Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Strategic Initiatives for Administrative Affairs
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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:

The campus works with our local cities on issues related to water, energy efficiency, and community resilience. As a water treatment plant on campus, we work closely with the City of Pomona on water ordinances. The Engineering department works to implement small residential solar energy in support of City ordinance 4209.
The campus has a Governmental Relations liaison who engages with local offices on a variety of issues. Staff and faculty with the support of the University attend local stakeholder and planning meetings and participate in area sustainability and resilience planning particularly on transportation planning with Metro, Foothill Transit, and the City of Pomona.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

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 CSU actively participates in public policy through discussions with the State Relations & Advocacy Office, Governor's Office Sustainability Task Force. The CSU's Advocacy and State Relations team monitors all sustainability legislation that impacts the CSU campuses. In addition, specifically, our University President and the California State University Board of Trustees (BOT) took a supportive stance in 2019 for Senate Bill 354: California DREAM Loan Program - graduate degree programs. If approved, this bill will expand opportunities for underrepresented students to access professional and graduate degree programs.


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:

During 2017 and 2018, the CSU and our University President took a clear and public position to support and lobby for the protection of DACA students (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Specifically, the CSU offers free legal support services (https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Pages/legal-support-services.aspx) throughout the system, and additionally, all 23 CSU campuses offer resources to support (https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Pages/campus-support.aspx) undocumented students.
Furthermore, the CSU routinely supports and opposes legislation on matters related to higher education.

www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/government/advocacy-and-state-relations/Pages/default.aspx

Cal Poly Pomona has been a member of the Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitment since 2007 and as part of the CSU, our campus have signed onto the We Are Still In campaign to express our continued support for the Paris Climate Accord.

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-Statement-on-Joining-%E2%80%98We-Are-Still-In%E2%80%99-Climate-Declaration.aspx


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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