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  • Parks | MASSPIRG Students
    Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the National Parks campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Save Our National Parks Project Packet About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News 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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more affordable textbooks Students at UMASS Boston show off their energy efficiency knowledge Students at Fitchburg State table for the homeless UMASS Amherst students support more and

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  • Student Debt | MASSPIRG Students
    MASSPIRG As you know unless Congress takes immediate action thousands of us will see our student loan interest rates double from 3 4 to 6 5 just weeks from now on July 1 2012 Related topics Higher Ed Student Debt Read more about Senator Brown Do the math News Release Student PIRGs Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Washington D C Over 9 million students are at risk for increased educational debt due to bank affiliated student debit cards that come with high fees insufficient consumer protections and few options Financial institutions now have affinity partnerships with almost 900 campuses nationwide grafting bank products onto student IDs and other campus cards to become the primary recipient of billions in federal financial aid to distribute to students Read more about Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt The Campus Debit Card Trap Banks and other financial firms are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to form partnerships with colleges and universities to produce campus student ID cards and to offer student aid disbursements on debit or prepaid cards In addition to on campus services such as student ID functions offered on the card some cards offer traditional debit card services linked to bank accounts other cards provide additional reloadable prepaid card functions The disbursement of financial aid and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified Read more about The Campus Debit Card Trap Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Sunday April 8 2012 By Vote Yes Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Read

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  • Sustainability | MASSPIRG Students
    2 000 citizen signatures to help qualify the Bigger Better Bottle Bill for the 2014 ballot Related topics Sustainability Waste Read more about This Semester s Top Campaign The Bigger Better Bottle Bill Slideshow Sustainability Transit NSCC Fall 2013 Sustainability Transit Read more about NSCC Fall 2013 Media Hit Sustainability Bottle bill expansion sidetracked on Beacon Hill BOSTON Supporters of expanding the bottle bill to cover more types of beverages were outraged by a committee vote yesterdaymorning that will likely torpedo the proposal until next January when the next legislative session begins Read more about Bottle bill expansion sidetracked on Beacon Hill Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Sunday April 8 2012 By Vote Yes Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Read more about Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Slideshow Higher Ed Sustainability Waste Umass Amherst Spring 2012 Higher Ed Sustainability Waste Read more about Umass Amherst Spring 2012 Resource Sustainability Sustainable U Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Sustainable U campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Sustainable U Project Packet Slideshow Consumer Protection Energy Sustainability Textbooks UMass Amherst Consumer Protection Energy Sustainability Textbooks Read more about UMass Amherst Pages 1 2 next last About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New

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  • Transit | MASSPIRG Students
    PASSAGE OF THE SHORT TERM FUNDING BILL FOR STATEWIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Late Wednesday night the legislature agreed to provide critical short term funding in order to close the T s budget gap for FY13 and to provide funds to stave off fare hikes and service cuts at the Regional Transit Authorities RTAs around the commonwealth The legislature s decision comes after months of hemming and hawing about how best to deal with the authority s budget gap Read more about STATEMENT OF MASSPIRG STAFF ATTORNEY LIZZI WEYANT ON PASSAGE OF THE SHORT TERM FUNDING BILL FOR STATEWIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Media Hit Transit UMD rally goers push for better public transit DARTMOUTH Calling for better public transit in Massachusetts about 20 people turned out for the Step Up for Public Transportation rally at UMass Dartmouth Thursday night Read more about UMD rally goers push for better public transit Media Hit Transit Campus Goes Green for Public Transportation Salem MA In the spirit of St Patrick s Day Salem State students gathered on campus this month to urge Massachusetts to Go Green for Public Transportation Read more about Campus Goes Green for Public Transportation Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Sunday April 8 2012 By Vote Yes Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Read more about Vote Yes for MASSPIRG Why Young People Are Driving Less Friday April 6 2012 By Student PIRGs Yesterday we released a new report Transportation and the New Generation Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy that shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives Related topics Transit Read more about Why

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  • Waste | MASSPIRG Students
    Read more about This Semester s Top Campaign The Bigger Better Bottle Bill This Semester s Top Campaign The Bigger Better Bottle Bill Wednesday August 28 2013 By Westfield State University Our top priority this semester is to collect 2 000 citizen signatures to help qualify the Bigger Better Bottle Bill for the 2014 ballot Related topics Sustainability Waste Read more about This Semester s Top Campaign The Bigger Better Bottle Bill A Bigger Better Bottle Bill Wednesday August 28 2013 By North Shore Community College Related topics Waste Read more about A Bigger Better Bottle Bill A Bigger Better Bottle Bill Every year we throw away 1 billion beverage containers that s enough to fill Fenway Park past the bleachers But we have one of the most effective recycling programs in the country the Bottle Bill the 5 cent deposit on beer and soda bottles Unfortunately it doesn t include water juice and sports drinks so MASSPIRG is working to pass a Bigger Better Bottle Bill that includes these containers Big business and liquor lobbyists have blocked this pro recycling bill in the legislature for the past decade We can t wait any longer so we re taking this issue to the people Update the Bottle Bill Friday August 30 2013 By UMass Dartmouth For the past ten years we have been pushing for an updated bottle bill in the legislature The updated bill will include water juice and sports drinks and get 1 billion beverage containers out of our landfills and incinerators every year However the bil has been blocked by special interest groups and liquor lobbyists We can t wait any longer so we are taking this to the ballot and let the people decide Read more about Update the Bottle Bill Pages 1 2 3 4 next last Read more about A Bigger Better Bottle Bill Bigger Better Bottle Bill Campaign Every year we throw away 1 billion beverage containers that s enough to fill Fenway Park past the bleachers But we have one of the most effective recycling programs in the country the Bottle Bill the 5 cent deposit on beer and soda bottles Unfortunately it doesn t include water juice and sports drinks so MASSPIRG is working to pass a Bigger Better Bottle Bill that includes these containers Big business and liquor lobbyists have blocked this pro recycling bill in the legislature for the past decade We can t wait any longer so we re taking this issue to the people Bottle Bill goes on tour Tuesday December 3 2013 By UMass Dartmouth We did it Six weeks of hard work and 128 000 petition signatures later the coalition is putting the updated bottle bill on the ballot next year Read more about Bottle Bill goes on tour Pages 1 2 3 4 next last Read more about Bigger Better Bottle Bill Campaign News Release Waste Westfield Students Finish Public Comment Drive for Zero Waste Westfield State students announced the results of their zero

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  • Water | MASSPIRG Students
    Transit Waste Water Read more about Vote Yes for MASSPIRG About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News 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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more affordable textbooks Students at UMASS Boston show off their energy efficiency knowledge Students at Fitchburg State table for the homeless UMASS Amherst students support more and better public transit UMASS Boston students pose with Chancellor Motley Students at UMASS Lowell and Dean of

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  • Vote Yes for MASSPIRG! | MASSPIRG Students
    Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Student Debt Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Westfield State University About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press

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  • Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Updates | MASSPIRG Students
    Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News 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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students

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