climate justice logoThe Climate Justice Leadership Program empowers students with the knowledge and skills to advance both sustainability and social justice efforts. The purpose of this program is to illuminate the direct correlation of sustainability and social justice work which, in turn, creates an opportunity for student leadership and action surrounding this work on CU campus and beyond. The program builds a community of change agents, explores questions of identity and place, heritage and inheritance, root causes of the global unravelling, disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis, and creates community solutions. We examine individual actions and identities as well as global institutions and world views, and different approaches to ecological systems and design. We will also meet with and learn from practitioners in the field.

The program aims to facilitate deep discussion, meaningful reflection and solutions-focused thinking to activate voices and actualize potential. Participants will benefit from a dynamic co-curricular experience and gain knowledge and skill sets with widespread application and value. These learnings will be put into practice through collaboration with the campus and community climate justice planning efforts which will have real world impact. 

Applicants should be able to attend weekly meetings throughout Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters with guest speakers, workshops and tours.


  • Develop and implement Campus and Community Actions for Climate justice 

  • Attain experience and tools to make an impact with collaborative community projects

  • Build contemporary DEI-based leadership skills

Participants will gain:

  • Pride in their tangible community impacts

  • Resume-building experience

  • Peer networking

  • Earn digital credential badge (in development)

Who should participate?

  • This program is geared to undergraduate students.  This will be a safe and inclusive space for all to participate regardless of level and identity.  
  • There is no participation fee.  Limited paid fellowships are available for those needing compensation to participate. 

Apply for the Climate Justice Leadership Program

Applications are accepted through September 7 for the academic year.