CSU, Chico News

Statewide Sustainability Convergence to be Held at CSU, Chico

Date: 10-26-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Sarah Alvarez, Event Coordinator,
Associated Students Sustainability Program
Lynsey Sammons, CSSC Council Rep,
Associated Students Sustainability Program

The Associated Students Sustainability Program is hosting a statewide convergence that will bring more than 400 sustainability-minded student activists to California State University, Chico’s campus during the weekend of Nov. 4–6, 2011.

The California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) is a network of students from across California higher-education systems who come together once a semester to hold a convergence of workshops, keynote addresses and networking opportunities. This fall, the convergence will be held on CSU, Chico’s campus, the farthest north the convergence has ever been hosted.

Saturday, Nov. 5, will provide students with access to 40 workshops on a variety of topics, meals and two keynote addresses. Keynote speakers are Derrick Jensen, a renowned author and activist, and Tony “Morgoth” Gamboa, a student activist currently attending Prescott College in Arizona.

Attendees will be traveling from as far south as San Diego, Calif. and as far north as Arcata, Calif. All events are free to CSU, Chico students, and online registration will be available until Wednesday, Nov. 2. On-site registration will be available the morning of Nov. 5.

For more information, visit the website at www.sustainabilitycoalition.org.