A Natural History of the Desert

Floatin’ the River with CMC CMC Steamboat student Ben Saheb shares thoughts from a class trip down the Colorado. Read more of his insightful words at http://cmcben.wordpress.com/. With 28% of the earth covered in an environment that experiences chronic aridity, it is evident that desert climates are amongst us. Because desert climates are abundant on… Continue reading A Natural History of the Desert

Fresh, Organic Basil at 10,000 Feet?

Colorado Mountain College’s Leadership class digging for options This entry first appeared in Westword magazine’s “Cafe Society” blog, by Kyle Garratt: http://colomtn.me/CMCWestword When Amber Brummer was last in California, where she grew up, she bought a bunch of basil for 25 cents. That same amount would cost her about five dollars in Summit County, where… Continue reading Fresh, Organic Basil at 10,000 Feet?


CMC Rifle and Steamboat Pilot Waste Minimization The Rifle and Steamboat Springs campuses have volunteered this winter to pilot a waste minimization program called RecycleMania. Don’t be fooled by the title. RecycleMania is a friendly benchmarking competition that promotes solid waste reduction and emphasizes the reduction of resource consumption on campus. Rewards are given to… Continue reading Recyclemania!

CCHE Gives Preliminary Authorization for Bachelor’s Degrees

Four Year Degrees Pending Accreditation From HLC On Friday, March 4, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education gave preliminary authorization to Colorado Mountain College to offer two bachelor’s degrees:  a bachelor of science in business administration and a bachelor of arts in sustainability studies.  The CCHE’s authorization is pending the college receiving official approval for… Continue reading CCHE Gives Preliminary Authorization for Bachelor’s Degrees

CMC Carbondale offers new LEED course

Taught by nationally-recognized green building expert Colorado Mountain College now offers a 10-week “Green Building Through the LEED Rating System” course. The course gives a broad and technical foundation in green building through the lens of the LEED for New Construction Rating System and is a great first step in pursuing or updating LEED professional… Continue reading CMC Carbondale offers new LEED course

CRIBS video gives inside look @ Steamboat residence hall

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnojyK0a-PQ&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] Ever wonder what it’s like inside the residence hall at Colorado Mountain College? Ben Saheb, one of CMC’s student bloggers out of Steamboat Springs, took his fans on a virtual tour of some of his fellow classmate’s rooms. Adapting the idea from a show on MTV called CRIBS, Ben filmed as

10.10.10 = Sustainability @ Steamboat

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rdi8bEUz6M&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] CMC Blogger Ben Saheb took his video camera along to follow the events of October 10 to promote sustainability at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat. He even recorded an original soundtrack. Watch and learn! (Ben has been turning out some great stories and videos about college life in Steamboat. Check them out on his… Continue reading 10.10.10 = Sustainability @ Steamboat