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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    learning experience More Bloomberg News Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds More Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All CALPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Volunteers make props for upcoming hunger and homelessness events California Water Watch Learn More Its the worst drought in California history but many Californians are still using three times as much water as we need to Students are leading the way in saving water and moving to a sustainable water future Take the pledge to save water and get involved in our campaign today California GO Solar Learn More Every hour the sun shines more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in a year By capturing just a tiny fraction of this energy we can decrease our dependence on fossil fuels reduce global warming pollution and create thousands of new jobs Join our campaign to get California cities to GO SOLAR Take Action to Save Water Take Action Its the worst drought in California history but many Californians are

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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    learning experience More Bloomberg News Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds More Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All CALPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Volunteers make props for upcoming hunger and homelessness events California Water Watch Learn More Its the worst drought in California history but many Californians are still using three times as much water as we need to Students are leading the way in saving water and moving to a sustainable water future Take the pledge to save water and get involved in our campaign today California GO Solar Learn More Every hour the sun shines more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in a year By capturing just a tiny fraction of this energy we can decrease our dependence on fossil fuels reduce global warming pollution and create thousands of new jobs Join our campaign to get California cities to GO SOLAR Take Action to Save Water Take Action Its the worst drought in California history but many Californians are

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  • Volunteer on Campus | CALPIRG Students
    Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make

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  • Campus Internships | CALPIRG Students
    power Protect Students from Ripoffs from Textbooks Companies Banks and Landlords and Protect Student Aid Meet with faculty members about using open source textbooks to save students thousands of dollars Survey local banks and renters to make sure students aren t being ripped off Host a campus wide call in day to make sure your congressmen support affordable higher education LEARN SKILLS Communication Skills Improve your public speaking and writing skills and learn how to work with the media to get media coverage Get experience speaking in front of groups and advocating a position one on one Campaign Skills Learn the basics of running a campaign recruiting a training volunteers generating grassroots support petitions letters calls building coalitions organizing large events campaign strategy and basic lobbying Leadership Skills Learn how to run meetings work with teams plan large events develop other leaders mange volunteers and manage your time About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Protecting the Pacific CALPIRG Interns have been working hard to address the problem of plastic pollution in the Pacific Californians use an average of 12 billion plastic grocery bags each year too many of which end up polluting the ocean We ve collected over

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  • Students from Across State Launch 2016 Ballot Campaign to Ban Bags | CALPIRG Students
    make hundreds of announcements in classrooms and do an alternative spring break travelling the state to build support for a yes vote in November Said Madalyn Elliott statewide board chair of CALPIRG and Sophomore at UCSB According to Californians Against Waste the problem is that millions of bags pollute the oceans every year The bags do not biodegrade but instead break into small pieces and fish whales and sea turtles mistake the plastic pollution for food and get sick when they eat it Kristof Almasy a UCLA junior said as young people we care a lot about the environment and experts from the World Economic Forum have warned that we are on track to have more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050 We won t stand for that 147 cities and counties have already passed local bag bans and Governor Brown signed into law a statewide ban on single use plastic bags SB 270 written by Senators Padilla DeLeon and Lara in 2014 Soon after signing the bill into law several plastics companies poured millions into a campaign fund to repeal the ban The ballot measure put the statewide law on hold until the voters decide in November The students who attended the event used the day to also gain support from members of the Assembly meeting with several of the original supporters and asking for their support on this campaign Paid for the California Student Public Interest Reserach Group About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/news/ca/students-across-state-launch-2016-ballot-campaign-ban-bags (2016-04-29)
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  • COVERING THE COST | CALPIRG Students
    the problem However no research to date including our own has attempted to investigate the degree at which prices actually affect student s financial standing and behavior This report aims to fill that gap and make the case for urgent action around high textbook prices Key Findings from the Report Almost one third 30 of students replied that they had used financial aid to pay for their textbooks For those that used financial aid the amount of financial aid dollars they put toward purchasing textbooks was more than 300 on average per semester Textbook prices disproportionately impact community college students 50 of students report using financial aid for books at community colleges compared to 28 at 4 year public schools And on average community college students use more financial aid than their peers at 4 year schools That means that nearly 5 2 million U S undergraduate students spend a total of 1 5 billion dollars of financial aid on textbooks every semester or 3 billion per year The report discusses potential solutions and lays out recommendations for decision makers on all levels Authors Ethan Senack Robert Donoghue Related issues Make Textbooks Affordable About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/reports/sp/covering-cost (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bag Ban. Pledge CALPIRG | CALPIRG Students
    but we can win if we have the resources to educate people on and off campus hold big events to raise awareness and get the issue in the news and social media The best way to help is to pledge CALPIRG The thing that makes CALPIRG effective is that tens thousands of UC students pledge 5 10 a term on their tuition bill to fund our campaigns And we need more people to pledge now than ever before so we have the resources it takes to win Find us on campus this week to pledge CALPIRG Paid for by the California Student Public Interest Research Group Great Pacific Cleanup Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/blogs/ca/save-bag-ban-pledge-calpirg-0 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bag Ban. Pledge CALPIRG | CALPIRG Students
    but we can win if we have the resources to educate people on and off campus hold big events to raise awareness and get the issue in the news and social media The best way to help is to pledge CALPIRG The thing that makes CALPIRG effective is that tens thousands of UC students pledge 5 10 a term on their tuition bill to fund our campaigns And we need more people to pledge now than ever before so we have the resources it takes to win Find us on campus this week to pledge CALPIRG Paid for by the California Student Public Interest Research Group Great Pacific Cleanup Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate

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