Boulder Earth Week 2017

April 17th-29th

What is Boulder Earth Week?

Boulder Earth Week is our chance to start seeing our many, diverse climate action efforts here in Boulder together in one place, one week, one growing agenda. With 40+ events happening throughout our community and 40+ partners and co-conveners, there is no shortage of ways to get involved at the grassroots level. #TogetherWeWill co-create the future we want to see!





Congratulations to our micro-grant awardees! Of the 33 proposals we received, we could only choose 10. The judging panel selected community projects that support one of the City of Boulder’s Climate Commitment themes: energy (transition to a renewable energy economy), ecosystems (restoration and enhancement of ecosystems to sequester carbon and buffer against climate change), or resources (achieving a zero waste economy and lifestyle).


1. 350 Colorado / People's Climate March of Colorado. Money will go towards various aspects (from poster making to marshal training) around organizing the People's Climate March in Denver on April 29th. 

2. Foldable Clothes Laundry Drying Racks for Low Income Residents: Money will go towards purchasing foldable laundry drying racks for distribution to owners of the city of Boulder's low income housing ownership program. 

3. Boulder Carbon Capture Project/ION Engineering: Money will go towards hiring technical assistance to help with submission to the Boulder Energy Challenge. ION Engineering has developed a state-of-the-art carbon capture technology that has been proven to economically remove 90+% of CO2 from fossil fuel power and industrial sources

4. Suck the Straws out of Boulder: Money will go towards an educational campaign around removing the use or availability of plastic straws in Boulder. 

5. Animated Stories: Ecological Design & Tutorials: Money will go towards hiring technical assistance to help complete the animation of the story of a girl and her cat who are on a journey to conquering their fears about the destruction to the planet and finding their courage and inspiration, while coming in contact with tangible solutions, and then seeing/realizing a world of abundance. The story was created by a local 17 year old and two 12 year olds.

6. EcoArts Connections: Money will go towards a series of three meetings each in two Boulder mobile home parks (San Lazaro and Boulder Meadows) to assess the interest, feasibility, and logistics for replicating and improving on its highly successful program Sustainability Culture Club: Greening a Mobile Home Community through Natural History, Energy, and the Arts.

7. Community Cycles: Creating Clean Mobility and Cutting Boulder’s Carbon Emissions from Transportation: Money will go towards hiring technical assistance to help with application for the Boulder Energy Challenge. Community Cycles works to ensure cycling is accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level, immigration status, and gender or gender identity. 

8. BumbleFumble: Money will go towards hiring technical assistance to help with web development and grant applications. BumbleFumble is a pollinator organization that focuses on unique interventions in urban settings.

9. MODE - A Truly Carbon-Free Bulk Delivery Service in Boulder: Money will go towards hiring technical assistance to help with grant application. Momentum Delivery (MODE) is Boulder's first truly carbon-free cargo and bulk delivery service.

10. Solutions Voyage Bike Power: Money will go towards building a bike power generation station. It will serve as a social hub that brings people together to pedal for a shared purpose, whether that be powering music for a dance party, tools for an action day, or cell phones in the park.