Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.10
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2012
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Eastern Connecticut State University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 William Leahy
Institute for Sustainable Energy
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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:

On the State Level, Eastern has been instrumental in advocating for a number of laws in Connecticut by providing legislative research and testimony on such topics as cogeneration (PA 05-01) Green Building Standards (PA 07-242) biofuel production (PA 07-05). In addition, its staff serves on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's "Lead-by-Example" Technical Advisory Committee.
On the Federal Level, Eastern serves as co-chair of the Higher Education Committee of ACORE and as the Connecticut Green School Advocate to the USGBC Center of Green Schools. In addition, staff and faculty have represented Eastern's Green campus initiatives nationally at AASHE, AEE, ACORE and NSTA conferences

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

Evidence can also be found on www.ctgreenschools.org and on the CTGBC.org site under High Performance Green Schools and the www.ctcleanenergy.org under HP Green Schools.

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