School’s out and summer is here! Millions of Californians will be hitting the beaches, blasting their air conditioning and visiting their friends and families across the state and country. But it’s not all fun and games. As we all take some time to recharge our batteries, it’s important to keep in mind the realities of our time: skyrocketing prices, counterfeit goods on the market and the inevitable ebb and flow of COVID cases that could potentially throw a wrench in peoples’ summer plans.
To help you enjoy the season a bit more, CALPIRG compiled these handy summer tips to make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy this summer. We organize our tips by category, and link to our full reports where you can read even more.
Public Health Advocate, CALPIRG Education Fund
Sander is based in Sacramento and works with California decision-makers, the media and coalition partners to further CALPIRG’s legislative priorities. In his free time, Sander enjoys karaoke, science fiction novels and hugging his cat, Arthur.
Consumer Watchdog, PIRG
Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers’ health, safety and financial security. Previously, she worked as a journalist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio’s largest daily newspaper. She received dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, a National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis, and a journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected 15 million customers nationwide. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.