Public Interest Research Group in Michigan

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Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) is a non-profit organization that is part of the state PIRG organizations.

PIRGIM has a history of working on a variety of issues, such as cleaning Michigan's waterways,[1] toy safety,[2] and chemical safety.[3]

History

The PIRGs emerged in the early 1970s on U.S. college campuses. The PIRG model was proposed in the book Action for a Change by Ralph Nader and Donald Ross.[4] Among other early accomplishments, the PIRGs were responsible for much of the Container Container Deposit Legislation in the United States, also known as "bottle bills."[5][6]

Notable members and alumni

Phil Radford, environmental leader

Affiliate organizations

References

  1. "Michigan waterways At Risk" (PDF). Retrieved August 26, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Toy Safety in Michigan. Retrieved August 26, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Widely Used Flame Retardants Break Down Into Banned Chemicals and Threaten Health". Retrieved August 26, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Nader, Ralph; Donald Ross (1972). Action for a Change: A Student's Manual for Public Interest Organizing. New York: Grossman Publishers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "PIRG Backs "Bottle Bill"". Boston College. Retrieved 2013-08-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Bottle Bill Beverage Containers Recycling Program". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-08-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Brian Imus". Illinois PIRG. Retrieved 2013-08-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Philip D. Radford, Greenpeace, Executive Director". Fund for the Public Interest. Retrieved 2013-07-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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