Spring 2015 Convergence Approaches

 by:Eva Malis Towards the end of every semester, I find myself growing restless and excited to share and apply what I’ve learned. CSSC Convergence serves as a perfect outlet for this desire for growth, and I cannot believe its already that time of the year again! With Convergence only a […]

CSSC Launches Zero Waste Mini-Grant Program

by Sydney Johnson Starting in Spring 2015, the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) will be providing mini-grant funding for student-led projects aimed at eliminating waste. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for projects expected to last from January 1 to June 30, 2015. According to the CSSC website, […]

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.

How to Raise the Funk

by Kevin Killion, Butte/Chico CSSC and CSSC Op Team Chair Funky Frackin Fundraiser, and so can you. A funkraiser is an opportunity to combine celebration, education and amazing people together. There are lots of variables  to consider, yet funkraising is a practical way to outreach to our community, raise funds […]


A Strong 2014 With Your Support

Happy New Year from CSSC! 2013 was quite an exciting year. In the last 12 months, our students mobilized to divest their campus institution’s endowments from the fossil fuel industry; organized and defended their communities from fracking; and joined thousands of students in Pittsburgh, PA in pushing to stop the disproportionate impact of climate change […]

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 […]

Student Organizer Opportunities!

We are currently seeking to assemble a diverse team of 8 student Coordinators to assist our Campaign Director and Graduate Student Researcher to work on this campaign. Stipends are available, $500/quarter or $750/semester, with a 1-year commitment. Read more to find out about the different opportunities available!

Students Rally Against Prop 23 Supporters in Rancho Mirage

UCSD was one of several universities represented at a rally against oil company executives held on Jan. 30 in Rancho Mirage, where a secret meeting was held by energy conglomerate Koch Industries and Tea Party members. The rally was organized by the California Student Sustainability Coalition, an organization that works […]

U.C. Proxy Voting Skirts Review Guidelines, Documents Show

The UC Responsible Investments Campaign (RIC) is a push for UC’s to invest ethically, and to listen to the student’s concerns. The RIC has worked with the CSSC closely for some time now, and the movement has gone national, featuring in a new article in The New York Times! D’Artagnan Scorza and Becky Miller, both CSSC Board Members, have been actively involved in this campaign.


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 […]

Summer Love – CSSC Leadership Retreat

One hot summer’s weekend in mid-August, I was fortunate enough to attend the CSSC leadership retreat in Napa, CA. Hailing all the way from San Diego, I crossed my fingers that the long journey up would be worth it… it was. Immediately upon entering the room, I felt the sense […]

Students Urge Regents to Strengthen Sustainability Policies

Gabi Kirk, UC Santa Cruz – On March 23rd, students from across the state pulled together successful messaging to ask the UC Regents to strengthen sustainable food policies and support UC’s investment in renewable energy projects. The UC Board of Regents met from March 23-25 at UC San Francisco. Various […]

CSSC LA Regional Potluck, Sherman Oaks – March 14th

Please join us for a community building dinner of dedicated students working towards sustainability in the Los Angeles and Southern California region. Please bring a yummy dish, appetizer, desert, or beverage to share, as well as any musical instruments. Join us in this wonderful opportunity to get to know one […]

CSSC Statewide Networking Conference Call – March 7th

The CSSC Council is a network of student leaders from across the state who come together to share information about projects on their campus, statewide campaigns, events, or other sustainability opportunities. We host Networking Calls where the CSSC Council can dial in to share information with their peers or just […]

CSSC’s 2010 Winter Leadership Retreat Recap

The CSSC’s 5th biannual leadership retreat this Winter was a success! From January 16th to the 18th, twenty five students and alumni gathered at our beautiful retreat space amongst the hillsides of Arroyo Grande representing thirteen campuses to build community amongst our statewide leaders, exchange ideas, and collaborate on programs […]

Important Message From CSSC’s Executive Director

Greetings All, I am writing to inform you of some big changes and opportunities for CSSC. After more than two years of service as Executive Director, I have decided it is time for me to move on and make space for a new era of leaders to step forward to […]

CSSC Teams with AASHE, Second Nature at Bioneers

OCT. 15, SAN RAFAEL, CA – On October 15th, CSSC partnered with AASHE and Second Nature to produce a one-day pre-conference intensive on sustainability in higher education in conjunction with Bioneers, the largest environmental and social justice conference in the US. Approximately 75 students, educators, community members, and campus staff […]

Students Bear Rain and Gather for CSSC NorCal Potluck

OCT 12, UC DAVIS – The Community Building potluck in Davis on October 12 was a warm event despite the torrential rains. Twelve students, CSSC alumni, and staff gathered at the Cal Aggie Christian Association House (a multi-faith student living community) to discuss topics like improving student/staff ties on campus […]

Recap: CSSC Chapters Gather at Winter Leadership Retreat in Arroyo Grande

AUG. 5-9, 2009, ARROYO GRANDE, CA – The California Student Sustainability Coalition’s 5th annual summer leadership retreat was a success! From August 5th through August 9th student leaders from across the state gathered in the beautiful hillsides of Newsom Springs Ranch in Arroyo Grande. Students represented from Community Colleges, Cal […]