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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

University of Florida Student Government passes 5th resolution calling on administration to commit to 100 percent renewable energy

Senators from the University of Florida’s student government association unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the university to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Student government to the University of South Florida: It’s time to commit to 100% renewable energy

TAMPA — By unanimous consent, senators from the University of South Florida’s student government association have passed a resolution calling for the university to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Student governments at UCF and UWF call for 100 percent renewable energy commitments

ORLANDO AND PENSACOLA — By an overwhelming margin, student governments at the University of Central Florida and the University of West Florida each passed resolutions calling for their school to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

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