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  • Corporate | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    such as Audubon National Wildlife and Mother Earth New s as well as those you wouldn t necessarily expect like Motorcycle Classics Fast Company and Shape Read more about Go Green National Geographic About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on

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  • Go Green National Geographic | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the Clean Water Act CWA While highly respected and perhaps the inspiration for many in the conservation movement National Geographic lags far behind other publications that you would expect to be on recycled paper such as Audubon National Wildlife and Mother Earth New s as well as those you wouldn t necessarily expect like Motorcycle Classics Fast Company and Shape In order to solve the problems they created National Geographic shouldpartner with its paper company Verso to do the following Ensure the paper mill uses technology that will dramatically reduce pollution into Maine s river End its virgin fiber addiction by beginning to use recycled paper in their magazines Source fiber responsibly by eliminating and prohibiting the use of any fiber coming from controversial sources such as endangered high conservation value forests Make a commitment to the planet by creating a best in class procurement policy that guides its continual environmental improvements over time We are demonstrating support from key constituencies such as students subscribers faculty with a professional connection to National Geographic and campus magazines that use recycled paper By educating and mobilizing students subscribers and faculty through our grassroots and visibility tactics we will demonstrate to National Geographic that its readers are angry that the magazine doesn t Practice What It Prints Issue updates Resource Corporate Go Green National Geographic Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Go Green Nat l Geo campaign on your campus Keep Reading View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware

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  • New Voters Project | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    November 6 2012 By Student PIRGs Check here throughout the day for updates from across the country on Election Day Related topics New Voters Project Read more about ELECTION DAY UPDATES FROM ACROSS NEW JERSEY 11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND Tuesday November 6 2012 By Student PIRGs Check out early morning updates from CO MA NJ and PA Related topics New Voters Project Read more about 11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND Resource Democracy New Voters Project Where to Vote if you re Registered to Vote on Campus Find out where your polling place is if you re registered to vote at your dorm address Keep Reading about Where to Vote if you re Registered to Vote on Campus Resource Democracy New Voters Project Voter Protection Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Voter Protection Toolkit Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Read more about Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Campaign New Voters Project New Voters Project The New Voters Project is the nations largest non partisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day Read more about New Voters

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  • Foods | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    taxpayer subsidies went to junk food ingredients bringing the total to a staggering 18 2 billion since 1995 To put that figure in perspective 18 2 billion is enough to buy 2 9 billion Twinkies every year 21 for every single American taxpayer Read more about Apples To Twinkies 2012 News Release NJPIRG Education Fund Foods AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE PARAMUS 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 NJPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2012 Meanwhile limited subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables would buy one half of an apple per taxpayer The report was released today at the Paramus Farmers Market at Petruska Park in Paramus NJPIRG was joined by Marla Klein the Partnership Coordinator for the Bergen County Community Health Improvement Partnership Read more about AG SUBSIDIES PAY FOR 21 TWINKIES PER TAXPAYER BUT ONLY HALF OF AN APPLE APIECE Media Hit Foods Subsidies Report Reveals Millions Spent On Junk Food Much Less On Organic Foods New Jersey Public Interest Research Groups will release a report Wednesday at the Paramus Farmers Market depicting how tax payer monies are supporting federal subsidies for junk food additives while contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic Read more about Subsidies Report Reveals Millions Spent On Junk Food Much Less On Organic Foods Media Hit Foods Student Grown Produce at Rutgers Provides Fresh Organic Option About one mile from Rutgers University is a plot of farmland that for some students is the Garden of Eden Read more about Student Grown Produce at Rutgers Provides Fresh Organic Option Resource Foods Healthy Foods Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to

