Statewide Student Convergences

Convergences are two day events hosted each Fall and Spring during which students from across California gather to build community, share resources and best practices, plan action, attend workshops, celebrate, and actively collaborate on campus policies, research projects, and curriculum.

Over the past 8 years, CSSC’s bi-annual Convergences have grown to play an integral role in the sustainability movement in California, by bringing together thousands of student leaders from over 50 academic institutions.

Attend A Convergence

Convergences are held twice a year in the Spring and the Fall at different campuses across California each time.  Our Fall Convergence will be held on November 14-16 at UC Davis.

The best way to make sure you receive notice about future Convergences is to subscribe to receive our newsletter.

For Everyone! By Students

Convergences are organized and hosted  by students who volunteer their time to organize all aspects of the event.  They are open to students of all university systems in California as well as high school students, out of state students, and non-student community members.  We also offer full and partial scholarships to anyone in need.

A Statewide Community

By attending CSSC Convergences, you are joining our statewide community of campus sustainability leaders. This network has amazing benefits including:

  • Access to a California-wide network of support, including resources, skills, and partners
  • Discovering new ideas for transforming your campus and community
  • Developing your leadership by sharing your experiences
  • Forging valuable, life-long friendships and professional connections

Convergence Highlights

  • Inspiring Speakers
  • Provocative Panels
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Community Building and Networking
  • Collaboration, Resource Sharing, Action Planning
  • Saturday Evening Celebration
  • Delicious Local Vegetarian Food

Past Workshop Topics

  • Climate Issues
  • Community Organizing
  • Curriculum, Education, Research
  • Energy Efficiency/Alternative Energy
  • Equity
  • Food Systems and Agriculture
  • Fundraising, Grant Writing
  • Green Building, Campus Operations and Green Housing
  • Green Business Practices, Green Economy
  • Greening Your Career
  • Institutionalizing Sustainability
  • Leadership Skill Building
  • Organizational Development
  • Permaculture
  • Social Equity
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Spirituality
  • Transportation
  • Waste Reduction, Composting, Recycling
  • Water, Landscaping, and Site Stewardship