|Submission Date||Nov. 18, 2011|
Anne Arundel Community College
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
The college advocates sustainability through action.
The college Environmental Center has a nationally renowned underwater grasses replenishment program. Begun in 1980 to help the county monitor water quality and aquatic life in the Bay and its tributaries, the center regularly partners with federal, state and county agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and groups to provide environmental solutions. For example, through a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the center has produced more than 10 million underwater grass seeds for bay restoration and another 5 million seeds for a North Carolina restoration project.
The Environmental Center also works with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health each summer, monitoring water quality at community beaches. Its staff and students worked with the Providence Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop 80,000 wetland plants for the Poplar Island restoration project.
The college advocates and supports the American Graduation Initiative through our Student Success 2020 program.
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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