Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, 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. The Center works directly with Governors, state energy offices, regulators, and policy makers to develop legislative, regulatory, and programmatic plans for clean energy development and advise on policy best practices and implementation.

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.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

The CSU's Center for the New Energy Economy works closely with CSU’s rural economic development activities, spearheaded by Director of Economic Development and former Larimer County Commissioner Kathay Rennel,to advance statewide economic initiatives related to clean and renewable energy.

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

N/A - as a public institution, CSU does not make political contributions

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

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