Monday, October 26, 2009

California Student Sustainability Coalition Conference - November 6 - 8, 2009 @ UC Santa Cruz Campus

photo: Spring 2007 Convergence - Flickr CSSC.

Join Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange & the Green Festival, as well as students and young leaders from across California -- including Erica Fernandez, a Brower Youth Award (BYA) winner 2007, and Alec Loorz, Kids vs. Global Warming & BYA winner 2009 -- as we all come together to build community and organizing capacity amongst individuals, campuses, and campaigns in the student sustainability and campus greening movement. Share skills and resources, learn about what your peers are doing, network with other schools, and have fun!

2009 Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence (Conference) @ UC Santa Cruz Campus - Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2009.

Check out the Convergence Schedule here.

Workshops available at the Convergence include topics like Real Food Challenge, On Campus Organizing and Water Justice, Eating the Power of your Plate, UCSC Campus Sustainability Plan/Campaign Strategies, Sustainable Consumerism, Power Shift: California to Copenhagen, Environmental Education for the Next Generation, Fair Food: Socially Just Farm Labor in America.

To register for the event (for a very reasonable fee; or apply for a scholarship) go here. Discount if you register by October 28th.

I attended the Spring 2009 Convergence at Cal Poly, and it was fantastic! I'm sure that this one at UC Santa Cruz will be great, too.

photo: by Ryan Andersen - Birds eye view of lunch during CSSC's Spring Convergence 2009 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Convergences are organized by the California Student Sustainability Coalition - a project of the Earth Island Institute

Founded in 2003, the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) is made up of student organizations from all over California that collaborate to advance sustainability in all areas of human endeavor.

We are an active community of young leaders who are empowered to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our lives and work. Our goal is to catalyze and create life-affirming change in ourselves and the institutions we engage so that we can rise to the unprecedented challenges of the twenty-first century and thrive.

While we were founded in the University of California (UC) system, we are rapidly growing to include California State University (CSU) and California Community College (CCC) campuses, as well as private universities and even a handful of high schools.

You can sign up to receive their e-newsletter here, as well as read past editions of the e-newsletter.

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