|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2014|
Colorado State University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
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Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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 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: