Public Interest Research GroupsPublic Interest Research Groups
are volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organizations based mostly out of University campuses
around the North American
continent. They usually provides training, support and opportunities for members and the public to be active citizens in their communities. Their belief is that the way to create positive social change is to provide individuals with the information and tools they need to take responsibility for their lives and to participate effectively in their communities. Issues of environmental
and social justice
are the main targets of concern.