Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

In the fall of 2014 Bowdoin participated in the state-wide hearings on Central Maine Power Company's (CMP) rate cases. The CMP's Alternative Rate Plan Proposal called for set rates on residential and small business customers over the next five years. In the summer of 2015, along with other Maine schools, Bowdoin joined as a stakeholder, before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, to study electrical rate making options for solar installations. http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20140224/CURRENTEDITION/302209999/battle-over-cmp%27s-rate-proposal-pits-profits-against-renewable-advocates
In the fall of 2015 Bowdoin signed on to the "American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge". The Pledge was an opportunity for Bowdoin to demonstrate support for strong climate action by world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris known as COP21. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/11/american-campuses-act-climate

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

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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