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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) will host its fifth sustainability conference from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on April 23. Presented by the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies Program, “Envision Sustainability 2021,” will be accessible via Zoom across CMC’s district and beyond.

Colorado photographer, filmmaker and writer Pete McBride, here on assignment at the Grand Canyon, will give the keynote address at CMC’s online “Envision Sustainability 2021” conference on April 23. The event is free and open to the public. Register at

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Pete McBride will provide the keynote address, discussing his perspectives on environmental and social stewardship. McBride grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and has spent two decades traveling to over 75 countries on assignment for National Geographic, Smithsonian and others while advocating for the conservation of water and wild places.

In addition, his book, “The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim” and award-winning photos and films won both the National Outdoor Book Award and the Public Lands Book of the Year in 2019.

The conference will also feature CMC President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, who will discuss the college’s vision for sustainability throughout its mountain communities.

More than 30 graduating sustainability studies students from across the college will give succinct “flash talk” presentations based on one of four major themes: community development, land and river management, social justice and sustainability and climate change adaptation.

The conference is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register, click here.