Public Interest Research Group in Michigan
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
- The Fund for Public Interest Research
- Environment Michigan
- "Michigan waterways At Risk" (PDF). Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- Toy Safety in Michigan. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "Widely Used Flame Retardants Break Down Into Banned Chemicals and Threaten Health". Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- 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.
- "Philip D. Radford, Greenpeace, Executive Director". Fund for the Public Interest. Retrieved 2013-07-19.