Ohio Public Interest Research Group
In the United States, Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) are non-profit organizations that employ grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, investigative journalism, and litigation to affect public policy.
Ohio PIRG's mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.
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. 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." 
Notable members and alumni
- "U.S. PIRG: About Us". Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "Ohio PIRG"". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
- Nader, Ralph; Donald Ross (1972). Action for a Change: A Student's Manual for Public Interest Organizing. New York: Grossman Publishers.
- "PIRG Backs "Bottle Bill"". Boston College. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
- "Bottle Bill Beverage Containers Recycling Program"". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
- "Phillip D. Radford, Greenpeace, Executive Director". Fund for the Public Interest. Retrieved 2013-07-19.