San Francisco, CA – It is a challenge to save money when shopping for a cell phone, but it needn’t be. The California Public Interest Research Education Fund (CALPIRG) released today a new cell phone shoppers’ guide titled Making the Right Call: A Consumers' Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan, offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone
This week, Lucas Zucker of the CALPIRG chapter at UC Berkeley testified in support of Cheaper Textbooks in the California Legislature. Here is his testimony:
The Oceans campaign has been at it again gathering petitions to ban plastic bags. With a ban imminent for Davis, they have stepped up to the statewide level.
In the annual State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed measures to bring relief to almost 8 million students who will see their student loan interest rates double on new loans starting July 1st, 2012.
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Video:CALPIRG’s Energy Service Corps spent their spring break week weatherizing the Merced fairgrounds building! Click on link to watch.
This weatherization event was part of the Energy Alternative Spring Break Service Trip, a new program in California to train students from all across the state to help their communities reduce energy use. The project was spearheaded by the Energy Service Corps, a joint venture between the statewide public interest group CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group Foundation) and AmeriCorps.
Due to miscalculation, federal grant money to be cut by 15 percent.
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