Lara Whitley

The Story Behind the 2021 Imagine Climate Stories

Mar 3, 2021
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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency launched Imagine Climate 2021 this week with the unveiling of portraits on Colorado Mountain College buildings throughout the Valley. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Lara Whitley about the companion storytelling project.

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Express Yourself checks in with Amanda Watkins and Symphony in the Valley about upcoming world premieres. Host Amy Kimberly talks with Lara Whitley of CORE about Imagine Climate 2021. And hear Part One of DJ Mamabird's interview with Denver Drag Queen Mirage.

Faces of Climate Change Grace Lappala Center

Feb 24, 2021
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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency’s (CORE) Stories of Climate Change community mural project is finished in Carbondale, and friendly faces are on the west wall of CMC’s Lappala Center. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh visited the site on Saturday to watch the crew in action.

Bicultural Murals Raise Local Climate Change Awareness

Jan 5, 2021

A new mural project is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Lara Whitley of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency or CORE to get the details. Mural submissions will be accepted beginning at noon January 6. For more information and to submit photo and audio, click here

Lara Whitley is a master scavenger of Aspen's mining-era dumps, finding bits of glass and trash that she incorporates intod sculptures, the most notable of which was an installation in an aspen grove called Ghost Cabin. She is also the Creative Strategy Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficience and the Artist-in-Residence at the Aspen Community School. And, she is the founder and curator of the Imagine: Climate intitative which debuted last year. Her piece in the Flash Card Project is a stylized toilet paper tree called Diminishing Supply.

Kathleen Shannon

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS


The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, in partnership with The City of Aspen, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Writ Large present Fire in the Belly: an evening of storytelling at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm.