We are the Evergreen State College’s premier student public interest activism group, and have been since the early 1980s. We work to protect the environment and public health, fight hunger on campus and in our community, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement.
Our WashPIRG chapter works with professional staff on campus to educate the public, run grassroots campaigns, and lobby our elected officials here in Olympia and in Washington DC so we can get real results. For example, we recently helped pass the Washington Clean Electricity Bill that committed our state to 100% clean electricity to address climate change. We’ve also organized fundraisers and service hours for the Thurston County Food Bank, built support to ban unnecessary single-use plastics in Washington to protect marine life, and helped turn out the vote for the 2020 Election.
The thing that makes us effective is that we are funded by the student body through a $8 per student per-term waivable fee.
We offer opportunities for you to become an intern or volunteer, where you can learn a variety of skills while really making a difference. By joining WashPIRG Students, you can see how easy it is to get involved in a large movement for social change.
|Learn more about the WashPIRG fee at the Evergreen State College here!|
|Beyond Plastics Campaign Coordinator||Noquisi Christian-Smith|
|Save Our Orcas Campaign Coordinators||Avi Goldshmidt|
|Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Coordinators||Halle Robinson and Trenesia McClendon|