The Climate Reality Project -- Boulder
What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Boulder, Colorado earns its reputation as a beautiful western-American city. Likely because of that sunshine, residents are known for their love of outdoor sports like mountain biking and climbing.
Boulder is located where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. Home to the University of Colorado, it is also known for its eclectic culture and laid-back atmosphere.
In 2007, several CU-Boulder research faculty members shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore for their contributions to the international report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.A notably well-educated community, there are 24 federally funded research facilities in Colorado. Seven of these may be found in Boulder, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. With world-class research underway on a wide range of topics, including climate and weather, many believe that scientific research is Boulder’s most important industry.