Photo - CMC student explains her poster board at the 2014 Sustainability Conference.

The 2016 Sustainability Conference

CMC in Steamboat Springs, April 21-22, 2016

Plans are being developed for the CMC’s 2016 Sustainability Conference, including:

  • Concurrent presentations by faculty, staff, administrators, and students
  • Poster presentations by Sustainability Capstone students and other students highlighting their sustainability-related research and project work
  • Presentations and breakout discussions about CMC’s new Sustainability Plan
  • A Creative Expressions of Sustainability award process with winners highlighted at the conference
  • Excellent meals that feature local and sustainable ingredients
  • Opportunities to network with your colleagues and students interested in sustainability education, sustainable college operations, and sustainability more generally.

Call for Submissions: Creative Expressions of Sustainability Award

CMC is pleased to announce an all-media call to visual artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers for the first Creative Expressions of Sustainability Award. Works selected will be displayed at the Sustainability Conference- April 21st and 22nd, 2016 on the CMC Steamboat Springs campus.

Juried by a panel of faculty, students, and staff, the Creative Expressions of Sustainability Award seeks to showcase creative, dynamic, and innovative student work that seeks to bring awareness, solve problems, and create dialogue concerning issues of sustainability including ecology, social justice, human rights, compassion, economics, agriculture, the environment, and more.

Eligibility: All current CMC students are eligible to apply. Faculty and staff may submit for presentation, but are not eligible for prizes.

The following media are welcome: written works, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, photography, video, audio, mixed media, installation, music, and performance art. Series and multi-thematic works are also encouraged.

Artists may submit up to three works of art for consideration. Please consult with the conference committee for large format works.

Deadline for submissions is March 7th at 5:00 PM.

The submission form must be completed, and the artwork must be submitted to Kevin Williams (, Library Director, or Tracey Urbick (, Librarian, via e-mail (use subject line: creative expressions award) or mail. Items may also be dropped off in person at the Library at the CMC Steamboat Springs campus.

Download the Submission Form/Creative Expressions of Sustainability Award (Word Doc)

Address mailed items to:

Creative Expressions of Sustainability Award
c/o Kevin Williams, Library Director
CMC in Steamboat Springs
1275 Crawford Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Visual Art, music/audio, writing, and video submissions may be in actual or digital format for the jury process. For installation/performance, submit a summary of the proposed work in the form below.

Artists will be notified Friday, April 8th whether or not they have received an award.

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be given (1st place, $300.00; the 1st place recipient’s work will be on display for one year at a CMC location; 2nd place, $200.00; 3rd place, $100.00).

We hope you consider submitting your work!