BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley has committed to eliminating all non-essential single-use plastic with viable alternatives by 2030. This target, adopted by Chancellor Carol Christ, makes history by being the most comprehensive ban of plastic by an institution and the country’s strongest ban on single-use plastic.
This afternoon, CALPIRG students hosted a performance to illustrate the dangers of oil and gas drilling in California. Dozens of students across the state joined in today’s UC-Wide Human Oil Spill by dressing in black and lying down in highly populated areas at eight UCs as a metaphorical oil spill.
On-campus voting rates at UC Santa Barbara increased by more than 243% between 2014 and 2018, according to a report by The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). NSLVE is a project of the Institute for Democracy &… Read more
The 2018-2019 UCLA Undergraduate Student Associated Council (USAC) unanimously passed a resolution at their April 23rd meeting that calls for the university to achieve zero student hunger by 2025.
UC Berkeley becomes biggest American university to fully commit to clean energy
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.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to implement one of the most sweeping Zero Waste ordinances in the US. It sets a timeline for all restaurants, cafes, and bars to phase out plastic food containers and utensils and creates incentives for using reusable products.
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.
TAMPA, FL- All preliminary results point to a record breaking surge in youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections. Students working with the Public Interest Research Groups’ New Voters Project made over 375,000 Get Out the Vote contacts in 11 states.
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!