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Students push our country forward
Students have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. But students only make real progress when they are organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. That’s where we come in: For almost 50 years, the Student PIRGs have been working to amplify the power of student activism. We help students make real change, right now, that will help all Americans live more meaningful lives and have a greener and healthier future.
Helping students make a difference right now
Right now, PIRG students are working to: convince at least 50 colleges to meet their energy needs with 100 percent renewable sources; save the bees that pollinate our foods by banning the sale of bee-killing pesticides; and move us closer to zero waste by working to ban single-use foam take-out containers, plastic grocery bags and other plastic junk we can all live without. As the nation struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve also advocated for policies that will keep people healthy and safe during the crisis. And we’ve made sure that our crucial organizing work can happen digitally, so that we can continue engaging our future leaders in making real change.
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Building a brighter future
We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that's greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, you can help build that future today.