Climate Curriculum Development

Climate Across the Curriculum

Green Suits Class, Beth Osnes C3BC Faculty

Project Overview:

Mission Zero is proud to partner with the decades of climate experts at CU Boulder’s Environmental Center and the C3BC faculty to support the faculty training & development of the most cutting-edge climate curricula in the US. Climate Across the Curriculum is a summer faculty training opportunity for CU faculty to broaden their knowledge of climate and plan to implement new climate action subjects into their course work. The development will focus on:

  •  Improving climate and sustainability competency
  •  Networking with and learning from peer educators
  •  Workshopping lesson plans in a supportive space        
  •  Reflecting on how to navigate difficult conversations
  •  Touring campus as a Living Learning Lab
  •  Gaining climate pedagogy resources

Impact: There are 50 faculty confirmed to attend this workshop from a variety of colleges, plus a growing waitlist. The impact will be at least 50 courses incorporating climate change into their curriculum in new ways for every subject, from nutrition to engineering to literature to computer science!


Action Needed: We would like to make this event an annual workshop and increase the number of faculty in attendance, which will require a minimum of $100,000 annually to continue at the current level, or additional funding to expand the participation. We also would like to develop a digital toolbox with primary climate resources for teachers to use, as well as cutting-edge climate resources and climate lesson plan ideas.