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   

Students who complete this course are eligible to participate in the advanced Sustainability Leadership Intern program that offers students the opportunity to work together on a campus sustainability initiative.

All interested CU undergraduate students in every area of study are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are no pre-requisites to participate and first and second year students are encourage to apply. 

SCHEDULE: Sustainability Buffs will meet on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm beginning September 9 through November 4 with a launching half-day retreat on Saturday, September 4 and culminating half-day retreat on Saturday, November 9. Applications for Fall 2019 are due by midnight on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Interested students should have schedule availability to attend all sessions. Those who complete the program will receive a Certificate in Sustainability Leadership. 

Sustainability Buffs is offered in both Spring and Fall semesters, so if you cannot make the sessions in Fall semester, please join us for Spring.

Apply for the Fall 2019 Sustainability Leadership Program

Contact sustainability@colorado.edu with questions about the Sustainability Leadership Program.