Hosting a Workshop at CSSC Convergence

by: Kevin Bertolero, Guest Blogger Over the weekend I hosted a workshop at an event known as the convergence. The California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) hosts these biannual events at universities across the state. A convergence is an event for students who are passionate about and work in the three […]

Your Invitation to Convergence

by:Emili Abdel-Ghany Where do I begin? I feel like I am planning my graduation party, what better celebration than with old friends and new from across the state in my second home of UC Davis? This convergence is going to be different. It may be uncomfortable, fun, smelly, exhausting, inspiring, […]

CSSC Alumni: Where Are They Now?

This month, we are excited to present Brian Croshal, who you may know as the aquaponics guru from the convergence, the guy with the solar trailer, or a member of the Tree Amigos band.

Why YOU Should Register for the Fall Convergence

Have you heard? Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 Convergence at Humboldt State University! Our team is hard at work to ensure that November 9th-10th will be the most inspiring, educational, and energizing weekend it can be.

This Fall with CSSC

Have you read the news lately? It’s an exciting time to be an activist. CSSC has quite an action-packed semester in the works, and it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon.

CSSC Spring Convergence at UC Berkeley- April 26-28

Inspire, Invest, & Innovate UC Berkeley, April 26-28 You’re invited to this years California Student Sustainability Coalition’s Spring 2013 Convergence at UC Berkeley! The event will play host to a series of inspirational keynote speakers, dynamic panels and engaging workshops. Come join hundreds of student leaders from across the state […]

Emily Williams, Note Translator

UC Santa Barbara, 2013
As note taker, I make sure that internal communication happens! When any of the CSSC main bodies makes a decision, has a concern, I communicate that to the rest of the organization so that we’re all in the loop.

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University of California Holds $234 Million in Filthy 15 Coal Corporations

Data in a new report authored by California Student Sustainability Coalition alumni Sarah Siedschlag and published by the University of California reveals that the University of California Regents have something on the order of $234 million dollars worth of holdings in 15 of the largest coal companies. Titled “Reducing California […]

Andrew Chang, Campaign Director

UC Santa Barbara, 2011
I lead and organize the California community of higher education to create a cohesive statewide movement that will help us end our dependence on coal. In addition, I work with the Board of Directors on fundraising for CSSC as well as provide support, mentoring, and assistance in making student-run CSSC programs and campaigns run effectively.

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2010 Fall Convergence Reflections from Andrew Chang

The Convergence weekend was an incredible ride from start to finish. I am so excited to be able to share my experiences and favorite moments from the Convergence with you all. This was all about the community we built, so I would love for any and all of you who were a part of this to share your favorite moments from the Convergence on the comments page!

Convergence in T-Minus 17 Days!

Happy Tuesday everyone! The convergence is less than THREE weeks away and we here at UCSB are excitedly getting our campus ready for all your shining faces and brilliant minds! Get ready for a weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara that is at once intense and relaxing, inspiring and energizing. There […]


November 2nd is the most important day of 2010. This is the day Californians will elect a new governor and decide on multiple propositions. It’s important every Californian votes in this election. The future of education, immigration, sustainability and even our states nearly impossible two thirds majority rule to pass […]

Quentin Gee, Chair

UC Santa Barbara, 2010
As Chair of the Board of Directors, I work with the vice chair to organize weekly calls, serve as a key contact for major CSSC issues, and help with fundraising for the organization.

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Tessa Joy Salzman, Central Coast Regional Coordinator

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2013
In this role I plan to co-host events each quarter as a way to bring our CSSC family and extended network of student activists together in between Convergences and Leadership Retreats because twice a year is not enough! The events will be anything from potlucks on the beach, to camping trips, to day hikes or any other excursions our regional group decides upon. They will be an opportunity to gain support from one another for projects we’re each working on on our own campuses and an opportunity to strengthen the CSSC bond we all share!

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