This year CALPIRG Students engaged 2,000 volunteers and worked to ban single-use plastics and turn out the youth vote. Read more in our annual report.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as safe as possible. For up to date information about the… Read more
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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