Updates

CALPIRG wins national award for work to fight climate change

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.

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

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: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

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.

An update from CALPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

Students host UC-wide “Human Oil Spill”

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.

CALPIRG Students at UCLA wins campaign to phase out single-use plastics

A few years ago, when I first moved to Southern California, I decided to learn how to surf. My favorite part about surfing in San Diego is swimming out past where the waves break to where the water is still and just lying down on the board, looking into the water. But those idyllic waters are changing rapidly, and not for the better.

UCLA to phase out single-use plastics

By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift. CALPIRG Students at UCLA campaigned to make it happen. “My generation is concerned about the immense… Read more