Amid skyrocketing textbook prices, members of UConnPIRG, University of Connecticut’s chapter of the Public Interest Research Group, are working to convince the university to take measures to reduce student spending on essential course materials. “While I think that every issue that UConnPIRG focuses… Read more
Tonight, UConnPIRG — a prominent on-campus student advocacy organization — is holding its Fall kickoff event, where interested students can learn more about the organization and listen to guest speakers before officially commencing campaign work for the semester. The Daily Campus already… Read more
UConnPIRG, the University of Connecticut’s chapter of the Public Interest Research Group, wants to make the world better one change at a time, said Emily O’Hara, UConnPIRG chapter chair, UConnPIRG students board of directors vice chair, New Voters Project coordinator and seventh-semester political science and English double major. … Read more
Hartford – It’s no secret that plastic pollution is littering our oceans. Public consciousness about the prevalence of plastic has heightened in recent years and is causing individuals to use their own metal straws, reusable water bottles, and grocery bags. Some say that individual choices to be more sustainable are good, but that we need more broad-sweeping action in order to move toward a zero waste society.
University of Connecticut students can vote this week on whether they wish to reaffirm the UConnPIRG and The Daily Campus semesterly fees and increase the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) fee by $1.
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
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.
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 activist group UConn PIRG hosted a charity showcase on Tuesday to raise funds and awareness for the hungry and homeless population. The showcase included student acapella and dance clubs and featured two guest speakers. The event collected donations to benefit the Windham No Freeze project.
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.