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University of California commits to use only 100% renewable electricity sources by 2025

California’s flagship public university system, with 270,000 students across 10 campuses, will use electricity from clean and renewable energy exclusively by 2025, the University of California Office of the President announced today.

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FY18 Open Textbooks Program Appropriation an Important Step for College Students

Today, Congress introduced its budget omnibus bill for the 2018 fiscal year, in which appropriators set aside $5 million for a program to lower textbook costs for students.

Student Government Leaders Unite in Call for Federal Open Textbook Grant Program

Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.

News Release | MASSPIRG Students | Consumer Protection

After New Reports of Stolen Data, MASSPIRG Urging the Legislature to Act

Boston – Last week, Equifax has reported the loss of information for an additional 2.4 million Americans, nearly six months after its massive data breach was first reported. This is yet another reason why MASSPIRG is urging Congress to stop current efforts to let Equifax and the other credit bureaus off the hook for data breaches. 

News Release | Student PIRGs | Waste

Student Advocacy Group Applauds Dunkin’ Donuts’ Move Away From Foam Cups

Student PIRGs applauds Dunkin’ Donuts’ decision last week to phase out expanded polystyrene foam (commonly known as “styrofoam”) cups from its stores by 2020.The change will remove around a billion polystyrene cups, which pollute the ocean and can take centuries to biodegrade, from the waste stream.

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