Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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:

CWRU advocates for a range of energy efficiency and sustainability research programs. CWRU has been a strong partner with the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in the development of long and short-term sustainability policy plans, such as bike and complete streets legislation, climate action plan, etc.


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:

CWRU advocates for a range of energy efficiency and sustainability research programs, and leverages university expertise to improve energy efficiency and sustainability at the regional level. In 2015, the University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cuyahoga County to become a founding member of the White House MetroLab Network. Part of the “Smart Cities” initiative, this county-university partnership is designed to leverage university research strengths to address public challenges (which can include sustainability issues).


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:

CWRU advocates for a range of energy efficiency and sustainability research programs, and leverages university expertise to improve energy efficiency and sustainability at the regional level. Case Western Reserve University, a leading national research university, is one of the top universities in the nation for Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) awards. These research projects significantly contribute to energy efficiency, energy reliability, energy storage and other technologies. Additionally, CWRU researchers are actively involved in research efforts at the nexus of food, energy and water, key topics in sustainability. The University’s Office of Government Relations also routinely communicate with national stakeholders in the fields of energy and sustainability to encourage the adoption of favorable policies.


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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