All Campaigns

Campaign | Transit

21st Century Transportation

From high speed rail to mass transit, it’s time for us to get on the right track. Americans all want a safe, clean transportation system that lets us all get where we need to go – but our current system just isn’t working.

Campaign | Higher Ed

Affordable Higher Education

A college degree is practically a necessity these days, not only for the individual student, but for the economic and social health of the country. But as states cut budgets, and grant aid has diminished, students are relying on loans to pay for college.

Campaign | Hunger

Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness

We know we can live in a world where everyone has a roof over their head, enough food to eat and access to clean drinking water. Unfortunately, despite some advances we’re far from this vision.

Consumer Action Network

Our economy needs to be fair to consumers in order to function. While a company may make a short-term profit from ripping off consumers or putting an unsafe product on the market, it's not good for anyone in the long term.

Energy Service Corps

Energy Service Corps helps people save energy, save the environment and save money all at the same time. We do that first by educating communities about energy efficiency -- in schools, at community events, and even at people's doorsteps! We also assist communities through service projects and events that help homeowners, local non-profits, and public officials achieve greater energy efficiency right away, sealing leaks around doors and windows, replacing old lightbulbs with more efficient CFLs and referring homeowners to local energy audit and retrofit services.

Campaign | Corporate

Go Green National Geographic

National Geographic is known as a leader in stewardship, so most of their readers would be shocked to learn that while highly respected and perhaps the inspiration for many in the conservation movement, National Geographic lags far behind other publications that you would expect to be on recycled paper, such as Audubon, National Wildlife, and Mother Earth News, as well as those you wouldn’t necessarily expect, like Motorcycle Classics, Fast Company, and Shape.

Campaign | Textbooks

Make Textbooks Affordable

Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous. With student debt skyrocketing, young people can't afford to spend $1200 on books and supplies every year. Together, we can change that.

New Voters Project

The New Voters Project is a non-partisan effort that engages, educates, and inspires young voters to be active participants in the political process. As the history of our successes demonstrate, our peer-to-peer organizing model achieves measurable increases in voter registration and voter turnout rates while building the next generation of civic leaders. 

Campaign | Foods

Stop Subsidizing Obesity

Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the public good, yet we’re handing out taxpayer subsidies to big agribusinesses to help subsidize junk food. Huge, profitable corporations like Cargill and Monsanto are pocketing tens of billions in taxpayer dollars, and turning subsidized crops into junk food ingredients—including high fructose corn syrup.

Campaign | Student Debt

Student Debt Alert

The Student PIRGs envision a world in which qualified students who want to go to college can do so, without burdensome student loan debt to hold them back after graduation. 

Campaign | Sustainability

Sustainable U

The way we live our lives is putting our environment and public health at risk.  Nearly all of our energy comes from sources that cause air pollution, mining and drilling pollution and contribute to global warming.  But we have solutions to these problems and students on campuses around the country are getting them put into practice and building long term support for energy solutions.

Campaign | Waste

Zero Waste

In 2007, we threw out 570 billion pounds of waste.  What's terrible is that much of that waste could have been recycled, broken down and reused or simply didn't need to be there in the first place.  We're working on campuses across the country to get our campuses to reduce, reuse and recycle while building long-term support for zero waste.