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.
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 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.
The Foods Initiative
The CSSC Foods Initiative is seeking system-wide commitments to sustainable campus food systems through the creation and implementation of clear guidelines that prioritize local, organic, and socially responsible purchasing as well as waste reduction and green dining facility standards. This will support the health of consumers and workers, local economies, the environment and California agriculture.
The Responsible Investment Campaign (RIC)
The Responsible Investment Campaign and Coalition is a broad coalition of student groups, the CSSC, and the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC). We are united by our belief that responsible investment is the next step for the UC to take towards greater social and environmental responsibility, thus achieving a more sustainable future.
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.
- Learn more about the Campus Organizing Trainings