Updates

Dining Services switches from plastic to paper bags

University of Connecticut Dining Services and UConnPIRG are collaborating to eliminate plastic bags on campus and replace them with environmentally-friendly brown paper bags, according to dining services director C. Dennis Pierce and PIRG member Kelly Rafferty.

McDonald’s Takes Step to Protect Public Health

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. 

Student-Led Movement Inspires Historic Midterm Turnout

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.

UConnPIRG hosts ‘Ballot Block Party’

Several University of Connecticut organizations hosted giveaways, talked to students about voting and offered free cake to get students excited about voting in this year’s midterm elections at UConnPIRG’s Ballot Block Party on Friday.

UConnPIRG has record-setting kick-off event

Student activist group UConnPIRG had its largest kick-off in chapter history last night with 174 students in attendance, passing the previous record of 168 students set in 2003.