Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

Is likely happening, but none known or found.


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:

1. Florida Gulf Coast University is part of the State of Florida's Blue-Green Algae Task force that put together a package of policy recommendations that was incorporated into laws that came out of the last legislative session to reduce widespread nutrient pollution which essentially fertilizes algal blooms that can produce toxins linked to a variety of human and animal health problems. https://www.news-press.com/story/tech/science/environment/2020/07/29/blue-green-algae-task-force-members-tackle-algae-warnings-first-meeting-since-october/5511427002/

2. FGCU sought support from State of Florida's governor and with members of the Southwest Florida legislative delegation in an effort to gin up support for the proposed initiative to combat the nutrient's that fuel red tide, red tide's environmental impacts, its economic impact, red tide's impact on human health, the prevention, prediction and mitigation of it and education. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O4mHzeFyc-TACjx235PLkKIJWySd3qcu/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O4mHzeFyc-TACjx235PLkKIJWySd3qcu/view


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:
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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:

None known or found.


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:
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This is not a comprehensive overview of all the institution's efforts, but are those that the EH&S department completing this report are aware of.

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