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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    water ways the local impacts of development and rules and regulations around storm water and household runoff As always we present the public with problems and offer them tangible applicable solutions based on our research Streamwalking Volunteers patrol the banks of rivers lakes and streams each year We map local water resources test water quality and check for evidence of illegal pollution discharges Many times it is this type of citizen monitoring effort which uncovers potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Report Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Students Textbooks NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a new open textbooks pilot program planned for Spring 2015 may alleviate how hard these costs hit students pocketbooks Keep Reading Resource Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks OPEN TEXTBOOKS Resources at Big Ten

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    of citizen monitoring effort which uncovers potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Media Hit Water Organization works with activists to curb fracking in the Delaware River Basin The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group is working with state activist groups to prevent fracking in the Delaware River Watershed According to a press release by NJPIRG the organization is working with Rep Rush Holt D 12 to appeal to the Delaware River Basin Commission which could prevent drilling in the area Olivia Harry fracking coordinator for NJPIRG said they were reaching out to students for tabling So far the organization has collected more than 700 signatures and has gotten 800 students to call Gov Chris Christie s office Keep Reading Media Hit Students raise public support to advocate for GMO labels Peter Skopec a program associate at New Jersey Public Interest Research Group said the public should be concerned about Genetically Modified Organisms because most GMO crops are designed to lessen the need of pesticide and herbicide use but the chemicals can be very dangerous Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Rutgers students campaign for GMO labeling A group of Rutgers students with the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group NJPIRG Student Chapters called on Stop Shop to label its store brand products for ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms GMOs Friday at

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Blog Post Join us as we launch our campaigns at the NJPIRG Kickoff NJPIRG Students Join us Tuesday Febuary 11th at 7pm for the NJPIRG Spring 2014 Kickoff in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room Come learn about all of our different campaigns this semester and how you can get more involved Speakers include Dean Matt Matsuda from the History Department NJPIRG Advocacy Staff friends from Environment New Jersey and all our Campaign Coordinators that will speak about the awesome events coming up this semester Let us know that ll you be joinging us here Keep Reading Media Hit Transit Millenials reduced their annual driving miles by 23 according to new NJPIRG report New Jersey Public Interest Research Group of Rutgers New Brunswick held a press conference Thursday February 06 2014 to announce the release of a new report titled A New Course How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy by U S PIRG Education Fund Keep Reading 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

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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Blog Post NJPIRG wishes you a safe and happy break This is the season to give thanks and on behalf of NJPIRG we would like to thank everyone for their support through the referendum and this past semester This week NJPIRG held a Canned Food Drive at Fresh Grocer to help spread the Thanksgiving spirit Additionally the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau visited Rutgers to keynote at NPIRG s Avoid the Debt Trap event to teach students about financial literacy and how to be smart in terms of student loans and debt Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Student Debt Avoid the Debt Trap NJPIRG Students Concerned about money matters Want to know the difference between a bank and a credit union Worried about student loans Get a head start on managing your financial future and come to Avoid the Debt Trap How to avoid rip offs manage your debt and make financial decisions for your future Keep Reading Blog Post The Final Stretch This is the final stretch All of us here at NJPIRG are hard at work with the final week of events for the Referendum but the battle isn t over yet We ve collected over 16 000 votes and we re nearly there but we need your hand to help get the rest Want to know how you can help Here s an idea If you text 10 friends to come out and

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=5 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    type of citizen monitoring effort which uncovers potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Blog Post Do you want to win a free t shirt Hey guys The numbers of votes we re receiving is getting higher With approximately 11 600 votes from the Rutgers campuses we re more than half way there Your vote goes a long way from helping run campaigns from fighting tuition raises to ending corporate money in politics We still need your help Shoot a text to your friends and tell them to come out to vote If you text 10 friends you ll get a free t shirt Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt NJPIRG Fights To Inform Students about Private Loans NJPIRG reserach found that New Jersey had the ninth highest number of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the country when it comes to student loans New Jersey students have an average debt load of 25 700 as supposed to the rest of the nation at 24 803 If you have a complaint about your loan check out the CFPB at http www consumerfinance gov Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Report looks at complaints for loans Keep Reading Blog Post We re hiring NJPIRG Students NJPIRG is hiring full time and part time staff

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=6 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Blog Post Referendum Day 2 Day 2 of the Referendum at Rutgers University brought us to about 2 000 votes At our peak hour we had five polling stations open on one campus with Zaka leading today s numbers at 47 conversations in an hour We re aiming to hit 6 400 votes by the end of this week so please text your friends Thanks to all those who voted Keep Reading Blog Post Ban Fracking Rutgers New Brunswick NJPIRG students stood in the cold and rain to educate people about the harm of fracking 191 students signed a petition that will go towards the Secretary of the Interior to pressure her to not approve of petition to start fracking in national parks forests and protected lands We can make a difference Additionally New Brunswick City Council took the first step and banned fracking last week Thank you to all of those who signed Keep Reading Blog Post Health Care So You Need Health Insurance Now What FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Jen Coleman Advocate NJPIRG 775 830 9608 Jen Kim State Director 734 657 6959 NJPIRG Law Policy Center Helps Rutgers Students in New Brunswick and Camden Navigate New Health Insurance Landscape Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project Students exercise their right to vote at

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=7 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    patrol the banks of rivers lakes and streams each year We map local water resources test water quality and check for evidence of illegal pollution discharges Many times it is this type of citizen monitoring effort which uncovers potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Resource SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Summary 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 News Release NJPIRG Law Policy Center Moving Off the Road NJPIRG releases a report showing that people are driving less and want more mass transit options Keep Reading Media Hit Transit Report Shows Dip In Driving In NJ Mass transit advocates in New Jersey are calling for greater investments into public transportation A report issued Thursday by the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Law Policy Center titled Moving Off the Road A State by State Analysis of the National Decline in Driving found that people are moving from behind the steering wheel New Jerseyans drive 5 5 percent fewer miles per day than they did in 2007 Bersi Mesgna with NJPIRG told WCBS 880 s Levon Putney The decline in driving is a

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=8 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Streamwalking Volunteers patrol the banks of rivers lakes and streams each year We map local water resources test water quality and check for evidence of illegal pollution discharges Many times it is this type of citizen monitoring effort which uncovers potentially dangerous pollution problems first Once detected these incidents are reported to state agencies In addition monthly monitoring walks show the gradual changes that may be happening in the water system as well as provide more insight into the impact the waterway has on the community Also a great education tool streamwalking allows volunteers to get to know their local waterways pretty intimately It s a time you set aside to walk along the banks looking for signs of life or pollution Issue updates Report Textbooks Exposing the Textbook Industry Today s college students are under enormous financial pressure The gap between tuition and fees and financial aid leaves many students working long hours through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and universities over the fall semester of 2006 to get their views on textbook industry practices that drive up prices February 2007 Keep Reading Report Textbooks Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Keep Reading Report Textbooks A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services One innovative way to lower textbook

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=31 (2016-04-29)
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