Student Leadership:
Chapter Chair – Kayla Roskey, kroskey1019@gmail.com

Jen Smallwood // Campus Organizer

jsmallwood@njpirgstudents.org, (720) 227-3655

Current Campaigns:

Break Free from Plastics
This semester we’re taking on plastics for our lead campaign. Our goal is to get the Rutgers campus in Camden to ban single use plastic bags. By doing this, we can join the other college campuses across the country that are saying no to plastic pollution.

Make Textbooks Affordable
Open & Affordable Textbooks: college is expensive, and the skyrocketing costs of textbooks aren’t helping. NJPIRG Students helped launch the Open & Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Project at Rutgers, and continues to work for more affordable educational materials by educating professors on OER books and mobilizing against the rise of expensive access codes and other new initiatives running up costs for students.
Weekly Meeting

Hunger and Homelessness
No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people. Our Hunger Campaign takes our passion and dedication to solving social issues like these and harnesses it through a combination of direct service, fundraising events, and political advocacy.

Save the Bees
We’re working with Bee farmers, administrators, and students to try and convince city hall to make Newark one of the only Bee City USA certified Bee Cities in the State of New Jersey. We simply just can’t survive without Bees, and we need to do our best to help them thrive for generations to come!

Get the Lead Out
Our toxins campaign is focusing on one of the most prevalent problems in our Newark community: Lead. Lead poisoning can cause developmental delays, abdominal pain, neurologic changes, and irritability. At very high levels, it can be fatal–especially to our most vulnerable populations. Our toxins campaign plans to educate the community and move our city forward to eliminate this issue so we can have a healthier community, and a cleaner environment.

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