The UC Davis chapter of California Student Sustainability Coalition (commonly referred to as the CSSC) is a student led organization that is part of the larger, statewide CSSC. We have chapters at UC, CSU, community college and even private university campuses across the state. It is our mission to unite and empower the California community of higher education to collaboratively and nonviolently transform ourselves and our institutions based on our inherent social, economic, and ecological responsibilities. The CSSC creates and endorses campaigns that span many university campuses in California. This power in numbers gives substantial weight to our work that has resulted in significant impacts since our conception in 2003.
The principles and objectives of CSSC help to guide us in all our decision-making and actions. We reference these values at all points in our endeavor to ensure that we maintain an unbiased, objective, and compassionate course of action.
Maintain dynamic and adaptable statewide leadership bodies that effectively channel grass-roots collaboration into collective action
Network, build the skills, and provide opportunities for the development of young leaders
Evaluate & Celebrate
—The Green Initiative is a student powered initiative which strives to promote sustainable development at UC Davis. TGIF would add $4 to student fees to create a fund endorsing projects in areas reaching from education to physical structures on campus. At UC Davis, this would create a fund of about $200,000 that would be available to community innovators like you! This initiative will be on the Winter 2009 ballot. To pass, 20% of undergraduate students must vote and 60%+1 must vote yes. Join the cause and show your commitment to sustainability.
2011 Spring CSSC Convergence - Hosted locally by the CSSC at the Campus Center for the Environment, UC Davis, April 29th to May 1st. Join hundreds of students from across CA to build community, share resources, plan action, attend workshops, and celebrate. Students from UC’s, CSUs, Community Colleges, Private Universities and high schools are encouraged to attend. We also invite community members and others to attend. Attendees will find opportunities to hear inspiring speakers, exchange ideas in workshops, and to celebrate our collective successes. You could even lead a workshop yourself! Register here today
Education for Sustainable Living Program - The only student-run class offered at UCD, ESLP is a seminar series which hosts guest lectures by renowned educators, authors, environmentalists, and progressive thinkers. The course encourages reflection upon and analysis of the principles of sustainability, and is designed to encourage dialogue between students, faculty, staff, administration, local community, and the entire UC system. Open to students and community.
Environmental Club Showcase - Whether you are interested in minimizing climate change or passionate about worms, come to our Environmental Showcase to hear from environmental groups on campus. Find out about their exciting projects and GET INVOLVED! Get plugged into the UCD environmental scene. Have a project that you would like help on? Whether you need collaboration or peopleforce, send us (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) your info and we will include you in the lineup. Start your connection here.
Convergences – Twice a year, the CSSC brings together hundreds of students to our convergences to foster community, share skills and resources, plan courses of action, and celebrate life. All students are welcome to these completely free and empowering events.
Focus the Nation, 2008 – Focus the Nation is a national teach-in which brings together thousands colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, civic organizations and businesses, and our nation’s decision-makers to participate in workshops and panels, brainstorming global warming solutions.
—When: April 29th - May 1st, 2011
—When: Wednesdays, 4:10-6:00pm, March 30- June 1, 2011
—Where: Giedt Hall 1002
—When: Thursday, October 16th, 6:30-8:00pm
—Where: Giedt Hall 1002.
—CSSC Fall Convergence 2008 - October 24-26, San Francisco State University
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