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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 A Snapshot of Student Opinions on High Tech Textbooks Summary New technology that has recently entered the marketplace could mean significant savings for students on textbooks The Student PIRGs conducted this survey of college students to provide a snapshot their attitudes toward high tech textbooks Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course Correction The Student PIRGs conducted this study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act The bill included several provisions to lessen the burden of student debt including More than two billion dollars a year

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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 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 Result 2011 Accomplishments Keep Reading Resource Transit 21st Century Transportation Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the transit campaign on your campus this spring Keep Reading Report Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers while one in four provided no fee information at all The report also includes a shopping guide which will compare banking options direct consumers to free and low cost

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=23 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Higher Ed Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks A report by the USPIRG Higher Education Project estimates the impact of transferring 5 billion in student lender bank subsidies to Pell Grant recipients in each state Keep Reading Report Transit Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Keep Reading Report Other Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=24 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Other Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children The incidence of many serious health problems including premature birth learning disabilities behavioral disorders asthma and allergies early puberty obesity diabetes reduced fertility and some types of cancer shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development Keep Reading Report Transit High Speed Rail Public Private or Both Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high speed rail lines in the United States Public private partnerships or PPPs have come to play an important role in the construction of high speed rail lines around the world Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves We just released the 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report We ve made progress but there are still some dangerous toys on the shelves The report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for lead and phthalates both of which have been proven to have serious adverse health impacts on

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=25 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=26 (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 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=27 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=28 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 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

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