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McDonald’s Takes Step to Protect Public Health

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. 

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Renewable Energy 101: Tools to move campuses toward renewable energy

Last week, the Student PIRGs released a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report report detailing 11 strategies and tools that universities can use to move towards meeting 100 percent of their energy needs with renewable sources.

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Student-Led Movement Inspires Historic Midterm Turnout

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.

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OPEN TEXTBOOKS PILOT RENEWED, SAVING COLLEGE STUDENTS UP TO $50 MILLION

Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million!

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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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