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  • Democracy | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Elections WASHINGTON The Top 5 dark money spenders on presidential election ads have reported less than 1 of their spending to the FEC which is all that is required by the agency s insufficient standards according to a new report analyzing the latest campaign filings Read more about New Report Details Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Elections Report Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones Slideshow Democracy New Voters Project Democracy Read more about New Voters Project Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer Thursday May 24 2012 By NJPIRG Students This summer we re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across New Jersey and we d love your help Let us know if you want to volunteer sign up here Related topics Democracy Read more about Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer Resource Democracy New Voters Project Voter Protection Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Voter Protection Toolkit Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Read more about Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost

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  • Energy | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    In a time when safe renewable energy should be made a priority unwise investments continue to threaten our environment and public health Here in New Jersey most of our energy still comes from dirty sources such as nuclear power natural gas gas and oil Read more about Safe Energy Campaign Water Watch NJPIRG is working on campuses and in communities across the state to address our most pressing urban water quality problems Read more about Water Watch Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power Monday January 2 2012 By NJPIRG has a long legacy of protecting the public from the public health threats posed by nuclear power Nuclear power is inherently dangerous potentially catastrophic and a lousy investment for our country The Student PIRGs have worked for more than 30 years to protect public health and safety from the dangers posed by nuclear reactors and storage of nuclear waste In state after state we ve also worked to make sure that American consumers are protected from the enormous costs of building and operating nuclear power facilities Related topics Energy Read more about Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power Slay the Vampires Monday October 31 2011 By Vampire energy also known as standby power refers to the electricity used by electronic appliances and devices while they switch off but still plugged in This occurs in most appliances that use electricity such as DVD players televisions stereos computers iPod chargers cell phone chargers and kitchen appliances Related topics Energy Energy Service Corps Read more about Slay the Vampires About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on

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  • Safe Energy | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    materials 23 times and our Salem plant in southern NJ leaked contaminated water for five years without anyone noticing it was 750 times the EPA radioactive limit for drinking water Our state s power plants put 90 of our state s residents in harm s way Both plants have had their operating licenses extend Immediately we should conduct a thorough safety review of all of our plants to make sure we re finding and quickly addressing any pressing safety problems We should also put a moratorium on any new reactors and start retiring the existing ones Since the crisis in Japan started public support for nuclear power has dropped by more than 15 This shift in public opinion makes it possible to put a ton of pressure on the Obama administration President Obama and members of his Nuclear Regulatory Commission to move away from nuclear power Issue updates News Release NJPIRG Energy Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for Over 3 2 Million New Jerseyans The drinking water for 3 286 373 people in New Jersey could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant says a new study released today by the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Law Policy Center and the Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center Keep Reading Blog Post Energy Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power Our Work to Protect the Public from the Cost and Public Health Threats Posed by Nuclear Power Building a Citizens Movement Calling for a Nuclear Free Future NYPIRG Campaign to Stop Indian Point VPIRG Campaign to Retire Vermont Yankee NJPIRG Campaign to Close Oyster Creek Maryland PIRG Campaign to stop Calvert Cliffs III U S PIRG Research The High Cost of Nuclear Power Keep Reading

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  • Consumer Protection | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Private Loans Sunday October 27 2013 By A NJPIRG study shows that New Jersey has one of the highest number of loan complaints in the country Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Read more about NJPIRG Fights To Inform Students about Private Loans Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Report looks at complaints for loans Read more about Report looks at complaints for loans Media Hit Consumer Protection Report Small businesses burdened by big corporations tax dodges Off shore tax havens cost New Jersey 2 8 billion in lost tax revenue last year enough to pay the salaries of every New Jersey firefighter police officer EMT and 911 dispatcher according to a report issued this week by a public interest group Read more about Report Small businesses burdened by big corporations tax dodges Media Hit Consumer Protection NJPIRG chapter to focus on global warming campaign The University s chapter of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group will promote three campaigns around campus this year that address political social and environmental issues affecting people at a university state and national level Read more about NJPIRG chapter to focus on global warming campaign 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 Resource Consumer Protection Hurricane Sandy Relief Grocery Store

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