Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bard College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erin Cannan-Campolong
Assoc. Dir. CCE
CCE
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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:

Bard students successfully lobbied the Town of Red Hook (town board) to pass a Resolution that was presented to the County Board of Elections to create a polling place on campus. The Bard Center for Civic Engagement actively supported this activity through letters of support and attending meetings.

+ Date Revised: Feb. 15, 2019

Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No
+ Date Revised: Feb. 21, 2019

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:

The Center For Civic Engagement (CCE) supports students and aids in their participation through voting in local, state, and federal elections. 3 NYS BHSEC locations "...provide adolescents with a rigorous, credit-bearing, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades." There are currently five other locations in as many states. Bard's mission, which prominently features sustainability, is present in this engagement.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

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:

President Botstein was one of 30 college presidents to sign on to the Leadership Circle for the Put a Price On It campaign. This is relevant to national and international advocacy efforts.
https://www.ourclimate.us/leadershipcircle

+ Date Revised: Feb. 13, 2019

Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

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:

President Botstein was one of 30 college presidents to sign on to the Leadership Circle for the Put a Price On It campaign. This is relevant to national and international advocacy efforts.
https://www.ourclimate.us/leadershipcircle

+ Date Revised: Feb. 13, 2019

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

In Nov. 2011, President Botstein signed on to a Clean Air Cool Planet effort to advocate for federal agency funding for climate change science, mitigation and adaptation.


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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