As I'm sure you know, California is facing the worst drought we've seen in years. Here are some pretty drastic pictures of the devastation.
Obviously, the best way to tackle our water shortage is to use less water. Here are 7 simple tips for reducing your water usage in daily life:
I am writing one final email this year just to say…thank you!
We have accomplished a lot this year - whether you volunteered, signed a petition, or supported your CALPIRG chapter through the pledge fee – and we couldn’t do it without you.
Check out some of what we’ve accomplished together:
PIRG In The News
College students all over California are being bombarded by a massive campaign to try and get them to register to vote.
KGO's Leslie Brinkley reports from the Cal campus.
Happy National Voter Registration Day! It may not generate as much excitement as National Donut Day, but it should. Too many Californians aren’t registered to vote. As a result, California ranks among the bottom in voter registration nationwide. And as I’m sure you know, if you aren’t registered, you can’t vote. Now if voters received a free donut for registering or updating their registration record, the Golden State would probably shoot to the top.
Students Against Fracking will celebrate a recent initiative placed on the November ballot to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County in an event called “An Afternoon Against Fracking” this Saturday at noon on Campus Point.
Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights, according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus.
Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations, the three issues of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food labeling, the overuse of antibiotics in animals intended for human consumption and an increased presence of Fair Trade Certified food products in stores are the most prominent.
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