CMC’s ‘Envision Sustainability 2021’ online conference set for April 23

Colorado photographer, filmmaker and writer Pete McBride, here on assignment at the Grand Canyon, will give the keynote address at CMC’s online “Envision Sustainability 2021” conference on April 23. The event is free and open to the public. Register at

Renowned photographer, filmmaker and writer Pete McBride to give keynote address

Population, environment expert to speak at CMC Breckenridge

Hannah Evans of Washington D.C.’s Population Connection will present "Population Dynamics and Human Rights" at Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long, with about a half hour for questions and discussion. CMC sustainability students will present their capstone projects starting at 4:30 p.m., prior to the lecture.

“Population Dynamics and Human Rights” presented Nov. 14 as part of Fall Sustainability Gathering

CMC earns honorable mention in national climate leadership awards

Adrian Fielder, assistant dean of instruction at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, fuels up at the college’s electric vehicle charging station at CMC Carbondale. The college has 10 charging stations paid for through a grant from the Colorado Energy Office. This collaboration was among those that recently earned the college an honorable mention in the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Awards. Photo Julie Albrecht

College recognized for variety of sustainability efforts

Reflections on Bhutan at CMC Vail Valley

Colorado Mountain College students spent three weeks in Bhutan learning about its culture, environmental conservation efforts and emphasis on happiness rather than profit. Here they take part in a welcome tea at Tango Monastery near Thimpu. Photo XXXXXXX

Feb. 19, CMC students share firsthand accounts of visiting tiny country

Community discussion June 6 to focus on Yampa Basin’s water future

The Yampa River is the focus of The Yampa Basin: Snow, Weather, Water and Our Future, a community discussion 5:30-7:30 p.m., June 6 at the Allbright Auditorium, CMC Steamboat Springs. The event is free and open to the public and will address how water will affect the future of the Yampa Basin.

Free public forum at CMC culminates two-day workshop

CMC Vail Valley hosts college’s third sustainability conference

A panel of environmental and cultural experts from Bhutan and the United States recently discussed Bhutan's economic and preservation efforts during the 2018 CMC Sustainability Conference at the Vail Valley campus. From left, Julie Claussen, research biologist, Fisheries Conservation Foundation; Dowa Sherpa, director of programs and operations, Bhutan Foundation; Indra Prasad Acharja, wildlife biologist, Royal Society for the Protection of Nature; Younten Phuntsho, senior forestry officer, Royal Government of Bhutan; Michael Philipp, board member, World Wildlife Fund and Bhutan Foundation, and lead, Bhutan for Life; Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, professor, sustainability studies, CMC Vail Valley; and Dr. Kathryn Regjo, campus dean and vice president, CMC Vail Valley. Hundreds of CMC students, faculty and staff gathered in Edwards for two days of intense breakout sessions, discussions and activities. Photo Carrie Click

Over 300 students, faculty, staff discuss resilience, change

CMC and the Real Food Challenge

(This column by Patrick Staib was published in the November 6, 2017 issue of the Steamboat Today.) In April 2014, Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs students and administration signed a commitment to transition our dining services to 20 percent Real Food by the year 2020, making CMC students and Sodexo, our food service provider, part… Continue reading CMC and the Real Food Challenge