Photo of cupped hands in a circle each holding soil with new seedlings.

CMC’s Sustainability Studies and Ecosystem Science present

NATIVE KNOWLEDGE FOR THE NEW EARTH

Virtual Conference, Friday, April 19, 2024, 9am-12pm

Keynote Presentation: Native Knowledge for the New Earth

How are leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere creating a shift in consciousness known as the New Earth? Forrest Cuch, a member of the Ute Indian tribe, will talk about how the ancient presence of American Indians informs a vision for the New Earth, including intersections with racism, environmental justice, and climate change.

This is a public event being offered online only.

Forrest Cuch. Photo: Paul Fraughton/The Salt Lake Tribune

Keynote Speaker

About Forrest Cuch

Forrest S. Cuch is a member of the Ute Indian Tribe. He grew up on the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation and was raised in the sacred Ute/Shoshone Sundance religion. He has held positions as education director for the Ute Indian Tribe, planner for the Wampanoag Tribe in Aquinnah, Massachusetts, executive director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, and social studies department head at Wasatch Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He published A History of Utah’s American Indians, and is co-author of A Native Way of Giving. Photo: Paul Fraughton/The Salt Lake Tribune

On-campus Events

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

Sunday, April 28

CMC Breckenridge & Dillon

CMC Summit Earth Day Hike / 11:30am-1:30pm
Meet at CMC Breckenridge Lobby for nearby hike to include swag and snacks.

Sustainability Studies Capstone Student Poster Presentations / 2pm-3pm
CMC Breckenridge Lobby/Auditorium

“A Finer Future Is Possible” with Hunter Lovins / 3pm-8pm
CMC Breckenridge Auditorium

Internationally-known and award-winning practitioner for the environment and a sustainable future, Hunter Lovins will discuss how needed economic reforms can lead us towards a regenerative economy and a circular economy which can enhance, rather than destroy, our threatened life support systems. Sponsored by Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church and Co-Sponsored by CMC Breckenridge, High Country Conservation Center, and Summit Interfaith Council.

Friday, April 19

CMC Steamboat Springs

Graduating Senior Poster Session / 12pm-1pm
CMC Steamboat Albright Auditorium (Academic Building)

Climate Democracy Initiative’s Student Summit / 1pm-3:30pm
CMC Steamboat Albright Auditorium (Academic Building)

Students and educators from across Colorado will convene to learn more about the intersection between climate and democracy. Join us in our work through exciting new opportunities for leadership development. Significant paid opportunities for students and recent grads will be announced and discussed. Guest Speaker:  Namatai Kwekweza, Founder & Director of WELEAD Trust.

Register for the CMC Steamboat Springs Event

Friday, April 19

CMC Leadville

Ecosystem Science & Stewardship Capstone Research Poster Symposium and Community Social / 2pm-4pm
CMC Leadville New Discovery building (first floor)

CMC Leadville Campus and greater Lake County Community and Partners will convene to showcase the original research of Colorado Mountain College's first inaugural class of Ecosystem Science & Stewardship students. Join us for a symposium, social, and celebration of our students’ work!

Friday, April 19

CMC Spring Valley & Glenwood Springs

Earth Day Garden Party & Poster Session / 1 - 3pm
CMC Spring Valley Greenhouse

Celebrate Earth Day and Spring with music, light refreshments, garden tours, and poster presentations from Sustainability capstone students.

Friday, April 19

CMC Vail Valley

Climate Democracy Initiative’s Student Summit & Capstone Student Poster Gallery / 1pm-3:30pm
Room 249

Students and educators from across Colorado will convene to learn more about the intersection between climate and democracy. Join us in our work through exciting new opportunities for leadership development. Significant paid opportunities for students and recent grads will be announced and discussed. Guest Speaker:  Namatai Kwekweza, Founder & Director of WELEAD Trust.

Register for the CMC Vail Valley Event