Sustainability Council

By integrating collaborative outreach projects with adaptive initiatives, the student-run CMU Sustainability Council creates lasting and positive change within local and global communities through the synergy of economic, environmental, and social realms.
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Implemented Initiatives 

The Sustainability Council manages a student-run University Garden and Composting Facility.

The University Garden is a student-run garden on the Western Colorado Community College campus. It is open to everyone and is a place for people to come together to share interests, a classroom, and a productive garden that feeds members of our campus community. The garden includes 800 square feet of grow space to generate fresh produce to members of the garden as well as to sell to the student and faculty body.

The Compost Facility is a student driven initiative that converts university generated food waste into a nutrient rich soil additive.

Sustainability Council works to educate and provide resources on recycling to the campus community. Sustainability Council manages recycling at campus events. 

Aspiring Initiatives

Sustainability Council is focusing on a Move-Out Program that helps CMU students that live on-campus dispose of dorm room furniture and materials sustainably at the end of the Spring semester. Then repurposing the materials to students at the beginning of the Fall semester. This program enables students to receive dorm room supplies in a more sustainable, affordable way.

Education about composting. The Compost Facility at the WCCC campus not only provides student jobs, but also diverts food waste from the landfill. Sustainability Council will be hosting a once-a-week compost pickup in the University Center starting the Spring 2018 semester.

Seminar series. Sustainability Council is working on creating a "seminar series" that covers topics such as consumerism, conservation, food & agriculture, etc. to provide students with information and resources in a captivating way. 

Want to get involved?

The Sustainability Council meets every Wednesday at 6pm in Escalante Hall, room 101
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President: Isabella Vaz

Vice President: Meghan Cline

Marketing Coordinator: Erin Case 

Compost Manager: Bonnie Wilhelm 


Earth Week 

Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day River Float & Trail Clean Up 9am-3pm @ Meet at OP

Monday, April 23 - Recycle Audit 11am-2pm @ the UC

Monday, April 23 - Pop-Up Thrift Shop 2pm-7pm @ The Plaza

Tuesday, April 24 - Tree Planting 10am-11am @ TBD

Tuesday, April 24 - Guest Speaker (TBD) 6pm-8pm @ Houston Hall

Wednesday, April 25 - Environmental Topics - Debate & Panel 6pm-9pm @ UC Ballroom

Thursday, April 26 - Pop-Up Bike Shop 9am-4pm @ The Plaza

Thursday, April 26 - Environmental Topics - Documentary 6pm-9pm @ UC 213

Friday, April 27 - Earth Festival 4pm-9pm @ The Plaza