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Steamboat Campus Library: Sustainability at CMC

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The Library & Sustainability

The Steamboat Campus Library is committed to sustainability and here is what that means to us:

  • Recyling of paper, toner, books, audio and visual media
  • Providing reserve materials
  • Double sided printing as default setting on library public printer
  • Printing in gray scale as default setting on library public printer
  • Reuse of recycled paper for scratch paper
  • Filtered water bottle refill station
  • Use of beetle kill wood to refinish Library front desk
  • Collaboration with student clubs and community events focused on sustainability
  • Hosting of the Tower Garden in collaboration with S4S
  • Collection development in the area of sustainability in close collaboration with faculty and students

Campus-Wide Sustainability

Our campus is committed to sustainability in many ways.  Here are a few of them and the list is growing all the time.

  • Change bulbs to low energy LEDs
  • Smart grounds maintenance
  • Energy Navigator
  • Water bottle refill stations

College Wide Sustainability

CMC has committed to sustainability both verbally and is now working to not just talk the talk, but to walk the walk.  Here are the documents which are guiding our footsteps at this time.

Students & Sustainability

CMC students are the greatest renewable resource we have, and they are passionate and dedicated to sustainability.  Here are some ways to get involved as a student...

CMC Sustainability-Focused Courses

Here is a starting list of courses at CMC that are inherently sustainably oriented (in addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies!). 

Be sure to look for even more courses which have a eco-focus as designated by a green leaf in our printed course schedules!

If you think your class should be listed here, simply let us know!

--As of the 2014/2015 CMC Catalog - in alphabetical order ---

  • Agriculture Courses
    • AGR 122 - Agroecology II
    • AGR 124 - Agroecology III
    • AGR 260 - World Interdependence - Population & Food
    • AGR 266 - Food Politics, Policies & People
    • AGY 240 - Introductory Soil Science

  • Biology Courses
    • BIO 223 - Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Culinary Courses
    • CUA 115 - Introduction to Sustainable Cuisine
    • CUA 264 - Sustainable Foodservice Operations

  • Economics Courses
    • ECO 245 - Issues in Environmental Economics
  • Energy Technology Coursees
    • ENY 101 - Introductino to Energy Technologies
    • ENY 120 - Solar Thermal System Install
    • ENY 121 - Solar Photovoltaic Components
    • ENY 126 - Solar Collectors
    • ENY 127 - Solar PV System Install
    • ENY 130 - Solar Photovoltaics Grid-Tie
    • ENY 223 - Commercial Building Energy Audit
    • ENY 225 - Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems
    • ENY 226 - Solar Panel Installation

  • Environmental Science Courses
    • ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science
    • ENV 102 - Environmental Field Experience

  • Geography Courses
    • GEO 165 - Human Ecology

  • Geology Courses
    • GEY 135 - Environmental Geology

  • History Courses
    • HIS 207 - American Environmental History

  • Humanities Courses
    • HUM 137 - Wilderness & The American Ethic

  • Management Courses
    • MAN 230 - Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility
    • MAN 488 - Business Strategy
    • MAN 490 - Global Business
    • MAN 498 - Leadership & Management for Change

  • Marketing Courses
    • MAR 326 - Contemporary Marketing
    • MAR 446 - Advertising & Promotion Management

  • Natural Resources
    • NRE 211 - Environmental Policies & Economics
    • NRE 212 - Ecosystem Management
    • NRE 214 - Environmental Issues & Ethics
    • NRE 242 - Conservation GIS

  • Outdoor Education, Adventure Guide and Recreation & Outdoor Studies Courses
    • ADG 125 - Leave No Trace Certification Course
    • OUT 156 - Survival Plants in Summer
    • OUT 220 - Trail Design & Construction
    • OUT 295 - Human Dimensions in Outdoor Recreation
    • REC 211 - Outdoor Leadership

  • Philosophy Courses
    • PHI 112 - Ethics
    • PHI 205 - Business Ethics
    • PHI 218 - Environmental Ethics

  • Sociology Courses
    • SOC 207 - Environmental Sociology

  • Sustainability Studies Courses
    • AAA 101 - Sustainability Learning Community/College 101
    • SUS 300 - Foundations of Sustainability
    • SUS 301 - Systems Thinking & Sustainability
    • SUS 310 - Ecology & Sustainability
    • SUS 311 - Integrated Science for Sustainability
    • SUS 320 - Literature for Change:  Shaping Environmental Thought
    • SUS 321 - Leadership, Ethics & Social Responsibility
    • SUS 322 - Foodshed Sustainability
    • SUS 324 - Colorado in Literature
    • SUS 325 - Energy Systems & Sustainability
    • SUS 330 - Sustainable Economics
    • SUS 331 - Cultural & Place-Based Equity
    • SUS 340 - Environmental Chemistry
    • SUS 341 - Sustainable Agriculture
    • SUS 346 - Art & Sustainability
    • SUS 375 - Special Topics in Sustainability
    • SUS 387 - Sustainability Internship
    • SUS 391 - Field Experience in Sustainability
    • SUS 410 - Conservation Biology
    • SUS 416 - Careers & Professional Skills in Sustainability
    • SUS 420 - Writing for Sustainability
    • SUS 421 - Fostering Sustainable Behaviors
    • SUS 430 - Sustainable Business
    • SUS 431 - Social Entrepreneurship
    • SUS 440 - Watershed Science & Land Use Impacts
    • SUS 489 - Sustainability Capstone

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