Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Elaine Durr
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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Elon University continues to work with local authorities to advocate for increased access to, and safety for, bicycle and pedestrian routes that serve the campus and surrounding area as well as public transportation services.
Elon University's Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Director of Campus Safety and Police were on the Steering Committee for the Town of Elon Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Lighting Plan 2017 Update. The plan has been approved by the Town to proceed with fund raising and implementation. Elon University is located in the Town of Elon.
The City of Burlington's Bicycle, Pedestrian and Lighting Plan has a new bike and pedestrian path connecting Elon University to downtown Burlington as its number one proposal/plan. Elon University's President has advocated for support of this plan.
Elon University's BioBus system has two stops within close proximity to stops for the local public bus system, which provides some connectivity between the two systems.
In addition, Elon University is a strong supporter of the county K-12 school system and initiatives to strengthen it.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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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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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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