Build career-relevant sustainability knowledge and skills for leading change  

The Sustainability Leadership Program equips students with the leadership skills and relevant sustainability knowledge to more effectively lead sustainability initiatives and projects on campus and in their communities and careers.  

Sustainability Leadership students get to explore professional practices in sustainability while learning the core elements of sustainability and leadership. Students will learn business and innovation skills for sustainability and build personal effectiveness. Best practices for effective changemaking is a strong focus of the curriculum. Cohorts will build community together and explore ways to take action individually and collectively.

Sustainability Leadership students:

  • Get to know a core group of fellow students who share your interests in sustainability and leadership
  • Build personal effectiveness and leadership skills 
  • Gain practice and understanding to increase impact and student voice on campus around sustainability
  • Develop valuable career and professional insight   

All interested CU undergraduate students from all schools and majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

Sustainability Leadership I
Spring 2020 Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm

January 21 through March 10 with launching half-day retreat on Saturday, January 18, culminating in a half-day retreat on Saturday, March 14

Applications for Spring 2020 are due by midnight on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Interested students should have schedule availability to attend all sessions


Sustainability Leadership II
For-credit ENVS internship for those who have completed Sustainability Leadership I. Students will select a campus sustainability project and work together and collaboratively with different departments on campus to implement lasting sustainability initiatives on the CU Boulder campus. Sustainability Leadership skills will be reviewed, applied, and sharpened. Roll up your sleeves and earn valuable experience implementing a real sustainability project!

Spring 2020 tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings 6-8pm throughout the semester

Those who have completed Sustainability Leadership I will be contacted directly to apply


Both Sustainability Leadership I and Sustainability Leadership II are offered in both Spring and Fall semesters.

Apply for Sustainability Leadership I Spring 2020

Contact with questions about the Sustainability Leadership Program.