Sustainability

Our Earth Day highlights reel

As we wrap up the spring semester on the east coast, I’m happy to share that this enthusiasm for action hasn’t waned. PIRG students across the country organized more than 50 local actions and events with more than 800 attendees for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Washington state bans single-use plastic grocery bags

Seattle, WA – Governor Inslee signed the Reusable Bag Bill Wednesday, which will ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide. The legislation, which goes into effect on Jan 1, 2021, bans retailers from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and requires an 8-cent charge for other bags.

We banned fracking in Maryland!

Check out this blog post by MaryPIRG Students campaign coordinator Devorah Stavisky on how they helped ban fracking in Maryland!
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We helped save the CA Bag Ban!

Last Fall’s Election was a whirlwind. One thing we should all be excited about is that in California, we continue to push the envelope in protecting the environment. We’re so happy that California’s citizens voted to uphold the ban on single-use… Read more

Take action today to stop the mining industry’s misleading radio ads

After the EPA made their historic announcement for the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution, the National Mining Association started airing deceptive radio ads about our electricity bills nearly doubling. Here’s how you can take action today to stand up for stopping global warming.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Should Flunk the Climate Test

Today, the State Department released an environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Just this week, President Obama reiterated his commitment to tackling global warming. Secretary of… Read more