To fight pollution and prevent the worst impacts of global warming, we’re working to repower our campuses, communities and the country with 100 percent renewable energy.
A college degree is practically a necessity these days, not only for the individual student, but for the economic and social health of the country. But as states cut budgets, and grant aid has diminished, students are relying on loans to pay for college.
The Student PIRGs are pushing back against big money in our elections and working to institute a system of small donor incentive programs, to amplify the voices of the American people over corporations, Super PACs and the super wealthy.
To ensure that every student has access to the high-quality educational materials they need, we’re pushing campuses to switch to free, open textbooks.
Young people are the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country. We’re making sure they register to vote and get to the polls to make their voices heard.
Nothing we use for a few minutes should threaten our health and pollute our future for hundreds of years. We’re calling for campus, city, and statewide bans on single use plastic products, including plastic bags, straws and take-out foam cups and containers.
We rely on bees to pollinate our food. Yet we’re allowing the use of bee-killing pesticides to drive them toward extinction. How does that make any sense? We’re calling on the EPA to ban these toxic pesticides.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and warns that the widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk. We’re calling on the top restaurant chains to commit to serving meat raised without anitbiotics.
America produces more than enough food for everyone. The hard work and ingenuity of people growing our food delivers plenty. We should save the food and resources that would otherwise be wasted and get it to the people who need it.