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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Democracy Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer 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 We ve teamed up with some great artists like My Morning Jacket Phish Wilco Dave Mathews Band Neko Case The Roots and more It should be a ton of fun NJPIRGs New Voters Project is a non partisan campaign to mobilize young voters and turn them out to the polls Keep Reading Blog Post Higher Ed There is no A for effort Here s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=15 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    000 petition signatures 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 News Release Higher Ed Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1 The bottom line is that this is important to future graduates and their families it is a top concern among students and has support from across the political spectrum Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue said Rich Williams higher education advocate for U S PIRG Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed New York Times Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle Rich Williams the higher education advocate for U S Public Interest Research Group said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down This should be a bipartisan issue he said It s something everyone gets Keep Reading Blog Post Transit Why Young People Are Driving Less 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 Keep Reading Report Transit Transportation and the New Generation From World War II until just a few years ago the number of miles driven annually on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=16 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 News Release Higher Ed College Students Subprimed Many of today s college students face unnecessary financial risks by relying on unregulated private student loans to pay for college with some students paying up to 18 percent interest Keep Reading Report Transit The Right Track America s highways and airports are increasingly congested Our nation s transportation system remains dependent on oil And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century The United States should build an efficient and fast passenger rail network with high speed rail as a central component to help address the nation s transportation challenges in the 21st century Keep Reading Report Transit Road Work Ahead 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 Transit A Track Record of Success As America moves toward construction of new high speed rail networks in regions throughout the country we have much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt Washington D C Today

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Obama s call for a Pollinator Health Strategy by temporarily suspending new applications for neonic use until further risk assessments are completed They estimate to complete their evaluations by 2018 but we need the EPA to act faster the EPA can slow bee colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures 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 Resource Consumer Protection Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the consumer campaign on your campus Keep Reading Resource Higher Ed Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Affordable Higher Ed campaign on your campus Keep Reading Resource Sustainability Sustainable U Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Sustainable U campaign on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Clean up on your campus Keep Reading Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus Keep Reading Pages first previous 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/save-bees?page=19 (2016-04-29)
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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    President Obama s call for a Pollinator Health Strategy by temporarily suspending new applications for neonic use until further risk assessments are completed They estimate to complete their evaluations by 2018 but we need the EPA to act faster the EPA can slow bee colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures 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 Resource Hunger Hunger and Homelessness Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus Keep Reading Resource Parks Save Our National Parks Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the National Parks campaign on your campus Keep Reading 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 Resource Foods Healthy Foods Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the health foods campaign on your campus Keep Reading Resource Oceans Great Pacific Clean up Project Packet Summary Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the oceans campaign on your campus Keep Reading Pages first previous 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    In 2015 the EPA responded to President Obama s call for a Pollinator Health Strategy by temporarily suspending new applications for neonic use until further risk assessments are completed They estimate to complete their evaluations by 2018 but we need the EPA to act faster the EPA can slow bee colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures 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 Media Hit NJ group outlines dangerous toys at presentation in Hackensack Keep Reading Media Hit Volunteers tidy up community on Day of Service Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks NJPIRG tour raises awareness on cheaper textbook options Keep Reading Media Hit Sustainability Waste NJPIRG works to ban plastic bag use on campus Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection 2012 Starts with a Win Nick Jermer 2012 has already brought a tremendous victory for students and families Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB The CFPB will rein in the bad business practices of banks lenders and credit card companies The president is doing the right thing for students and consumers and he should know we appreciate it Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 next last 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

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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Textbooks Project Packet Summary Want to join the fight to make textbooks affordable Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the textbooks campaign on your campus Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling Students can breathe a sigh of relief today At least for the next year student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year Keep Reading Blog Post Higher Ed Student Debt Victory for Students NJPIRG Students We did it Over 7 million students will save an average of 1 000 in loan repayments helping us become the next generation of teachers doctors and innovators Friday in a strong display of bi partisan support Congress voted to stop student loan interest rates from doubling This is great news for students who now graduate with an average of 25 000 in student debt twice as much as a decade ago Without Congressional action the interest rate

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=13 (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Watch | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Higher Ed Budget plan proposes cuts to Pell Grants Rep Paul Ryan s budget plan heads to the Senate after it passed in the House of Representatives last week 228 191 Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is Now add hefty fees into that mix Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Campus debit cards can carry downsides Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/campaigns/nj/water-watch?page=14 (2016-04-29)
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