Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Owen Holmes
Associate Vice President
Government Relations
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Federal and state advocacy efforts must be done consistently with positions taken by the CSU Board of Trustees (BOT). As such, unless the BOT takes a position, we do not engage in advocacy efforts to support legislation at the state or federal level.

However, the Office of State Relations and Advocacy is also charged with advancing the work of Cal State Fullerton. Through this Office, we coordinated a Legislative Staff Roundtable featuring our sustainability efforts, especially focusing on how sustainability can serve as a cost reduction measure. We also actively identify and promote opportunities to highlight faculty work in the area of sustainability. We have helped facilitate connections and partnerships between the Center for Sustainability and community organizations and initiatives. For example, Dr. John Bock has presented to the Orange County Council of Governments and participated in the Orange County Sustainable Communities Strategy Stakeholder Group addressing SB 375.

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