OAKLAND — University of California campuses will start phasing-out single-use plastics, paving the way for campuses free of non-essential plastics by 2030, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and CALPIRG Students announced jointly today. The new policy will transition UC away from plastic bags in retail and dining locations and eventually eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, helping to reduce the production of plastic pollution in California and prevent microplastics from contaminating waterways.
SACRAMENTO — The California Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to support the Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights (AB 376). The landmark bill would empower the Attorney General’s office to license student loan servicers, which will enable greater oversight of potentially predatory lenders. It would also set a new national high water mark for protecting students by ensuring that fundamental consumer protections are granted to borrowers.
This year was supposed to be a comeback year for Kyle Schulz and the College Republicans at Cal Poly Pomona, in eastern Los Angeles County. In 2018, the House district in which the campus resides was caught up in the… Read more
WASHINGTON — A newly announced agreement will protect the finances of millions of Americans who owe money on student loans.
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.
EcoAmerica announced the winners of the 2020 American Climate Leadership Awards in a virtual ceremony today recognizing CALPIRG Students for their successful campaign for a University of California-wide commitment to 100% renewable electricity.
As Winter quarter comes to a close, we’d like to thank all our Gaucho supporters, pledged members, faculty, and administration for supporting our CALPIRG chapter and work to protect the environment, address the high cost of college materials, and promote… Read more
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The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty:
While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.