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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Blog Post Hunger Camden Students Tackle Hunger Homelessness Rutgers Camden students came together for Hunger Awareness Week to highlight the importance of helping out the local community During the week students fundraised over 1 000 for the local food pantry and educated hundreds of students on campus Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Sustainability Waste NJPIRG Plastic Bag Day of Action NJPIRG students organized a Day of Action to highlight the need to ban plastic bags on campus Plastic bags are a nuisance they litter our streets they get caught in the bushes and the trees and end up our streams rivers and eventually end up in the ocean There is even a trash island twice the size of texas floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Energy Energy Service Corps Slay the Vampires Vampires have likely invaded your room Don t be alarmed You can handle this Yes we are talking about vampire electronics but the danger is real These vampires suck Ipod chargers computer chargers phone chargers these electronics are sucking energy even when not in use Please unplug your chargers when you aren t using them Slay the vampires save energy save money and save the world About Vampire Energy Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Truth about Credit Cards Credit Cards More and more college students are graduating with credit card debt every year We are working to limit the marketing credit card companies can do on campus and also to provide better credit management information Here are some important guidelines To Avoid Credit Card Trouble Keep Reading News Release Textbooks Textbook Rebellion

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=26 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Blog Post Textbooks Ripoff 101 Tips for Saving on Textbooks It s been 8 years since we launched a campaign to make textbooks more affordable I m impressed by the progress we ve made but there s still much work to be done It s buying season though so before I give the rundown on the campaign check out the NYT s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Higher Ed Pell Grants Protected in Budget Cuts Pell Grants Protected in Budget Cuts As budget cuts continue to dominate politics in Washington DC there was only one thing both sides of the aisle could come together and agree on in the latest round of budget cuts protect the Pell Grant program Keep Reading Blog Post Famine spreads in Africa Famine spreads in Africa In the last 90 days 29 000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died and if we don t do something now the death toll will grow by tens of thousands more Keep Reading Blog Post History of Accomplishments the Last 40 Years Recent Accomplishments NJPIRG along with Student PIRGs across the country have a 40 year history of advocating for students the environment and consumers Here are just a few of NJPIRG s recent accomplishments Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Renter s Rights Guide Dan Xie Renters Rights Many of us have had regrettable experiences with landlords and in our renting situations but we renters have rights too

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=27 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Blog Post Don t get ripped off this Spring Break Spring Break Travel Rip offs Spring break trips can go from paradise to disaster when prearranged travel packages turn out to not be what they seem We surveyed spring break travel ads found at colleges in a dozen communities around the country in our report Spring Broke How to Avoid a Spring Break Rip off Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection FAILbook Guide Guide to Controlling Your Information on Facebook Facebook makes it pretty tough for you to control who gets to see your personal information This guide will walk you through step by step how to adjust your settings to control who can see your information on Facebook Keep Reading Report Textbooks A Cover to Cover Solution The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market rentals e books and e readers and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks The report finds that student preferences vary widely and that options like rentals and e books only appeal to a subset of students Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students Keep Reading Report Concept Plan Since its founding over 35 years ago the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Student Chapters civic engagement public interest research and advocacy program has pursued the mission of promoting an ethic of civic responsibility by actively engaging students in a broad range of social issues In doing so NJPIRG Student Chapters has made a

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=28 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Guide to Financial Aid Financial Aid A college degree is pretty much a necessity these days but few of us can afford to pay for it without some form of outside aid Outside aid comes in the form of grants and scholarships which we don t have to pay back and loans which we do have to pay back Finding Grants and Scholarships Keep Reading News Release Textbooks New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall BOSTON Mass August 26 2010 Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester The average student spends 900 per year on textbooks and new calculations by NJPIRG Student Chapters show that costs have increased at an astounding rate textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades 1990 2009 Keep Reading News Release Textbooks New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs A groundbreaking federal law designed to tackle the rapidly rising cost of textbooks has kicked in just in time to impact college students this fall The law which was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=29 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Resource Other Activist Toolkit Summary This Activist Toolkit provides any intern or volunteer with the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service projects and win reforms both on and off campus for students and the public interest Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Resource Consumer Protection Toy Safety Tips

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=9 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Media Hit Hunger NJPIRG throws dodge ball game to raise funds for storm victims Instead of going out for drinks on Friday night some students and their friends faced off in a dodge ball game to help raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy Keep Reading News Release New Voters Project Youth Share of Electorate Rises Campus Precincts Post Turnout Increase Washington DC According to exit polls issued by national media outlets the youth share of the electorate increased to 19 percent in 2012 over 18 percent in 2008 Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project ELECTION DAY UPDATES FROM ACROSS NEW JERSEY Student PIRGs Check here throughout the day for updates from across the country on Election Day Mckenzie a sophomore at Rutgers New Brunswick likes voting AND mustaches Keep Reading Blog Post New Voters Project 11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND Student PIRGs As Election Day dawned on college campuses around the country students awoke to a voting buzz and long lines already forming at the polls

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=10 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Resource Democracy New Voters Project Where to Vote if you re Registered to Vote on Campus Summary Find out where your polling place is if you re registered to vote at your dorm address Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hurricane Sandy Response Toolkit Summary The best way to immediately help the victims of a natural disaster is to fundraise and get the funds to on the ground relief organizations as quickly as possible Check out our toolkit for tips Keep Reading Media Hit Hunger NJPIRG campaign works with church A woman with two children of her own and four foster children came into a church looking for food and clothing because the foster system did not give her enough money to support her family Keep Reading Report NJPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=11 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Latest Numbers on Outside Spending Secret Money and Super PAC Fundraising for 2012 Keep Reading Report NJPIRG 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 In this report we find that in 2011 over 1 28 billion in 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 Keep Reading 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=12 (2016-04-29)
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