PIRG in the News

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds.

How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

Media Hit | Waste

Push on to expand state's bottle bill

Fitchburg State University students and faculty are hoping to clean up the city and the state and encourage recycling by advocating for the proposed expansion of the state bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.

Media Hit | Waste

Students speak up for Bottle Bill

MCLA students may have been slightly bewildered on their way to lunch Monday, Feb. 24  when they were greeted in the Marketplace by a large, anthropomorphic plastic water bottle.

Media Hit | Waste

MASSPIRG remains busy on campus

Many students have heard about the organization known as MASSPIRG. With so many other clubs on campus, though, trying to keep track of which one is doing what can become confusing. 

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