January – April 2014
When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?
As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.
For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:
Get the facts on Amendment 64 from community experts on ski hill policy, renting, student expectations, and how local law enforcement are handling everything in a community discussion hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Healthy Futures Initiative!
Please note: This will be a discussion on Amendment 64 and what that means for our community members.
This will not be a legalization debate
The forum will include:
* Question and Answer Session
* Hand outs of community resources
* Giveaways and Door Prizes
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink
Angela Glover Blackwell, started PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure.
Blackwell is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010), and contributed to Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007) In 2013, Blackwell and PolicyLink collaborated with the Center for American Progress to write and release All In Nation: An America that Works for All. Blackwell earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on numerous boards and has served on The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Wednesday, February 26th
11:30 – 1:00pm
Live webinar available at CMC’s Rifle, Central Services (802 Grand Ave in Glenwood), Edwards and Breckenridge locations! Followed by a community discussion.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 24th
USE this LINK: http://whoozin.com/W64-3YW-XGCR
Or call 970-384-8523 (please let us know which location you will be attending.)
An evening for the public with three leading Alzheimer’s research scientists.
Exciting scientific progress is being made in discovering potential ways to predict, treat, delay and even prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Concurrent with its joint scientific research conferences on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, Silverthorne-based nonprofit Keystone Symposia is hosting a free evening event for the public with three leading Alzheimer’s researchers: Dr. David M. Holtzman from Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Richard Mayeux from Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Dr. John Q. Trojanowski from the University of Pennsylvania. Brief presentations by the panelists will be followed by audience Q&A.
Join us at the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium CMC Breckenridge for an hour long free speaker event discussing how to forecast powder in Summit County. Joel Gratz founder of Opensnow.com will speak about what makes our weather work in Summit County, when to expect good powder days and why weather forecasts around here are so hard to predict.
Join us for an evening with the Summit Choral Society as they present “Arts in the Community”.
Join us with Summit Reads “Getting Green Done” by Auden Schendler and a panel of experts at the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium at CMC Breckenridge.
Colorado Mountain College Conference on Sustainability 2014
This is a CMC internal conference for Sustainability faculty, staff, students and community partners.
The speaker will be Dr. Stephen Mulkey who assumed the post of president at Unity College in Unity, ME, on 1 July 2011. Prior to his appointment to Unity, Dr. Mulkey served as director of the program in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho from 2008 through spring 2011. As director, he led an initiative obtaining National Science Foundation funding for the creation of a new Professional Science Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, which included degree tracks in Sustainability Science and Climate Change. With major funding from NASA, he directed a statewide project focused on climate change education. View Dr. Mulkey speaking at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.