Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.54
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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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:

CSU has had a long-standing tradition of engaging local and regional policies that support sustainability - on campus and beyond.

CSU has a dedicated Center for the New Energy Economy, directed by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. The policy center helps build essential partnerships around research-based clean energy solutions, workforce development and advancement of technologies that fuel long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Ritter works closely with CSU’s rural economic development activities--spearheaded by Director of Economic Development and former Larimer County Commissioner Kathay Rennels--to advance statewide economic initiatives related to clean and renewable energy.

The new center and Ritter’s position are a natural outgrowth of CSU’s longstanding leadership in environmental research and clean-energy technologies, along with its land-grant service mission to benefit Colorado.

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