Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

Locally, we have met and advocated for partnerships between the University and city for policy. In November 2018, we formed a climate resiliency task force with a select group of university and community leaders. This task force meets regularly. In February 2020, the task force finalized a climate resiliency plan to build a more resilient community. The sustainability department partnered with the Rotary club, Spearfish City and a non-profit organization on developing a native pollinator garden. The Bike club collaborated with the city of Spearfish to install bike repair stations along the city bike path. At the direction of the university administration, we purchased two electric vehicle charging stations for university staff and student as well as community members to use free of charge.


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:

BHSU hosts and encourages participation from students, faculty, and staff at cracker-barrel discussions with our state representatives. University members advocated for the Library renovation and increased solar capability.


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:

BHSU participates in public policy advocacy through our membership to member organizations such as AASHE, the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and APPA.


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:
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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):

N/A


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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