Everything You Need to Know About The Convergence!








A letter from our fabulous Convergence Coordinators:

Greetings, Earthlings!

I hope you are as excited as we are for the CSSC’s Spring Student Sustainability Convergence beginning this Friday, April 27th! We have prepared an incredible weekend complete with an inspirational keynote speech by Larry Lansburgh, a variety of student-led workshops, some large-scale interactive workshops, live music, and a super delicious menu of five local organic vegan meals. Get excited to learn, get inspiregized, have fun, and meet some new sustainabilibuddies!

This post contains quite a bit of important information that will help you get prepared for one of the best weekends of your life!  Just keep reading, just keep reading…

Things to Bring! 

  • Bring your own bowl/plate, utensils and cup, let’s make this convergence ZERO WASTE (we will provide dish washing supplies). DO NOT FORGET THESE!!  We will NOT be providing dishes.
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and yoga mat (if you are doing sunrise yoga)
  • Change of clothes
  • Mac adapter if you’re a workshop host
  • Toiletries (Toothpaste, toothbrush, whatever you need to feel fresh)
  • Tent (unless you are couch-surfing) and tarp (it’s supposed to rain up through Thursday so the soil at the farm may be wet)
  • Notebook and writing utensil…for note-taking, networking, journal-writing, sketching…trust us, there will be a lot you’ll want to write down
  • Camera
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Musical instruments/voices/love/energy/happiness/positivity/hula hoops/fairies/banana suits
  • DRESS UP TIME!!! As you should know, our theme for the convergence is Building a ResoNATION.  In order to sufficiently build this ResoNATION, we are all going to dress up together on Saturday.  So, bring whatever you need to dress as a FAIRY or a FAIR TRADE BANANA or straight up FUNKY… wands, wings, rainbows, something yellow, something mythical, get creative!


Registration gets you five REAL, deliciously nourishing, vegan, local, organic meals throughout the weekend:

●  Dinner on Friday

●  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday

●  Breakfast on Sunday

Housing at the Convergence!

Most of us will be camping together at SLO Creek Farms!  SLO Creek Farms has graciously provided their farm for us to camp, play music, and have a great time at on Friday and Saturday night.  Please bring a tent (or coordinate with a friend to sleep in his/hers) and sleeping bag if you are camping!

If you indicated on the registration form that you would like to couch surf, we are setting up a homestay for you to stay at.  Couch surfers – you will be receiving a separate email with the location of your homestay and the contact information of the person that is housing you.  Please bring a sleeping bag or blankets with you!  If you indicated that you would like to couch surf but would now rather camp at the farm, please let us know as soon as possible.

What to Expect Upon Arrival!

●  Plan to arrive in San Luis Obispo to check-in between 6:00PM and 10:00PM on Friday at SLO Creek Farms.  Friday night we will be eating dinner, having an open mic, and the Rainbow Girls from Santa Barbara will be playing some lovely tunes!  When you check-in, you will receive a name tag, pamphlet with the schedule of events for the weekend, and a few maps to get you to, from, and around Cal Poly’s campus!

●  Registration/Check-in for the Convergence will re-open starting at 8:30AM Saturday morning, on campus on Mott Lawn.

●  On-site registration will be available. If you have a friend who isn’t registered, bring them along and they will be able to register upon arrival. On-site registration is $25 for students and $30 for non-students.  Checks and cash can be used (we appreciate exact change if you are paying with cash).  If you haven’t paid yet, please pay online or bring money with you.

●  For any questions on Friday, please feel free to call: Jordan Lambert (760) 484-7103, Tessa Salzman (707) 845-5846, or Yamina Pressler (925) 487-2528



From Southern California:

Travel on 101 North towards San Francisco

Take exit 196 for San Luis Bay Drive toward See Canyon/Avila Beach

Turn right on San Luis Bay Drive

Turn left on Monte Road

Our campsite will be on the left! There will be some beautifully decorated CSSC signs guiding you.

6455 Monte Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

From Northern California:

Travel on 101 South towards Los Angeles

Take exit 196 for San Luis Bay Drive toward See Canyon/Avila Beach

Turn left on San Luis Bay Drive

Turn left on Monte Road

Our campsite will be on the left! There will be some beautifully decorated CSSC signs guiding you.

6455 Monte Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

We will be providing maps from SLO Creek Farm to Cal Poly’s campus when you arrive on Friday night! Our campus is less than 15 minutes away from the campsite, so please plan accordingly.


We can’t wait to meet you all so soon!  Safe travels, please email convergence@sustainabilitycoalition.org if you have any questions.

Peace, love, and fairies 🙂

Jordan, Tessa, and Yamina

CSSC Spring Convergence Coordinators

ps – UBUNTU, y’all!


CSSC Spring 2012 Convergence Itinerary

Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29


6:00PM-9:00PM Check-In at SLO Creek Farm

6455 Monte Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

6:30PM-7:30PM Dinner

7:30PM-8:30PM Open Mic

8:30PM-10:00PM Rainbow Girls & fun!

10:00PM-12AM Socialize

Midnight Quiet Time



7:00AM-8:00AM  Sunrise Yoga @ SLO Creek Farms

8:00AM-8:30AM  Travel to campus

8:30AM-9:30AM  Breakfast & Registration at Mott Lawn

9:30AM-10AM Welcome @ Spanos Theatre (& Mr. Eco!)

10:00AM-11:30AM Keynote Address by Larry Lansburgh

11:30AM-11:50AM Transition Time

11:50AM-12:50PM Workshop I

1:00PM-2:20PM  Lunch @ Dexter Lawn

2:30PM-3:30PM Workshop II

3:45PM-5:45PM Workshop III

5:45PM-6:30PM Transition time to SLO Creek Farm

6:30PM-8:00PM Dinner & Open Mic

8:00PM-12AM Music: Mr. Eco, Proxima Parada, The Willows & Celebration!

Midnight Quiet Time



7:00AM-8:00AM Sunrise Yoga

8:00AM-8:30AM Travel to Campus

8:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast & Closing Remarks @ Dexter Lawn

10:00AM-11:30AM Workshop IV – Interactive workshops & tours beginning at Dexter Lawn

11:30AM-12:00PM Goodbyes, cuddle puddles, and nap time




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