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  • Student Consumer Action Network | WISPIRG Students
    for Protecting Consumers Issue updates Resource Consumer Protection Toy Safety Tips Summary From toxic chemicals to choking hazards to dangerous magnets see what dangerous toys to watch out for while you shop Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Health Care WISPIRG talks health care law how it affects students Six months after the Health Care Reform bill passed we released a guide to help young people get health insurance Keep Reading News Release WISPIRG Consumer Protection Corporate POLL SHOWS VOTERS FAVOR STRONG OVERSIGHT OF WALL STREET AND BACK NEW CFPB Madison WI July 18 2012 Financial reforms enacted in response to the financial meltdown remain popular with those likely to vote in 2012 a new opinion poll by Lake Research Partners shows The poll was commissioned by AARP National Council of La Raza NCLR the Center for Responsible Lending CRL and Americans for Financial Reform AFR Saturday July 21 will mark the two year anniversary of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB a new agency with a strong record of successes for consumers despite facing constant unfounded political attacks in its first year of work Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Washington D C Over 9 million students are at risk for increased educational debt due to bank

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/student-consumer-action-network (2016-04-29)
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  • Big Red Go Green - Sustainable U | WISPIRG Students
    way we create products and handle them after their first use Simply put we have the resources and technology to solve nearly all of these problems and the ingenuity to figure out the solutions to the rest We simply need to build the political will to put these solutions into action across the country The polluting industries that cause these problems both have a ton of influence in Washington and in the states and have been doing everything they can to convince the country that a sustainable future isn t in the cards That leaves us in a situation where our neighbors think solving environmental problems can only happen at the expense of economic progress and our political leaders are unwilling to act Issue updates Blog Post Sustainability Protect Clean Air WISPIRG Students Doctors nurses and public health officials agree carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming which threatens our health through dirtier air Left unchecked the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks heart attacks and other fatal diseases Click here to support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Keep Reading Blog Post Sustainability Protect Clean Air WISPIRG Students Doctors nurses and public health officials agree carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming which threatens our health through dirtier air Left unchecked the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks heart attacks and other fatal diseases Click here to support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Keep Reading Media Hit Energy Energy Service Corps Sustainability Green group sows lesson in environmental conservation Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows WISPIRG Energy Service Corps members to teach a group of second graders about energy conservation Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/big-red-go-green-sustainable-u (2016-04-29)
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  • Protect Wisconsin's Lakes | WISPIRG Students
    water by stopping mining in Northern Wisconsin We re also building support for the lakes to guard against any more rollbacks to important protections Issue updates Media Hit Energy Energy Service Corps Sustainability Green group sows lesson in environmental conservation Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows WISPIRG Energy Service Corps members to teach a group of second graders about energy conservation Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Matt Kozlowski WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Wednesday February 15th 7pm 180 Science Hall RSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Wednesday night Come find out more about us share your ideas and meet some great people Keep Reading Blog Post Energy Transit I choo choo choose public transit Matt Kozlowski Hi Friday Congress may vote on a plan to cut all federal money for public transit and spend it on more highways instead Send a message to your representative today Invest in our country s public transportation not our dependence on oil The plan is to pay for more highways by selling off rights to drill for oil and gas all over America s land and water Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste We couldn t have done it without you Matt Kozlowski Hi Thanks for being part of WISPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Energy Sustainability Slay the vampires save the world Matt Kozlowski Slay the vampires save the world Keep Reading Add new comment Pages 1 2 3 4 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/protect-wisconsins-lakes (2016-04-29)
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  • News Releases | WISPIRG Students
    U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position News Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Read more about U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution News Release Student PIRGs Textbooks College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point Read more about College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall Pages 1 2 3 4 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin

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  • Multimedia Gallery | WISPIRG Students
    legislators to keep lake protections in place Check out the Badger Herald s coverage of the event Read more about Video from our Algae Plunge Mad Fast Trains Tuesday March 8 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Two stars of the hit show Mad Men are big fans of high speed rail And they ve teamed up with U S PIRG and the humor website Funny or Die to make a short video that s launching on the site today Transit Read more about Mad Fast Trains Slideshow UW Madison Read more about UW Madison Slideshow Energy Sustainability Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Energy Sustainability Read more about Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Slideshow Democracy New Voters Project Democracy Read more about New Voters Project Slideshow Higher Ed Affordable Higher Education Higher Ed Read more about Affordable Higher Education Slideshow Higher Ed Save Student Aid Higher Ed Students organizing against financial aid budget cuts Read more about Save Student Aid About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market 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 Report WISPIRG 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 the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off

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  • Contact | WISPIRG Students
    a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands

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  • Sustainable U/Big Red Go Green | WISPIRG Students
    Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/slideshows/wi/sustainable-ubig-red-go-green (2016-04-29)
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