Raleigh, NC– COVID-19 has reshaped 2020’s election landscape, but that hasn’t stopped the NCPIRG Students New Voters Project from extensive outreach on Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day. The student-led effort on nine North Carolina campuses to take tried-and-tested campaign tactics and adapt them to reach students in an online world.
Durham Technical Community College signed onto the “Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge” – a campus-wide commitment to eliminate all single-use disposable plastics. This initiative was led by NCPIRG Durham Tech and the Durham Tech Student Engagement Office, and supported by the non-profit the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), and the Student PIRGs.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
CHICAGO: Today, McDonald’s released a new policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The company says it will immediately start measuring and assessing antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets. Then, by the end of 2020. McDonald’s plans to set targets for lower use of medically-important antibiotics.
Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million!
Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.
Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.
WASHINGTON D.C. — On Friday, the Student PIRGs won the Youth Category of the American Civic Collaboration Awards, or Civvys.
Earlier today, a group of campus-based organizations released results from the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms