Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
1.33 / 2.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Connecticut College faculty and local community partners will pursue long-range solutions to food injustice in New London as part of a new collaborative project supported by a $5 million grant to the University of Michigan from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The "Just Futures Initiative" will partner colleges and universities with community fellows as well as local organizations to offer tangible suggestions for community-based racial reparations. More information can be found here: https://lsa.umich.edu/social-solutions/news-events/news/inside-the-center/project-announcements/mellon-just-futures-grant.html

The Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion served as the facilitator of a Public Safety Policy Review Committee for the City of New London which was formed after the death of George Floyd. The committee released a series of recommendations including the formation of a civilian police review board and the restructuring of police funds. More information can be found here: https://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2021/community-policing-in-new-london/#.YKKzNmZKijB


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:
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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:

Connecticut College signed the America is All In Pledge in January 2021. The statement calls on the Biden-Harris administration to rejoin the Paris Climate Commitment and focus policies in three areas: to drive economic growth across every sector of the economy through job-creating sustainable investments, expand U.S. leadership at home and abroad, and reimagine community partnership to advance just and equitable climate solutions and build resilience to climate change.

Connecticut College has publicly endorsed the Put a Price on It campaign, which advocates for national legislation for carbon pricing as a way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels while increasing investments in renewable energy.


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:
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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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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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