by local energy efficiency organizations.

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At the end of this week, local energy groups will name one area high school the winner of the Changemakers Challenge. It’s a social media contest to award environmental engagement, and the kickoff featured its own teenage changemaker.

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The City of Aspen has big aspirations for climate action, and now officials think they have the tools to reach those goals.

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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) awarded more than $700,000 to local energy programs on Wednesday.

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This will be the first full summer that Colorado residents can legally use rain barrels to conserve water. Local organizations are helping people learn how.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 4

May 22, 2017

CORE would like to expand their outreach into even more communities. CORE keeps their eye on a national level, yet focuses on local and state levels to do what they can. CORE started collecting energy wasting "True Confessions" from the public.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 3

May 15, 2017

CORE encourages valley residents to know that they can make their homes or apartments safer and more efficient. CORE emphasizes that it's important for building codes to be responsive to today's needs of reducing green house gas emissions.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 2

May 8, 2017

CORE collaborates with local towns to adopt new building codes and energy efficient programs. Along with the City of Aspen, CORE created a new social movement called "The High-Five". They hope to inspire the community to start saving or to increase the amount of energy they are already saving.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 1

May 1, 2017

CORE was founded in 1994, when the awareness of climate change shed light on how the Roaring Fork Valley's economy is dependent on a good, clean environment. Energy consumption is universal. CORE says that saving energy helps to protect our environment and our economy. 

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees is scheduled to review a draft Climate Action Plan tomorrow night.

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As the weather heats up, local energy organizations and utilities are offering residents opportunities to make their homes more efficient.

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Administrators at Aspen schools recently finished a thorough round of testing, but these tests are not for students. They are designed to see if the district’s buildings are performing as efficiently as they should be, and there is some real work to do to get smarter.

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Corbett and Grace Lunsford have been on the road for six months, without ever leaving their home. Their mobile living space serves as a model for efficient and sustainable buildings. This week, they parked their home in Carbondale to give tours.

  Carbondale voters are considering increasing taxes. One would allow property taxes to go up to help pay for capital costs — like sidewalks and roads. The other would tax electricity and natural gas use. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the energy tax is modeled closely on a similar one in Boulder.

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  Carbondale voters will consider two tax increases this spring. One would be on some utilities, the other would raise property taxes.

Grants help homeowners afford energy efficiency

Jun 18, 2015
Elise Thatcher

  The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, or CORE, has been working with homeowners for years to help bring down energy use. The nonprofit has expanded to specifically help homeowners on a limited budget. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher has this story.

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