For CU Boulder Students

Mission Zero empowers students at CU Boulder to work on climate change solutions and action.


Every student should have the opportunity to work on climate solutions. During the first months of the semester, students may submit an application for project funding through the Mission Zero website.

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Climate Action

This school year the Climate Action Expo will be hosted by Mission Zero in partnership with the CU Environmental Center's Sustainable Solutions Summit in April 2023.

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New Venture Challange: Climate

NVC connects students the Boulder community to develop and fund innovative ideas. The climate track has $10k in prizes.

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Let's work together as students to get CU to invest sustainably and protect our future NOW! Sign our petition here -

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All seniors in the College of Engineering and Applied Science participate in a year-long senior capstone project that gives them a chance to put their skills into practice on real-world projects.

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One of the best ways to reach and engage students with climate action at any university is through cooperation with student-athletes who are also passionate about climate.

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Apply for funding to support your club, sorority, or fraternity's climate action & human rights initiatives. Ideas include: speaker events, commercial for the UN Climate Summit, podcast, tailgating events, etc.

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Formula CU

Formula CU is Mission Zero's call to get students engaged in fighting climate change. It is based off the Formula E races that are an electric net zero offshoot of Formula One.

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The goal is to build a model single-family house that can be replicated in affordable housing markets. Further, they aim to prove the feasibility of the hydrogen economy as an alternative clean energy solution.

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These interns gain valuable experience in leadership and implementation, in addition to the opportunity to add a meaningful project to their resume. Interns run a climate project that they are passionate about.

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The all-student staff from the CU Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Hindsight Journal are launching an entirely new journal, Changing Skies, comprised of student writing on climate change.

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Have Ideas? Share!

Have a idea for a climate action or climate justice program at CU? Shoot us an email or stop by our office hours and let us know!

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Climate Programs

Mission Zero supports a wide variety of climate change programs across the CU Boulder campus.

Donor Supported

Mission Zero is donor-funded. 100% of the donation goes to the program of the donor's choosing.


Student Partners

Mission Zero works very closely with faculty to curate climate programs at CU Boulder. We couldn't do what we do without their support and guidance.

Goals of Mission Zero

Network of Climate Universities

We are looking to foster student-led climate action at Universities & Colleges.


Empower Students

We aim to empower the next generation of leaders to tackle climate change action.

Climate Survival Skills

We believe that each and every student should graduate with a solid understanding of climate change.

Center for Climate Action

We aim to be the nucleus of Climate Action at CU Boulder and use that as a model to expand to other Universities.

Beacon of Hope

Instill hope and optimism to the next generation that climate change may be solved.

Change Climate Change

Minimize the devastation brought on by climate change.