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  • Parks | CALPIRG Students
    more visitors in 2009 but could face budget cuts in the coming year Proposed budget cuts would come on top of billions of dollars in funding shortfalls making it harder for parks stewards to hire park rangers host educational programs maintain general facilities and trails and preserve the Best of America At a time when more and more people are visiting our national parks we should be giving our parks more resources not digging the hole deeper Read more about Save Our National Parks 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 Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS

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  • Foods | CALPIRG Students
    high fructose corn syrup enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year according to CALPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy one half of an apple per taxpayer Read more about AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE Report CalPIRG Education Fund Foods Apples To Twinkies 2012 At a time when America is facing an obesity epidemic crushing debt and a weak economy billions of taxpayer dollars are subsidizing junk food ingredients Read more about Apples To Twinkies 2012 Media Hit Foods Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Source Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies A new study released Wednesday in San Diego shows that American taxpayers are subsidizing junk food at a level that dwarfs federal support for healthy foods Read more about Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Source Farm Bill Study Junk Food Crops Get the Bulk of Federal Subsidies Media Hit Foods Report Most Taxpayer Money Subsidizes Junk Food A consumer report released Wednesday revealed the majority of taxpayer subsidies are being funneled toward crops used to make junk food and food additives like high fructose corn syrup Read more about Report Most Taxpayer Money Subsidizes Junk Food Media Hit Foods CALPIRG Releases Subsidize Junk Food Report CALPIRG is meeting with Congresswoman Lois Capps tomorrow to talk about the upcoming farm bill discussions and where priorities should be for federal farm subsidies Read more about CALPIRG Releases Subsidize Junk Food Report Resource Foods Healthy Foods Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the health foods campaign on your campus Keep Reading

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  • Stop Subsidizing Obesity | CALPIRG Students
    federal spending at all time highs your support can help us finally beat Big Ag and end subsidies for junk food Tell Congress Stop Subsidizing Obesity Issue updates Video Blog Foods CALPIRG visits yummy tummy farms Keep Reading Media Hit Foods Federal Subsidies Support Junk Food Instead Of Fresh Food Report Says Citing the obesity epidemic among America s children a California consumer group says federal subsidies support junk food instead of fresh food CALPIRG s report is called Apples to Twinkies 2012 because it says producers of corn syrup are financially favored over apple growers Keep Reading Media Hit Foods STUDY Farm Bill Contributing To America s Obesity Crisis While Congress struggles to push a Farm Bill through before the critical legislation expires a new report by the California Public Interest Group CALPIRG highlights an underdiscussed problem with the way the law has been structured in the past it s making us unhealthy CALPIRG researchers found that the crop subsidies in the Farm Bill overwhelmingly went to ingredients that fuel the junk food industry rather than fresh fruits and vegetables As a result the subsidies artificially driving down prices for the very foodstuffs fueling the nation s obesity crisis Keep Reading News Release CalPIRG Education Fund Foods AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE Los Angeles CA Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup enough to pay for 21 Twinkies per taxpayer every year according to CALPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy one half of an apple per taxpayer Keep Reading Report CalPIRG Education Fund Foods Apples To Twinkies 2012 At a time when America is facing an obesity epidemic crushing

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  • Stopping Global Warming | CALPIRG Students
    semester or your last you have probably been approached at least once by the on campus environmental group CalPIRG Perhaps you ve accumulated a ton of their flyers and emails by now maybe even texts Perchance you ve heard about their campaign called Berkeley Go Solar If you don t know too much about it yet now is your chance to learn Keep Reading Blog Post Energy We Won A Million Clean Cars CALPIRG Students This is a pretty important step in our fight to curb global warming emissions Here in California the number one source of global warming pollution comes from cars We ve had the technology to produce zero emission vehicles for years now but the oil industry has been doing what they can to keep us dependent on dirty fossil fuels The Million Clean Cars program will make it cheaper and easier for Californians to switch to clean cars and reduce their global warming impact We re really excited that the legislature passed it and that Governor Brown signed it Keep Reading Blog Post Energy UC Goes Solar Congrats CALPIRG Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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  • Consumer Protection | CALPIRG Students
    more about CALPIRG at UCLA Media Hit Consumer Protection Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group CALPIRG and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations the three issues of Genetically Modified Organism GMO food labeling the overuse of antibiotics in animals intended for human consumption and an increased presence of Fair Trade Certified food products in stores are the most prominent Read more about Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility Media Hit Consumer Protection See Which Airlines Get the Most and Least Complaints Spirit Airlines generated the most complaints per 100 000 passengers and Southwest the least according to a study released Thursday The study by the CALPIRG Education Fund analyzed complaint data for 13 large domestic airlines lodged with the U S Department of Transportation s Aviation Consumer Protection Division from 2009 through 2013 It found that most complaints are about delayed or canceled flights Read more about See Which Airlines Get the Most and Least Complaints Resource Consumer Protection Avoid the Debt Trap A guide for students to avoid ripoffs from credit cards and big banks Keep Reading about Avoid the Debt Trap Avoid the Debt Trap Wednesday March 5 2014 By CALPIRG As college students we are new to managing money and that makes us vulnerable to the misleading practices of banks Confusing deceptive practices from banks and financial institutions can lead to sky high debt and financial crisis in the short term and impact our financial health for years to come Make sure that you have the tools to protect yourself and manage the basics of personal finance by getting our online guide to Avoid the Debt Trap Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about Avoid the Debt Trap Resource Consumer Protection SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information This guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Keep Reading about SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Resource Consumer Protection Toy Safety Tips From toxic chemicals to choking hazards to dangerous magnets see what dangerous toys to watch out for while you shop Keep Reading about Toy Safety Tips Report Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U S Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland Media Hit Consumer Protection New Account Fraud The California Public Interest Research Group has released a

