Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colgate University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pamela Gramlich
Sustainability Office Program Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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 Hamilton Climate Action Working group works to guide policies at the local government level. This group meets once a month with representatives from Colgate, the village and local business members. Its goal is to create a sustainable community and become a member of the Clean Energy Communities in the state of New York.


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:

Colgate is a member of the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education. NYCSHE unites representatives of higher education to promote and support environmental responsibility.


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:

Colgate President Brian Casey signed the Second Nature open letter Casey’s support of the letter to incoming U.S. administration for climate action urging elected officials to support participation in the Paris Agreement, climate research, and investment in the low-carbon economy. He also signed the We Are Still In letter in support of honoring the Paris Agreement.
http://news.colgate.edu/2016/12/colgate-signs-open-letter-to-incoming-u-s-administration-for-climate-action.html/
https://www.facebook.com/notes/colgate-university/we-are-still-in/10154712424203733/


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

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:

Colgate President Brian Casey signed the Second Nature open letter Casey’s support of the letter to incoming U.S. administration for climate action urging elected officials to support participation in the Paris Agreement, climate research, and investment in the low-carbon economy. He also signed the We Are Still In letter in support of honoring the Paris Agreement.
http://news.colgate.edu/2016/12/colgate-signs-open-letter-to-incoming-u-s-administration-for-climate-action.html/
https://www.facebook.com/notes/colgate-university/we-are-still-in/10154712424203733/

Deacon Mark Shiner, Colgate University Chaplain & Catholic Campus Minister, signed the Chaplains for Earth open letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. https://www.chaplainsforearth.org/open-letter/


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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