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  • Great Pacific Cleanup | CALPIRG Students
    Keep Reading Blog Post Oceans Ask L A City Council to ban the bag In the next two weeks the City of Los Angeles could take a huge step toward the biggest plastic bag ban in the country If you and I can keep the city on the path to victory we can stop more than 2 billion plastic bags per year from polluting our streets our parks and our beautiful Pacific Ocean Will you click here and urge L A to ban single use plastic bags Keep Reading Blog Post Oceans Editorial Let s shop green Proposed single use bag ban is right for L A and City Council must not be swayed by manufacturers concerned with their bottom line CALPIRG Students As Los Angeles inches toward a ban on single use plastic and paper bags the industries that produce the bags are trying to convince consumers that hundreds of jobs would be lost if a ban takes effect If they are talking about all the people employed to clean up the millions of trashed plastic bags from the sewers the parks the gutters the rivers the lakes the forests the oceans and pretty much everywhere else then we say great For the most part those are public employee jobs jobs that we pay for we can afford to lose them Keep Reading Blog Post Oceans Plastic Bag Bans on the Rise CALPIRG Students The Oceans campaign has been at it again gathering petitions to ban plastic bags With a ban imminent for Davis they have stepped up to the statewide level Legislation to ban plastic bag statewide is expected be introduced this month More than 4 400 people at UC Davis mostly students signed on to support a local ordinance prohibiting the distribution of single use plastic bags at large retailers Under the proposed plan paper bags would be given for a ten cent fee CALPIRG is working to get support for a similar measure statewide Keep Reading Resource Oceans Great Pacific Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the oceans campaign on your campus Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 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 a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Campaign Resources Great Pacific Clean up Project Packet Related Issues Save

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  • Great Pacific Cleanup | CALPIRG Students
    turtles An estimated 80 of this marine debris comes from land based sources of trash such as single use plastic grocery bags Californians use an average of 12 billion plastic grocery bags each year enough to travel to the moon and back 9 times Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Oceans LA Bag Ban Moves Forward CALPIRG Students CALPIRG students have been working hard to build the grassroots support needed to ban plastic grocery bags in Los Angeles With nearly 1 500 petitions gathered from UCLA students to support such a plan CALPIRG will be working to gather another 1 500 petitions before the City Council s Energy and Environment Committee meeting coming up soon in January Let s Ban the Bag Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Oceans Protecting the Pacific For the fall quarter our lead campaign has focused on protecting our oceans from toxic plastic pollution For over 30 years now we have been aware of giant gyres of swirling trash that clog up the ocean such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch right off our coast The majority of this trash heap is coming from land based sources of junk like single use plastic grocery bags Californians use 12 billion plastic bags every single year and less than 5 of those bags are ever recycled Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Oceans What s on Your Beach CALPIRG students at Santa Cruz are working hard to protect our oceans Primarily students are working to ban plastic bags in the city of Santa Cruz Californians use 12 billion plastic bags every single year and less than 5 of those bags are ever recycled Plastic bags are deadly for the health of aquatic life and the ocean itself Plastic particles can be ingested by fish birds whales and a host of other species which can poison animals and cause them to choke and die Keep Reading Add new comment News Release CALPIRG Oceans CALPIRG Students Support Koretz and L A Bag Ban Ordinance Los Angeles is considering a ban on plastic bags as part of a bag ban ordinance introduced by Councilmember Paul Koretz Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 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 a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Campaign Resources Great Pacific Clean up Project Packet

