Renewable Energy

Green Design for Affordable Housing?

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Affordable housing remains a big problem in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kelly Vaughn, marketing director for Rocky Mountain Institute, at the Building for a Sustainable Future Symposium in Carbondale last week about the best kind of housing for the area and if green design can be incorporated at a low cost.


Ed Mazria, world-renowned architect and CEO of the non-profit think tank, Architecture 2030, comes to Carbondale Friday for the Buildings for a Sustainable Future conference, presented by CLEER, CORE, and Garfield Clean Energy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him this week about his work.

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On Tuesday, November 28, Carbondale Trustees signed a contract with Microgrid Energy, subscribing to a solar garden. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

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Congressman Jared Polis, representing Colorado’s Second District, has announced his run for governor. His platform focuses on 100% renewable energy for the state by 2040, universal full-day preschool and kindergarten for ages 3 and older, and encouraging stock option for employees of Colorado companies. Rep. will be competing against former state Senator Mike Johnston, former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy and businessman Noel Ginsburg in the democratic primary.


The KDNK News Team was out riding bikes Monday to prep for tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day. And, cyclists, bus riders, and carpoolers from across the county can track miles and compete for prizes through November during Ride Garfield County's Bike and Bus Challenge. And, yes, there IS an app for that. It’s called Strava. Click here for more information.


Over 150 climate change and sustainable energy experts and artists descend upon Snowmass Village this week for the 14th annual American Renewable Energy  - or ARE Day - Summit. The event runs through Saturday and is packed with speakers plus free events for everyone. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Chip Comins, founder and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, to talk about the event. Click here for a schedule of events, speakers and more.