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State of the Rockies 

The State of the Rockies project is now in its 11th year at Colorado College. The project provides a valuable opportunity for students to work with faculty and staff to conduct state-of-the-art research in CC’s backyard. Each summer, the project hires a group of CC students to gather data for, compose, and publish the project’s annual report, which aims to encourage dialogue and collaborative action, inform stakeholders about regional issues, connect peer communities by sharing best practices, and stimulate CC student contributions and outreach in the Rockies. 

The 2014 State of Sustainability Report indicates that as of the 2013-2014 academic year, the information from faculty scholarship profiles provided by the Dean’s Office indicates that 21 of 155 full-time faculty in 14 of 34 academic departments are engaged in sustainability research. 

The Office of Sustainability is in the process of creating a Sustainability designation, which would show sustainability-related courses on a student's transcript. Eventually, the Office is also hoping to create a Sustainability minor or certificate that would allow students to combine coursework and extracurricular activities related to sustainability.