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  • Great Pacific Cleanup | CALPIRG Students
    and sell 11 9 billion bags are fighting to maintain the status quo fronted by the lobbying team from the American Chemistry Council But we need to do what is best for the Pacific Ocean and our future The rest of the world is already taking action More than 25 countries have plastic bag bans including India and China It s time for California to lead the way to cleaning up plastic pollution in the U S We ve gotten a good start Already fourteen cities and counties have banned plastic bags and another 29 have introduced bans This year we re working to get the 9 cities our chapters are in to ban single use plastic bags and to build support for a statewide ban Sign the Petition to Protect Our Oceans Issue updates Media Hit Oceans Students urge Berkeley to ban plastic bags Environmentalists students a U S poet laureate and a local politician turned up the pressure on Berkeley Wednesday to ban plastic carryout bags Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 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 a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Campaign Resources Great Pacific Clean up Project Packet Related Issues Save Our National Parks Sustainable U Great Pacific Cleanup California uses 12 billion plastic bags per year and all of this plastic not only clogs up our landfills but it also pollutes our oceans Let s ban the bag in California CALPIRG holds a press conference on the quad in order to highlight the number of plastic bags that end up in our oceans Let s Ban the Bag The final shakedown Plastic Bag Monster vs Ninja Sea Turtle Stop the continued pollution of our Pacific Ocean Let s Ban the Plastic Grocery Bag in San Diego County together UCSD CALPIRG s Protect Our Oceans Campaign We want to stop the continued plastic pollution of our oceans Join us It s time to step up and protect our oceans by banning plastic bags Play it safe don t pollute our beautiful beaches The Oceans Campaign prepares for the Captain Earth Plastic Bag Monster battle on campus to get petitions to ban plastic grocery bags in Los Angeles Students on the Ocean campaign collect trash for the What s on Your Beach event while cleaning up the beach in the process CSD

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  • Great Pacific Cleanup Updates | 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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  • Great Pacific Cleanup | CALPIRG Students
    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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  • News Releases | CALPIRG Students
    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 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 about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution News Release CALPIRG Students New Voters Project Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign Berkeley CA A student coalition that includes statewide student government leaders from all three California public higher education systems and CALPIRG s New Voters Project gathered at UC Berkeley on National Voter Registration Day to kick off their youth voter mobilization campaign across the state At the event CALPIRG Education Fund released the results of their student survey on voting The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students Read more about Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign News Release Student PIRGs Textbooks College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point Read more about College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall News Release Higher Ed Student Debt STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Today college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon Read more about STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL News

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  • Reports | CALPIRG Students
    To run for a U S Senate seat in California a viable candidate needs to raise a huge war chest of funds Over the last four campaign cycles the California U S Senate incumbents and their top challengers have each raised an average of 8 8 million from individual donors for their races The competition will likely be even greater in 2016 with the retirement of Sen Barbara Boxer and thus candidates will have to raise even more money Read more about The Cost of Running for US Senate in CA Report CALPIRG Education Fund New Voters Project The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students While the youth vote has played a large and much discussed role in recent elections registration and turnout rates for young voters between the ages 18 24 still lag far behind older voters In the 2012 election 62 2 of eligible young people between 18 24 years old were registered and only half of them 50 8 turned out to vote i The numbers were even lower in the last midterm In the 2010 election cycle only 49 43 of eligible young people between 18 24 years old were registered to vote ii Young voters face more barriers to registration and turnout than older voters Many of them are becoming eligible for the first time they move frequently for school or economic reasons and they are new to the ins and outs of the electoral process Read more about The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students 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

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/node/all/content/report (2016-04-29)
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  • Energy Service Corps | CALPIRG Students
    Energy Service Corp encourages students to make energy pledges Media Hit Energy Service Corps College students to use spring break to help communities energy workshop canceled TRUCKEE Calif CALPIRG s California Public Interest Research Group Energy Service Corps a joint project of CALPIRG and AmeriCorps student volunteers will take time off from spring break to help communities save money on heating and electric bills The student volunteers will perform free energy audits and weatherizations of homes and buildings in Truckee They will also teach energy conservation lessons in schools and run a workshop for community members about energy use and energy efficiency The energy workshop and weatherization for Tuesday March 27 3 6 p m at High Fives Nonprofit Foundation 10775 Pioneer Trail Truckee has been canceled Read more about College students to use spring break to help communities energy workshop canceled 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

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