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The Mission Zero Fund at CU Boulder is supporting students and faculty working on climate related issues.  Here are some of the programs that the Mission Zero Fund is supporting.

Climate Project SEED Funding

One of Mission Zero’s priorities is to facilitate students of all disciplines engaging in climate-related projects. Successful student applicants will receive funding, as well as have the opportunity to show off their projects at the CU Solutions Showcase on April 21, 2022.  Students may receive up to $500 per individual, or up to $2000 per team. 

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Climate Change Hackathon

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The Mission Zero Fund is sponsoring a Climate Change Student Hackathon in partnership with T9Hacks on February 18-19, 2022.   

With a rapidly changing global climate, sustainability and environmental concern is at an all time high. What are some ideas for projects and campaigns you can come up with that will convey the science, build understanding, and propose solutions to the growing issues surrounding Climate Change to your student peers and community members?

No prepared project needed to signup, just register and we'll see you Feb 18th to start the competition!

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Sustainable Solutions Showcase

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Mission Zero is excited to Partner with the CU Environmental Center for the Sustainable Solutions Showcase on April 21, 2022. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their climate projects (see Climate Project Funding), promote their work, network, and win prizes and awards.

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NVC Climate Change Track

CU Boulder has cultivated a unique environment where innovation thrives.  Mission Zero is excited to partner with CU’s New Venture Challenge Program for assisting students in bringing their ideas to market. There will be $20,000 available for top teams with ventures focused on sustainability.

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CU Hindsight Magazine

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Hindsight, formerly Journal 2020, is a student-run creative nonfiction journal at CU Boulder, publishing undergraduate personal essays, news journalism, memoirs, portraits, artwork and more. The Mission Zero Fund is excited to partner with Hindsight Magazine for a climate-specific Issue to be published in 2022. 

Student Contest Link: Hindsight Journal Climate Contest

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Undergraduate Research on Climate Change

CU has been leading the effort in climate change research for decades. Through partnership with Mission Zero, CU Boulder benefits by receiving funding resources to further their ongoing student/faculty research efforts into all aspects of climate change.

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Capstone Class Sponsorship

Looking to really make an impact with your donation?  Have a specific Climate related problem you are looking to solve? By sponsoring an Engineering Capstone Class, you will provide the next generation of climate leaders with the opportunity to work on a specific challenge identified by a sponsor, as well as mentorship opportunities.

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For Faculty

“Confronting Environmental Racism” Course


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The Environmental Studies Program of CU Boulder is a community of scholars conducting research, teaching and service focused on the multiple dimensions of environmental change through integrating scientific understanding of human-environment interactions, practical responses to environmental problems, and the values that shape our decisions and behavior. Based on Mission Zero’s commitments to the courses ‘Developing Community Resilience to Climate Change’ and ‘Creating Climate Activists’ through compelling stories that catalyze engagement, we are excited to sponsor a new course to pilot in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 called  ‘Confronting Environmental Racism’.

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PWR Faculty Training on Climate Storytelling

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Mission Zero understands a key to creating a global movement on Climate Change is highlighting and promoting powerful stories which connect with people on a new level. Teaming with the PWR (Program for Writing & Rhetoric) Leaders, the Mission Zero Fund is supporting the training of faculty members on strategies and techniques for conveying powerful messages about climate change. 

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Climate Justice Action Plan


Climate change is much more than just environmental and physical impacts. Mission Zero and CU Boulder are committed to examining and addressing the auxiliary impacts climate change has on equality and human rights.  The Mission Zero Fund is excited to support the development of a Climate Justice Action Plan for the CU Boulder.

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Faculty Workshops on Climate Change

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Photo Credit: The University of Colorado

CU Boulder is a leading climate-focused university.  Mission Zero  is proud to partner with the decades of climate experts at CU Boulder, and the Mission Zero Fund is supporting the development of the most cutting-edge Climate Curriculums in the U.S.

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Faculty Training and Engagement Programs

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Mission Zero is partnered with CU Boulder in developing programs that engage the CU faculty in climate change and ways faculty can incorporate climate solutions into their existing courses.

CU Faculty Leads:

  • Boulder Faculty Assembly, Climate Science and Education Committee

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