We run, support, and endorse projects that help to transform California’s universities into models of sustainability.

Statewide Student Convergences

We organize events to help students connect.  Our statewide convergences bring together hundreds of students twice a year to network, build community, share resources, attend workshops, and celebrate.  Additionally we organize Leadership Retreats, Potlucks, and Networking calls across the state.

Power Shift Convergence

The Power Shift Network and California Student Sustainability Coalition are bringing young environmental and social justice leaders from all over the West for a weekend of workshops, trainings, speakers, and movement-building.

Fossil Free California

The Fossil Free California Campaign aims to align our schools’ endowments with their missions and, with the help of partners nationwide, send a strong message to the fossil fuel industry: your time’s up.

Students for Energy Justice (SEJ)

Students for Energy Justice is working along with other partner organizations to resist local and regional investment and development of hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuel import/export infrastructure


Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)

The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is the primary research, education, and outreach component of the statewide California Student Sustainability Coalition. Each week world renowned authors, activists, and academics travel to university campuses to speak on the interconnected and interdependent nature and challenges of the 21st Century.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative FundThe Green Initiative Fund is a grant-making fund for sustainability projects on campus. It is funded by a per semester student fee approved by the student body. Projects are selected for funding by an annually appointed Grant Making Committee consisting of students, faculty, and staff, in which students have the majority vote. TGIF has been passed at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, and UC Los Angeles.


 Campus Organizing Training (COT’s)

The Campus Organizing trainings are a way to further the student sustainability movement. The CSSC wants to mobilize and educate California’s student leaders. To do this, we have created a new program called Campus Organizing Trainings (COT’s). COT’s are educational workshops created with the purpose of teaching students how to become organizers, share skills, and to become empowered.

CSSC Zero-Waste Mini-Grant Program

In partnership with World Centric, CSSC has offered mini-grant to select campuses across California to develop or improve student generated zero waste solutions on their campuses.

Climate Delegates Program

CSSC is sending qualified members to attend climate conferences around the world leading up to COP 21 in Paris. So far, CCSC has sent 40 students to the 2014 California Climate Symposium and 10 students to the Ban Ki Moon Summit and People’s Climate March in New York in September 2014. This fall, CSSC will be sending delegates to COP 21 in Paris.