Last semester, MaryPIRG’s Save the Bay campaign, a group of students focused on eliminating waste in local habitats, succeeded in helping to pass a statewide bill to phase out the use of polystyrene (commonly known as “Styrofoam”) cups and containers… Read more
October is here! For us at Fossil Free UMD, this means cooler weather, midterm season, and our panel on fossil fuels. Last Thursday, October 23, we engaged the student body in a conversation with experts on the use of fossil… Read more
More than a hundred students of all years and majors came to MaryPIRG’s kick off event in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union last Monday evening. With overviews and breakout groups for all five current campaigns, food donated by Stamp,… Read more
The United States is one of the top producers in the world of global greenhouse gas emissions. We have a huge responsibility as citizens of this country to help mitigate climate change and it’s effects on the most vulnerable people… Read more
As UMD’s student led- activist organization, MaryPIRG, enters another fall semester with energized leadership, five exciting campaigns (one of them brand new to PIRG), and new tactics that will stir things up on campus, we thought it would be helpful… Read more
The Student PIRGs and Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
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.
On October 2nd, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would be rewarding its first grant through the Open Textbook Pilot grant program to 12 higher education institutions which are working to adopt and promote open educational resources.
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.
On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Save the Bay campaign held our first official table to kick off Plastic Free Tuesdays here on campus.