Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.74
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aric Christensen
Environmental Ambassador
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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:

As a publicly funded University, FGCU primarily supports open dialogue about public policy and research efforts to resolve questions affecting decision making rather than to advocate directly for any specific public policy. Nevertheless, through its participation with the State Board of Governors, and regional taskforces and committees, the University does promote sustainability through public policy.

Eagle Advocates:
Eagle Advocacy is designed to engage the FGCU community to participate in advancing FGCU’s legislative agenda in Tallahassee. The society is designed to connect with people in the community interested in advancing FGCU, communicate with members and keep them up to date on activities of the Florida Legislature, coordinate our community into effective advocacy groups, and activate our members to promote FGCU and our goals to the Legislature and Governor.

Eagle advocates make a difference by persuasively telling the FGCU story and communicating key issues to the all elected officials. As an eagle advocate, your voice can make a difference to our state legislators and other elected members by providing them with value information at strategic times during the 60-day legislative session and thorough out the year. With your action and support, Eagle Advocacy will carry a strong message of the importance of higher education and the need for reliable state funding.

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

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

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

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