The Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit is held on alternating years. The conference was started and held at CU Boulder for about 10 years, and then was hosted by the University of Denver in February 2011.
Future RMSS dates and host institutions have not been set yet. When we hear about future plans, we will post information on our site.
The RMSS is geared to students, faculty, and staff at higher education institutions, as well as business people, non-profit workers, and government employees throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Sessions and keynote speakers will focus on sustainability issues in higher education, making the business case for sustainability, educating on environmental justice issues, moving from talk to action in the area of sustainability on campus, focusing on regional sustainability issues, and much more.
Here is our RMSS flyer from 2011.
Conference Highlight: Tours
During the conference, we offered tours of sustainable features on DU's campus. Campus tours were available at no extra charge; you can sign up for campus tours when you arrive at the conference.
We were also very excited to offer tours of the GrowHaus in north Denver. "The GrowHaus is an indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our goal is to provide healthy, affordable food for the surrounding community and raise awareness about issues of food justice and sustainability." ( http://www.thegrowhaus.com). All spots in he GrowHaus tour filled up quickly!