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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    21 22 23 24 next last Visit Our Blog 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 still using way more water than 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 PLEDGE CALPIRG Learn more

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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people More Pages first previous 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 next last Visit Our Blog 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

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  • CALPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    off by a bad landlord or experiencing unforeseen problems with renting More Pages first previous 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 next last Visit Our Blog 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 still using way more water than we need to Students are leading the way in saving water and moving to a

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  • Students Weatherize Salvation Army Shelter | CALPIRG Students
    all across the state to help their communities reduce energy use The project was spearheaded by the Energy Service Corps a joint venture between the statewide public interest group CALPIRG California Public Interest Research Group Foundation and AmeriCorps We are showing some simple steps to be more energy efficient Williams said It s a good message to promote And we hope the money saved can then be used for The Salvation Army to continue its good work At the event the students caulked around windows weather stripped doorways and installed CFL light bulbs Interns from the UC Davis campus did some fundraising for the materials used at the shelter This was a tremendous effort by all of the Energy Service Corps said David Bentley Salvation Army Sacramento County coordinator To see these students take time off to improve the conditions of this shelter was absolutely encouraging The students from the Energy Service Corps represented various colleges in California including UC Davis and UC Merced Sacramento was the final destination of the Energy Alternative Spring Break Service Trip The students also helped weatherize facilities in Los Angeles Santa Barbara Merced and San Francisco For information about the Energy Service Corps log onto www energyservicecorps org Syd Fong is the public relations director for The Salvation Army Sacramento For more information about The Salvation Army log onto www salarmysacto org Related Chapter CALPIRG at UC Davis 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

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  • Lawmakers Underestimate Funds Needed for Pell Grant | CALPIRG Students
    cover books this quarter because the price of housing is ridiculous here Every year the Pell Grant s funding must be approved by Congress One million moderate income students may lose the Pell Grant and about 6 million low and moderate income students will have smaller grants said FinAid org website publisher Mark Kantrowitz Pell Grant funding shortfalls have occurred and been resolved before UC expends a great deal of time and energy advocating for financial support for students said Nancy Coolidge coordinator for government relations for the University of California Office of the President We expect and hope that Congress will again fund Pell Grants as the law anticipates they will a maximum award for 2011 2012 of 5 550 As of now 8 200 students at UCSC stand to lose aid All students who receive need based financial aid would be affected by the Pell Grant shortfall because a decrease in one fund program causes a shift in all of them said Jaimie Vargas director of strategic planning and communication for Student Affairs at UCSC Genevieve Hammang an Oakes first year who receives the Pell Grant said she has already witnessed a decrease in financial aid Last year my expected family contribution with the FAFSA was 3 000 to 6 000 Hammang said This year it is 17 000 The expected family contribution is the amount of money that a student s family will have to pay after all financial aid is taken into account For students who do not qualify for private loans and students who do not want them the only way around an unaffordable education would be to pursue cheaper tuitions at other schools UCs could potentially lose students to other schools due to their rising expenses and decreasing financial aid In fact first year Cook is planning to leave UCSC next year I m going to a CSU next year because the tuition there is half of the tuition at a UC Cook said At least one statewide organization is currently working to solve this problem The California Public Interest Research Group CALPIRG employs professionals that directly lobby state officials to negotiate the amount of money that goes into education At UCSC CALPIRG raises money by encouraging students to add a 5 expense to their tuition each quarter to contribute to financial aid reserves CALPIRG will be working to show broad face support for a reinvestment in higher education and to stop the Pell Grant cuts this year said UCSC alumna and CALPIRG campus organizer Katie Roper after learning of the Pell Grant cutback Roper also said that CALPIRG has a plan for the new year that involves calling UC students to action With a student board of eight people from different UCs it plans to fight for higher education by getting its concerns publicized by the media Studies have shown that Californians are apathetic to the degradation of higher education Roper said But the UC system helps boost the economy UCOP recently stated

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  • Prop 23 opponents breathe sigh of relief | CALPIRG Students
    to clean energy Companies need to be innovative There are so many avenues to clean energy Choice USA members were positive that the proposition wouldn t pass but they had one concern advertisements Oil companies put a lot of money into advertisements Jenkins said Even though CALPIRG doesn t have a chapter at Cal State Long Beach they represent 40 campuses statewide They had students between the ages of 18 and 24 pledge the month before the election At the end we started to pledge citizens not just students said CALPIRG intern and junior business major Aliya Wishmer Another way Wishmer made last minute efforts to sway voters against Proposition 23 was by calling students through the phone bank at KBEACH and speaking on air about the proposition She believes that students and the youth in general who turned up to vote won the no vote on Proposition 23 This campaign was won by the students Wishmer said CALPIRG is going to match the names of those who signed the pledge to their voting signature to see how the pledge affected voter s decisions Awesome is the one word to describe the students reaction Activist work is what got this proposition to not pass Choice USA organizer and senior teaching major Ciera Carson said These students focused on personal communication explaining the ins and outs of the proposition California is looking at the long term by enforcing carbon limits By finding new energy technology other states and other countries will be able to emulate California s decisions in the larger battle against environmental sustainability Carson said 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

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  • Higher Ed | CALPIRG Students
    more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Tell the Obama Administration Your Student Debt Story Thursday October 30 2014 By CALPIRG Tell us your student debt story and we ll deliver it to the US Department of Education in Anaheim CA next week Related topics Higher Ed Read more about Tell the Obama Administration Your Student Debt Story Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Before entering the classroom of an intro level economics course students get a real life experience with the subject the required textbook costs 290 on Amazon Read more about How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Resource Higher Ed Fixing Broken Textbooks The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years To students and families already struggling to afford high tuition and fees an additional 1 200 per year on books and supplies can be the breaking point As publishers keep costs high by pumping out new editions and selling books bundled with software students are forced to forgo book purchases or otherwise undermine their academic progress Keep Reading about Fixing Broken Textbooks Report U S PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks Fixing the Broken Textbook Market This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market Media Hit Higher Ed Student Loan Overhaul Approved by Congress WASHINGTON Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market cutting off billions

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  • Textbooks | CALPIRG Students
    White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Read more about U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Read more about Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Media Hit Textbooks The Death of Textbooks Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials but it s unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience Read more about The Death of Textbooks Media Hit Textbooks 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 Read more about Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Read more about Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks Report CALPIRG and other Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Read more about Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Read more

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