Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Babson College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Mary Rose
Vice President, Campus & Community Affairs
President's Office
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Babson sends a representative to serve on the Town of Wellesley's Sustainable Energy Committee to provide energy and sustainability expertise, advocate for sustainable energy, and provide support from Babson for sustainable energy policies. Because Wellesley has a municipal utility that provides Babson's electricity, this can have substantial impacts.

A major outcome of Babson's involvement in energy with the Town of Wellesley has been the program to purchase regional wind power through a PPA, which Babson supported and participates in.

The Committee proposes sustainable energy goals, to reduce Town greenhouse gas emissions from the municipal, residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors, to Town Meeting. The Committee prepares a multi-year action plan to achieve the Town sustainable energy goals and revises it as needed. The Committee works with municipal departments, businesses, institutions, and civic and volunteer organizations to initiate and carry out actions to achieve these goals and coordinates municipal activities with initiatives of these other organizations. The Committee also prepares an annual Townwide emissions inventory and develops an annual action plan that includes significant planned initiatives by both municipal and community organizations.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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