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  • Sustainable U | CALPIRG Students
    and beaches and kill thousands of sea turtles every year That s why CALPIRG helped make California the first state in the country to ban plastic grocery bags Keep Reading Blog Post Energy CALPIRG TO CPUC UTILITIES SHOULD PAY CONSUMERS FAIRLY FOR THEIR ROOFTOP SOLAR We are really concerned about the impacts of global warming on California and our planet and we are tired of watching nothing be done to change our consumption To end our dependence on polluting fossil fuels California needs vastly more solar energy than we have today Keep Reading News Release CALPIRG Students Energy Coalition Delivers 130 000 Signatures to CPUC In Support of California s Successful Solar Net Metering Program Keep Reading Media Hit Energy CALPIRG s Go Solar Campaign What you need to know Whether it s your first semester or your last you have probably been approached at least once by the on campus environmental group CalPIRG Perhaps you ve accumulated a ton of their flyers and emails by now maybe even texts Perchance you ve heard about their campaign called Berkeley Go Solar If you don t know too much about it yet now is your chance to learn Keep Reading Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 next last View All RSS Feed 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

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  • CALPIRG Students | CALPIRG Students
    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 Students in Action Like Us Follow

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  • California Go Solar! | CALPIRG Students
    pressuring states and cities to eliminate the policies that allow solar power to flourish If we want to keep moving closer to 100 renewable energy we need a proactive ground campaign to continue to build support and implement policies that will work to expand solar and build up local champs to defend our solar future Our goal is to get cities across California to Go Solar by committing to ambitious solar goals and implementing policies to go solar A recent report by Environment America Shining Cities shows that the cities leading the way with solar development have taken proactive steps to make solar a simple affordable option for all residents We can work with Environment California staff experts to narrow down these policies into ten simple steps cities can take to Go Solar We then work to get our city to adopt these local solar policies This will make it easier for more people to go solar quicker across the state and help us develop more solar champions to defend solar in the future Many city council members go on to run for other political office so we will be building champions for the long run too In most of our community there are city council leaders who do care about tackling this problem and would love to champion a good solar policy initiative for their city We will work to identify solar leaders in the city council to support City Go Solar Solar is very popular 92 of voters in a national poll supported policies to expand solar power so once we have the leaders we just need to create opportunities for them to lead on the issue We will do this by showing them the strong public support from campuses the local business community and neighborhoods We need volunteers to help organize visible events on campus that demonstrate the popularity of solar and build the momentume we need to win Most campuses are already planning solar powered rock concerts solar powered dance parties and solar powered smoothie events on campus Get Involved today to help make sure we win Campaign Updates Blog Post Energy WANTED Summer Staff and Interns Keep Reading Blog Post Energy Update 20 000 Petitions In CALPIRG at UC Santa Barbara Fracking is an extremely dangerous form of drilling that uses millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals If we allow oil companies to frack in California we face an environmental nightmare millions of gallons of water that we don t have will be wasted not to mention we ll destroy our beautiful places and contribute more to our global warming problem Keep Reading Blog Post Energy Happy Earth Day Take Action for the Earth Today CALPIRG This earth day we are reminded once again that our planet s climate is changing we are facing the worst drought in California history and the wildfires and superstorms over the past year have become the new normal California is the 12th largest emitter of carbon

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