photo collage for the 2022 CMC Sustainability Conference

2022 CMC Sustainability Conference: Be the Change

Do you care about sustainability in western Colorado and beyond? Are you curious about CMC’s contribution to regional sustainability? The annual conference of the sustainability studies program at CMC is open to the whole community, and provides information and inspiration for improving our world.

Join the Zoom Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Morning on Zoom
    • 9-9:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks from CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser
    • 9:35-11:00am: Sustainability Capstone-Student Research Presentations – Choose Your Own Thematic Breakout Room
    • 11:05-Noon: Keynote Address from Matt Hamilton, Director of Corporate Sustainability, VF Corporation
Matt Hamilton

Keynote Address

Matt Hamilton will discuss his perspectives on leading sustainability efforts within the business sector. Hamilton spent nearly 14 years with the Aspen Skiing Company first as sustainability coordinator and later as director of sustainability.

Hamilton is now the director of corporate sustainability at VF Corporation, one of the largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies in the world.

On-campus Events following the morning Zoom meeting

All live campus events are free and open to the public.

Friday, April 22

CMC Spring Valley

2 - 4pm / Earth Day Celebration

Where: Calaway Academic Building

What: A celebration including physical poster presentations, coffee and snacks, and live music from Carbondale musician Olivia Pevec

Friday, April 22

CMC Steamboat Springs

12:30 - 3pm / Live Celebration

Live event at CMC Steamboat’s Bear Park (outdoors, at the growing dome). Celebration with live music, free food, speakers, and hands-on fun!
Bring your own water.

Friday, April 22

CMC Vail Valley

2pm - 3pm / “Food for Thought”

• Panel Discussion Moderated by Kim Langmaid

3pm - 4pm / Sustainable Food, Land, Climate Fair

• Student Capstone Research Posters
• Induction Cooktop Cooking Demo
• Sustainable Snacks