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    UCSB Student Advocates for Environmental Protection in Washington D.C.

    Students call on Federal Government leaders to act on climate change, pollution, and other environmental issues

    UCSB second-year Jake Twomey participated in a national gathering of young people in our nation’s capital this week to call on their Members of Congress and leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency to take action on a range of different environmental topics including stronger restrictions on soot, reductions climate pollution from power plants, and protecting water from lead and toxic PFAS pollution. Jake attended as a member of the local CALPIRG Students chapter at UCSB. 

    “Our generation really understands how important it is to protect our environment,” said Jake, CALPIRG student leader, “We’ve all seen what happens when we don’t put our environment and communities first, but we have the capability to make great progress on these issues if we organize and make our voices heard.”

    The gathering was part of an EPA event to announce the National Environmental Youth Advisory Council, a cohort of young people to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Administrator on how to increase EPA’s efforts to address a range of environmental issues as they relate to youth, with an emphasis on communities below 29 years of age. 

    This quarter, members of the CALPIRG Students chapter at UCSB are currently working on a campaign to commit UCSB to 100% clean energy sector-wide. This campaign is building on a previous campaign winning a commitment to 100% clean, purchased electricity for the university.


    The Student PIRGs is a network of student-run and student-funded organizations that work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Our network on over 100 campuses provides the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. For over 40 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

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