Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison has an ongoing relationship with the Village of Granville Planning Office to work toward development of greener zoning ordinances and community planning that includes access to green spaces and multi-purpose pathways.

Denison partnered with Granville Township to develop new zoning ordinances to allow for the adoption of solar pv in the township for both residential and commercial systems.

Denison faculty and students in the ENVS program worked with the Village of Granville to evaluate the Village's comprehensive plan and to develop a framework to "green" the plan during its next review (currently happening).


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:

Denison teamed with Oberlin, Wooster and Kenyon to pen a letter from their respective presidents to Gov. Mike Dewine of Ohio in support of clean energy policy. This came at a time when Ohio was debating the elimination of clean energy subsidies in lieu of favoring coal and gas derived power.


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:

Denison signed on to a letter regarding the DHS Rule Related to International Students and Online Instruction.
https://www.glca.org/on-the-dhs-rule-related-to-international-students-and-online-instruction/

Denison also signed a public letter relating to the We're Still In movement regarding climate change. https://www.wearestillin.com/organization/denison-university


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Denison's President, Dr. Adam Weinberg, is a prolific writer using a multitude of forums to discuss social, economic, and environmental issues. Here's a link to many of his writings and speeches from the last three years: https://denison.edu/campus/president/speeches

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