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Justice and Nature in Colorado

CMC Sustainability and Ecosystem Science Conference 2023

CMC’s sustainability studies program welcomes the community to learn about sustainability in western Colorado and beyond at our annual virtual conference. This conference aims to provide information and inspiration for improving our world through education.

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  • 9-9:25am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks - CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser

  • 9:30-10:55am

    Sustainability Capstone-Student Research Presentations – Choose Your Own Thematic Breakout Room

  • 11:00am-12pm

    Keynote Address by Beatriz Soto, director of Protégete at Conservation Colorado.

    Climate Justice and Nature in Colorado 
    Latinx centered research on the intersection of race, economic class, and environmental harms and benefits in our state. Where should we put our resources to advance climate justice for a resilient Colorado?
Beatriz Soto

Keynote Address

Climate Justice and Nature in Colorado: Latinx centered research on the intersection of race, economic class, and environmental harms and benefits in our state. Where should we put our resources to advance climate justice for a resilient Colorado?

Beatriz Soto has been at the intersection of community building, social justice and working towards a stable climate for the past two decades. She is an award winning architect with a LEED certification, who has worked on a variety of energy related - high performance projects; has also led and created professional and workforce development workshops in the U.S. and Mexico.

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