2024 KCP Application
Colorado Mountain College
Customers & Partnerships
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The Applied Learning Lab for Sustainability (ALL4SUS) was established to showcase the possibilities of permaculture four students and local residents. Permaculture rests upon the principle that agricultural ecosystems need to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Colorado Mountain College (CMC) began offering baccalaureate degrees in sustainability studies and a space was needed to allow our students to implement the theory they were learning. That combined with an understanding that local lprivate food production, was growing in popularity in the area but the methods being used were high-demand in water and had negative impacts upon our local community.
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Colorado Mountain College is dedicated to supporting first-generation and low-income students in all of its academic fields. Additionally Colorado Mountain College is strongly dedicated to encouraging individuals from all gender identities to pursue educational degrees at our institution. Our Sustainability Studies program, of which the Applied Learning Lab for Sustainability (ALL4SUS) is a key component, actively recruits traditionally under-represented students into it as a field of study. This includes recruiting ethnic minorities, women, and other under-represented student groups to pursue careers in the Sustainability field.
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The Applied Learning Lab for Sustainability (ALL4SUS) is a permaculture living laboratory/community outreach center operated by Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. It's mission is to provide a space for local rural community members to discover how permaculture works and how permaculture can be utilized in their own landscaping and domestic agricultural activities. It is also a living laboratory for reclaiming areas of soil damaged in construction, as it is based on land formally used as a staging area for heavy construction equipment and rendered extremely difficult to utilize for natural growth.
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