Ten climate-change projects get micro-grants from city of Boulder

BOULDER — The city of Boulder, C3 Boulder and Impact Hub Academy have selected 10 projects to receive the program’s first micro-grants.

The program, #TogetherWeWill, is giving $300 micro-grants to 10 projects that fit within the city of Boulder’s Climate Commitment themes of transitioning to a renewable-energy economy, restoring ecosystems or achieving a zero-waste economy.

“The 33 proposals we received for these micro-grants are another impressive display of the innovation and creativity our community brings to taking bold climate action,” Brett KenCairn, senior environmental planner for the city of Boulder, said in a prepared statement. “Many also lay the groundwork for bigger efforts that could potentially be funded through the upcoming Boulder Energy Challenge, which opens for proposals in May.”

The proposals that received funding in the #TogetherWeWill program include Suck the Straws Out of Boulder, an effort to reduce unnecessary Waste, and BumbleFumble, which seeks to increase biodiversity in city limits by planting pollinator-friendly plants.

Boulder Carbon Capture Project, EcoArts Connections, Solutions Voyage Bike Power and Community Cycles, among others, also got funding.

The Climate Culture Collaborative, or C3 Boulder, a group that aims to magnify existing climate change efforts in the community, and Impact Hub Academy, a nonprofit that delivers educational programming by leveraging Impact Hub Boulder and Impact Hub General Network, are both involved in the micro-grants.