The mission of Span is to provide services to help alumni of Public Interest Network organizations continue to make a difference.
Over the last 45+ years, the Public Interest Network organizations have served as the training ground for countless young activists and organizers. Now, alumni of state PIRGs and affiliated Public Interest Network organizations are everywhere: leading the nation's environmental, consumer, political reform, and social justice organizations; distinguishing themselves in government service; and working with the media, foundations, universities, the private sector, and in countless other professions. We celebrate the role of our alumni in the Public Interest Network organizations and in the greater social change movement.
Recent Public Interest Network & Span updates
Solar power is growing fast. These cities are shining the brightest. Solar power is booming in dozens of major American cities. "Shining Cities 2019," researched by Environment America Research & Policy Center, found that solar energy capacity more than doubled in 45 of America's 57 largest cities in the past six years. More here.
Alumni Social Events Alumni and staff from the Public Interest Network organizations gather in cities across the country to catch up and meet some new faces. View photos from past events and find out if there is a get-together coming up near you here.
Victory: California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity
In California, a commitment to 100 percent clean electricity isn't just a good idea. As of Sept. 10, 2018, it's the law. Environment California State Director Dan Jacobson tells his story of how we got there.
Job Opportunities Looking for a new job, or know someone who is? Click here to take a look at the nonprofit job openings that Public Interest Network alumni, staff, and friends have submitted.
Victory: McDonald’s commits to hold the antibiotics
On Dec. 11, 2018, McDonald’s released a new policy that commits the company to restricting medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. As the largest beef purchaser in the United States, McDonald’s new commitment could spark an industry-wide change to help keep antibiotics effective. More here.