Climate Across the Curriculum

Climate Across the Curriculum (CAC) is a two-day workshop to learn, brainstorm, and practice in a cross-disciplinary context about major climate change topics. During the workshop participants share ideas and opportunities to integrate climate research into the university’s diverse curriculum, from qualitative to quantitative methods, from short in-class exercises to semester-long projects, including peer experts from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences representing Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Environmental Design, and CMCI.

The 2022 summer workshop was sponsored by: CU Environmental Center, C3BC, and Mission Zero.


The workshop includes:


Learning/refreshing our understanding of sustainability’s key core concepts (environment, equity, & economics) as foundational to climate education.


Hearing inspiration from and networking with CU Boulder faculty who have successfully integrated climate research into their classroom exercises, lesson plans, and assignments.


Workshopping your ideas on integrating the climate crisis and/or solutions into your teaching.

Faculty Rights

Discussing faculty rights and how to navigate difficult climate-related conversations in the classroom.


Touring campus to deepen your understanding of the place where we work, including reflecting on the sustainability of operations on campus, the species with whom we live every day, and the ways we can reimagine our campus as a living and learning lab.


Learning about various opportunities for faculty to apply for training grants.

CAC Toolkit

Gain access to a digital toolbox of climate-related lesson plans and additional teaching resources:

How to get involved


Corporate sponsorships offer exposure on campus


Donate to support climate action

Faculty Leaders

Become a Mission Zero faculty leader

Interested in learning more about this workshop?

We plan for this workshop to be held annually. Sign up to get notified about the next session.