OPIRG-G (Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Guelph) is a chapter of a provincial network of research, popular education, and action organizations. OPIRG works on a variety of environmental and social issues acting as a bridge between the campus and community. Their projects include co-founding the Guelph Roundtable on Environment and Economy, the Speed River Cleanup and Rehabilitation Project, coordinating Environment Week and producing the Community Events Listing. Working groups of OPIRG raise awareness of such issues as Indonesia's illegal occupation of East Timor, sustainable food growing practices, and the destruction of old-growth forests. OPIRG-G maintains an alternative resource centre and will help students apply their course work to community projects through the Research for Credit program. Core funding (supplemented by grants and donations) is provided per semester through full-time student fees: $4.72 for undergraduates and $4.64 for graduates. The fee is refundable for the first fifteen days of the semester. OPIRG (extension 2129 or 824-2091) is located on the University Campus at 1 Trent Lane.
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