CMC recently held sustainability days at four campus locations and at its central administration offices. Events featured speakers, sustainability studies students’ capstone presentations, locally-sourced food, and even, at one event, a chicken named Speckles. Two events also featured a Sustainability Pledge Photo...

This article was published in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Randy Essex. In at least one way, Honolulu’s got nothing on Rifle. Honolulu, coping with Hawaii’s high costs to import petroleum products, leads major American cities in solar power generated per person, at 265 watts. It’s far ahead of No. 2 San...

Last year, CMC held an awesome college-wide sustainability conference in Steamboat. This year, each campus will hold their own mini-conferences to celebrate their successes and raise awareness about the green sustainability efforts CMC is engaged in college wide. Below is a schedule and brief sum-up of various campus...

International best-selling author Maude Barlow will speak about the global water crisis at a free event at CMC in Edwards on March 11. The event is part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series. Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt. As part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series, international...

This Aspen Times feature on the good work of CMC sustainability studies student Merrill Johnson, who is reducing waste, upcycling, and creating locally-sourced and sold food on her family’s farm, was published last summer. We’re reprinting it belatedly in Enews as it escaped our media monitor. Enjoy the read! Merrill...

CMC, Valley Settlement Project, area elementary schools work together to present nutrition workshops Jody Powell, a Carbondale-based naturopathic doctor, led a series of three workshops earlier in December, teaching low-income women how to both eat healthier foods and to stay within a budget. Here, Powell leads a...

CMC sustainability studies student & semi-pro snowboarder Jake Black shares his thoughts on greening up the planet, taking a stand, and the need for positive, creative thinking. First printed in Snowboard magazine. Black is also a talented photographer who shoots conceptual black & white images with a 4×5 Toyo field...

New sustainable venture partners with CMC and Garfield County’s Garco Sewing Works to bring new apparel business to Rifle. This article was printed in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Bob Ward. The founders of The Whole Works aim to bring apparel manufacturing to the Western Slope. They are, from left, Julia Marshall,...

The Whole Works, a project partnering with GarCo Sewing Works sponsored in part by CMC is a Rifle-based sewing manufacturing facility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1990 and 2011 the U.S. lost 750,000 apparel manufacturing jobs. A new company based in Rifle is attempting to get some of those...

The Colorado Climate Summit moves past the conversation about climate change and toward solving the problem The following article on the Colorado Climate Summit was published in the Boulder Weekly. CMC Rifle instructor Chris Ellis, who teaches in the college’s solar energy program, is featured at the end of the...